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The Second Sex

Author: Rachel Dini
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Series: The Macat Library
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Simone de Beauvoir's 1949 book The Second Sex is a masterpiece of feminist criticism and philosophy. An incendiary take on the place of women in post-war French society, it helped define major trends in feminist thought for the rest of the 20th century, and its influence is still felt today. The book's success owes much to Beauvoir's brilliant writing style and passion, but both are rooted in the clarity of her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Dini
ISBN: 9781912281725 1912281724
OCLC Number: 993636811
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; WAYS IN TO THE TEXT; Who Was Simone de Beauvoir?; What Does The Second Sex Say?; Why Does The Second Sex Matter?; SECTION 1: INFLUENCES; Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context; Module 2: Academic Context; Module 3: The Problem; Module 4: The Author's Contribution; SECTION 2: IDEAS; Module 5: Main Ideas; Module 6: Secondary Ideas; Module 7: Achievement; Module 8: Place in the Author's Work; SECTION 3: IMPACT; Module 9: The First Responses; Module 10: The Evolving Debate; Module 11: Impact and Influence Today; Module 12: Where Next? Glossary of TermsPeople Mentioned in the Text; Works Cited.
Series Title: The Macat Library
Responsibility: Rachel Dini.

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"Simone de Beauvoir's 1949 book The Second Sex is a masterpiece of feminist criticism and philosophy. An incendiary take on the place of women in post-war French society, it helped define major trends in feminist thought for the rest of the 20th century, and its influence is still felt today. The book's success owes much to Beauvoir's brilliant writing style and passion, but both are rooted in the clarity of her critical thinking skills. She builds a strong argument against the silent assumptions that continually demoted (and still demote) women to "second place" in a society dominated by men. Beauvoir also demonstrates the central skills of reasoning at their best: presenting a persuasive case, organising her thoughts, and supporting her conclusions. Above all, though, The Second Sex is a masterclass in analysis. Treating the structures of contemporary society and culture as a series of arguments that tend continuously to demote women, Beauvoir is able to isolate and describe the implicit assumptions that underpin male domination. Her demolition of these assumptions provides the crucial ammunition for her argument that women are in no way the "second" sex, but are in every way the equal of men."--Provided by publisher.

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