Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex

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Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex by Ruth Evans Summary

Hailed by some feminists as the single most important theoretical work of this century, but ignored or reviled by others, Simone de Beauvoir's The second sex (1949) occupies an anomalous and even uneasy place in the feminist 'canon'. Yet it has had an undeniable impact not only on the development of critiques of sexual politics but on twentieth-century Western thinking about 'woman' in general.

Le deuxième sexe

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Beauvoir and the Second Sex

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Beauvoir and the Second Sex by Margaret A. Simons Summary

In this compelling chronicle, Margaret A. Simons details her search for the true origins of Beauvoir's existential philosophy.

The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

The Second Sex

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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir Summary

Of all the writing that emerged from the existentialist movement, Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking study of women will probably have the most extensive and enduring impact. It is at once a work of anthropology and sociology, of biology and psychoanalysis, from the pen of a writer and novelist of penetrating imaginative power. THE SECOND SEX stands, four decades after its first appearance, as the first landmark in the modern feminist upsurge that has transformed perceptions of the social relationship of man and womankind in our time.

The Independent Woman

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“Like man, woman is a human being.” When The Second Sex was first published in Paris in 1949—groundbreaking, risqué, brilliantly written and strikingly modern—it provoked both outrage and inspiration. The Independent Woman contains three key chapters of Beauvoir’s masterwork, which illuminate the feminine condition and identify practical social reforms for gender equality. It captures the essence of the spirited manifesto that switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and continues to exert profound influence on feminists today.

The Sage and the Second Sex

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The Sage and the Second Sex by Chenyang Li Summary

This volume offers new insights into the role of women in ancient China, their important contributions to society, and their pursuit of personal growth and fulfillment. The position that Confucianism may actually foster gender equity is particularly interesting in discussions of whether the Confucian worldview is degrading or repressive toward women.

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The Second Sex by Rachele Dini Summary

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.

Reconceiving the Second Sex

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Reconceiving the Second Sex by Marcia C. Inhorn,Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen,Maruska la Cour Mosegaard,Helene Goldberg Summary

Extensive social science research, particularly by anthropologists, has explored womens reproductive lives, their use of reproductive technologies, and their experiences as mothers and nurturers of children. Meanwhile, few if any volumes have explored mens reproductive concerns or contributions to womens reproductive health: Men are clearly viewed as the second sex in reproduction. This volume argues that the marginalization of men is an oversight of considerable proportions, and thereby seeks to break the silence surrounding mens thoughts, experiences, and feelings about their reproductive lives. It sheds new light on male reproduction from a cross-cultural, global perspective, focusing not only upon men in Europe and America but also those in the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. Both heterosexual and homosexual, married and unmarried men are featured in this volume, which assesses concerns ranging from masculinity and sexuality to childbirth and fatherhood. Thus, men are brought back into the equation, as reproductive partners, progenitors, fathers, nurturers, and decision-makers.

Le Mythe de la virilité

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Le Mythe de la virilité by Olivia GAZALÉ Summary

Et si, comme les femmes, les hommes étaient depuis toujours victimes du mythe de la virilité ? De la préhistoire à l'époque contemporaine, une passionnante histoire du féminin et du masculin qui réinterprète de façon originale le thème de la guerre des sexes. Pour asseoir sa domination sur le sexe féminin, l'homme a, dès les origines de la civilisation, théorisé sa supériorité en construisant le mythe de la virilité. Un discours fondateur qui n'a pas seulement postulé l'infériorité essentielle de la femme, mais aussi celle de l'autre homme (l'étranger, le " sous-homme ", le " pédéraste "...). Historiquement, ce mythe a ainsi légitimé la minoration de la femme et l'oppression de l'homme par l'homme. Depuis un siècle, ce modèle de la toute-puissance guerrière, politique et sexuelle est en pleine déconstruction, au point que certains esprits nostalgiques déplorent une " crise de la virilité ". Les masculinistes accusent le féminisme d'avoir privé l'homme de sa souveraineté naturelle. Que leur répondre ? Que le malaise masculin est, certes, une réalité, massive et douloureuse, mais que l'émancipation des femmes n'en est pas la cause. La virilité est tombée dans son propre piège, un piège que l'homme, en voulant y enfermer la femme, s'est tendu à lui-même. En faisant du mythe de la supériorité mâle le fondement de l'ordre social, politique, religieux, économique et sexuel, en valorisant la force, le goût du pouvoir, l'appétit de conquête et l'instinct guerrier, il a justifié et organisé l'asservissement des femmes, mais il s'est aussi condamné à réprimer ses émotions, à redouter l'impuissance et à honnir l'effémination, tout en cultivant le goût de la violence et de la mort héroïque. Le devoir de virilité est un fardeau, et " devenir un homme " un processus extrêmement coûteux. Si la virilité est aujourd'hui un mythe crépusculaire, il ne faut pas s'en alarmer, mais s'en réjouir. Car la réinvention actuelle des masculinités n'est pas seulement un progrès pour la cause des hommes, elle est l'avenir du féminisme.

Beyond the Second Sex

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Beyond the Second Sex by Peggy Reeves Sanday,Ruth Gallagher Goodenough Summary

Addresses the conflict, contradictions and ambiguities that are often encountered in field research.

The Church and the Second Sex

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The Church and the Second Sex by Mary Daly Summary

Argues that the Catholic church suppresses women, examines the Scriptures and church history, and discusses the theological roots of the problem

The Works of Simone de Beauvoir

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The Works of Simone de Beauvoir by Simone de Beauvoir Summary

This collection of classic titles by Beauvoir her most well know writings, The Second Sex and The Ethics Of Ambiguity as well as a biography of her life and a rare interview on her book The Second Sex. French writer and feminist, and Existentialist. She is known primarily for her treatise The Second Sex (1949), a scholarly and passionate plea for the abolition of what she called the myth of the “eternal feminine.” It became a classic of feminist literature during the 1960s.Her novels expounded the major Existential themes, demonstrating her conception of the writer's commitment to the times. She Came To Stay (1943) treats the difficult problem of the relationship of a conscience to “the other”. Of her other works of fiction, perhaps the best known is The Mandarins (1954), a chronicle of the attempts of post-World War II intellectuals to leave their “mandarin” (educated elite) status and engage in political activism. She also wrote four books of philosophy, including The Ethics of Ambiguity (1947).Several volumes of her work are devoted to autobiography which constitute a telling portrait of French intellectual life from the 1930s to the 1970s. In addition to treating feminist issues, de Beauvoir was concerned with the issue of aging, which she addressed in A Very Easy Death (1964), on her mother's death in a hospital. In 1981 she wrote A Farewell to Sartre, a painful account of Sartre's last years.Simone de Beauvoir revealed herself as a woman of formidable courage and integrity, whose life supported her thesis: the basic options of an individual must be made on the premises of an equal vocation for man and woman founded on a common structure of their being, independent of their sexuality.Table of Contents:The Second Sex, On the publication of The Second Sex, interviewThe Ethics of Ambiguity, Biography

Janus and Narcissus

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Cinema and the Second Sex

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Cinema and the Second Sex by Carrie Tarr,Brigitte Rollet Summary

Women's filmmaking in France has been a source of both delight and despair. On the one hand, the numbers are impressive – over 250 feature-length films were made by over 100 women directors in France in the 1980s and 1990s. On the other hand, despite the heritage of French feminism, French women directors characteristically disclaim their gender as a significant factor in their filmmaking. This incisive study provides an informative, critical guide to this major body of work, exploring the boundaries between personal films (intimate psychological dramas relating to key stages in life) and genre films (which demonstrate women's ability to appropriate and rework popular genres). It analyzes the effects of postfeminism, women's desire to enter the mainstream, and the impact of a new generation of filmmakers, enabling readers to take stock of the wealth and diversity of women's contribution to French cinema during the 1980s and 1990s.

Pour une morale de l'ambiguïté

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Pour une morale de l'ambiguïté by Simone de Beauvoir Summary

Les adversaires de l'existentialisme prétendent qu'une philosophie de la liberté est a priori incapable de proposer une morale. Du moment que nous sommes libres, disent-ils, il nous serait interdit de rien vouloir. Simone de Beauvoir s'est proposé de donner quelques indications théoriques sur les possibilités d'une morale existentialiste. Pour y parvenir, il faut d'abord regarder en face cette vérité, que la condition de l'homme est ambiguë. La plupart des morales s'efforcent de la dissimuler, mais, en toute occasion concrète, Ia vérité se fait jour : celle de la vie et de la mort, de la subjectivité de chaque homme et de sa liaison au monde, de sa finitude et de sa transcendance, du présent et de l'avenir. Mieux vaut donc l'assumer. Certes, il n'est pas question de fournir à l'homme libre des recettes qui le délivreraient de l'angoissante nécessité de choisir ; on peut seulement lui proposer des méthodes.

Foulards et hymens

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Foulards et hymens by Mona ELTAHAWY Summary

​Essai coup-de-poing sur le calvaire vécu par les femmes dans le monde arabe, état des lieux accablant de la misogynie ambiante dans un Moyen-Orient travaillé par les extrémismes, Foulards et hymens est un document choc, brillant et nécessaire. Nous, les femmes arabes, vivons dans une culture qui nous est fondamentalement hostile. Face à ce constat, la journaliste égyptienne Mona Eltahawy, elle-même emprisonnée, battue, sexuellement agressée sur la place Tahrir en 2011, a décidé de prendre la parole. Dire la difficulté de vivre dans une société patriarcale qui diabolise la femme, la cache, la rejette. Dire la situation de ces femmes forcées de porter le hijab et le niqab, embarquées en pleine rue pour un " test de virginité ", battues, violées, excisées, mutilées. Dire que si le monde arabe hait ses femmes, c'est parce qu'il les craint. Qu'il craint ce qui se trouve sous le voile, le nie, piétine son existence, sous prétexte de mieux le préserver. Parler pour libérer la parole féminine. Car comme nous le rappelle Mona Eltahawy : l'acte le plus subversif qu'une femme puisse commettre est de parler de sa vie comme si elle importait réellement.

Sex and Existence

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