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The second sex

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1989, ©1952.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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This ... revolutionary book began as an exceptional woman's attempt to find out who and what she was. It ended up shocking, infuriating, and galvanizing millions of readers and dramatically revising the way women talk and think about themselves. Drawing extensive interviews with women of every age and station of life, masterfully synthesizing research about women's bodies and psyches as well as their historic and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN: 0679724516 9780679724513
OCLC Number: 20905133
Notes: Reprint of the 1953 ed. published by Knopf, New York.
Translation of Le deuxième sexe.
Description: xlii, 746 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Destiny. Data of biology --
Psychoanalytic point of view --
Point of view of historical materialism --
History. Nomads --
Early tillers of the soil --
Patriarchal times and classical antiquity --
Through the Middle Ages to eighteenth-century France --
Since the French revolution: the job and the vote --
Myths. Dreams, fears, idols --
Myth of woman in five authors --
Myth and reality --
Formative years. Childhood --
Young girl --
Sexual initiation --
Lesbian --
Situation. Married woman --
Mother --
Social life --
Prostitutes and hetairas --
From maturity to old age --
Woman's situation and character --
Justifications. Narcissist --
Woman in love --
Mystic --
Toward liberation. Independent woman.
Other Titles: Deuxième sexe.
Responsibility: Simone de Beauvoir ; translated and edited by H.M. Parshley ; introduction to the Vintage edition by Deirdre Bair.

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This ... revolutionary book began as an exceptional woman's attempt to find out who and what she was. It ended up shocking, infuriating, and galvanizing millions of readers and dramatically revising the way women talk and think about themselves. Drawing extensive interviews with women of every age and station of life, masterfully synthesizing research about women's bodies and psyches as well as their historic and economic roles, [this book] is an encyclopedic and ... argued document of inequality and enforced "otherness."--P. [4] of cover.

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