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The second sex

Author: Simone de Beauvoir; Constance Borde; Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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An unabridged version of Beauvoir's feminist exploration of the psychological, sexual and social roles of women and their historical and contemporary situation in Western culture at the middle of the twentieth century.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simone de Beauvoir; Constance Borde; Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
ISBN: 9780307265562 0307265560
OCLC Number: 405105574
Notes: "This translation originally published in slightly different form in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape ... in 2009"--Title page verso.
"A Borzoi Book."
Description: xxi, 800 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Facts and myths. Destiny : Biological data ; The psychoanalytical point of view ; The point of view of historical materialism --
History --
Myths : Montherlant or the bread of disgust ; D.H. Lawrence or phallic pride ; Claudel or the handmaiden of the Lord ; Breton or poetry ; Stendhal or romancing the real --
II. Lived experience. Formative years : Childhood ; The girl ; Sexual initiation ; The lesbian --
Situation : The married woman ; The mother ; Social life ; Prostitutes and hetaeras ; From maturity to old age ; Woman's situation and character --
Justifications : The narcissist ; The woman in love ; the mystic --
Toward liberation : The independent woman.
Other Titles: Deuxième sexe.
Responsibility: Simone de Beauvoir ; translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier ; with an introduction by Judith Thurman.

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An unabridged version of Beauvoir's feminist exploration of the psychological, sexual and social roles of women and their historical and contemporary situation in Western culture at the middle of the twentieth century.

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This book led me to re-think some of the fundamental aspects I have always thought our modern society is based upon: the basis of the current monetary system, market economies, the illusion of barter markets and most fundamentaly the way that debt is intertwined into the fabric of human interaction.

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