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Simone de Beauvoir : feminist writings

Author: Simone de Beauvoir; Margaret A Simons; Marybeth Timmermann
Publisher: Urbana ; Chicago : University of Illinois Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1947, Simone de Beauvoir embarked on a U.S. lecture tour over the objections of a French establishment that hated existentialism but found a woman existentialist unbearable. Newly discovered writings from the time of the tour launch this sixth volume in the acclaimed Beauvoir series, showing a philosopher immersed in feminist ideas and building toward her 1949 classic The Second Sex. By turns surprising and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Named Person: Simone de Beauvoir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simone de Beauvoir; Margaret A Simons; Marybeth Timmermann
ISBN: 9780252039003 0252039009
OCLC Number: 890799022
Description: xiv, 312 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword to the Beauvoir Series / Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction / Margaret A. Simons --
1. French women writers --
Introduction by Elizabeth Fallaize --
Problems for women's literature --
Women of letters --
2. Femininity: the trap --
Introduction by Nancy Bauer --
Femininity: the trap --
3. A review of the elementary structures of kinship by Claude Lévi-Strauss --
Introduction by Shannon M. Mussett --
A review of the elementary structures of kinship by Claude Lévi-Strauss --
4. Short feminist texts from the fifties and sixties --
Introduction by Karen Vintges --
It's about time women put a new face on love --
Preface to family planning --
Preface to the great fear of loving --
The condition of women --
Preface to the sexually responsive woman --
What love is - and isn't --
Love and politics --
5. Brigitte Bardot and the Lolita syndrome --
Introduction by Elizabeth Fallaize --
Brigitte Bardot and the Lolita syndrome --
6. The situation of women today --
Introduction by Debra B. Bergoffen --
The situation of women today --
7. Women and creativity --
Introduction by Ursula Tidd --
Women and creativity --
8. Foreword to History: a novel --
Introduction by Margaret A. Simons --
Forward to history: a novel --
9. The MLF and the Bobigny affair --
Introduction by Sylvie Chaperon --
The rebellious woman - an interview by Alice Schwartzer --
Response to some women and a man --
Abortion and the poor --
Beauvoir's deposition at the Bobigny trial --
Preface to abortion: a law on trial. The Bobigny affair --
10. Short feminist texts from the seventies and eighties --
Introduction by Françoise Picq --
Everyday sexism --
League of Women's Rights Manifesto --
Preface to divorce in France --
Introduction to women insist --
Preface to through women's eyes --
When all the women of the world... --
My point of view: an outrageous affair --
Preface to stories from the French Women's Liberation Movement --
The urgency of an anti-sexist law --
Press conference of the International Committee for Women's Rights --
Foreword to deception chronicles: from the Women's Liberation Movement to a commercial trademark women, ads, and hate --
11. Preface to Mihloud --
Introduction by Lillian S. Robinson and Julien Murphy --
Preface to Mihloud.
Other Titles: Works.
Feminist writings.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann ; Foreword by Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir.

Abstract:

In 1947, Simone de Beauvoir embarked on a U.S. lecture tour over the objections of a French establishment that hated existentialism but found a woman existentialist unbearable. Newly discovered writings from the time of the tour launch this sixth volume in the acclaimed Beauvoir series, showing a philosopher immersed in feminist ideas and building toward her 1949 classic The Second Sex. By turns surprising and revelatory, Feminist Writings presents recently uncovered works and lectures while providing new translations and contexts for Beauvoir's more familiar writings. Spanning Beauvoir's career from the 1940s through 1986, the pieces explain the paradoxes in her political and feminist stances, including her famous 1972 announcement of a "conversion to feminism" after decades of activism on behalf of women. They also document and contextualize Beauvoir's thinking, writing, public statements, and activities in the service of causes like French divorce law reform and the rights of women in the Iranian Revolution. In addition, the volume provides new insights into Beauvoir's complex thinking and illuminates her historic role in linking the movements for sexual freedom, sexual equality, homosexual rights, and women's rights in France. -- from dust jacket.

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"An impressive work of erudition. Essential."--Choice "Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann's decision to present these essays with introductions from an extraordinary community of scholars is Read more...

 
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