Simone de Beauvoir

This classsic collection of critical texts on de Beauvoir's work, as feminist, novelist and philosopher, provides a much-needed reassessment of her place in twentieth-century culture as well as the context of her work.

Author: Reader in French Elizabeth Fallaize

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415147034

Category: Literary Criticism

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This classsic collection of critical texts on de Beauvoir's work, as feminist, novelist and philosopher, provides a much-needed reassessment of her place in twentieth-century culture as well as the context of her work.
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The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir

... The Novels of Simone de Beauvoir (1988) and Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader (1998); Kate and Edward Fullbrook, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre (1993) and Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Introduction (1998); Ingrid ...

Author: Margaret A. Simons

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253347220

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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Since her death in 1986 and the publication of her letters and diaries in 1990, interest in the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir has increased. An international group of philosophers present 16 essays that reveal Beauvoir as one of the century's most important and influential thinkers.
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The Existential Phenomenology of Simone de Beauvoir

“Sex and Gender in Simone de Beauvoir's Second Sex.” In Simone de Beauvoir: Witness to a Century, edited by Hélène Wenzel. Special Issue of Yale French Studies 72: 35-49. Reprinted in Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader, ...

Author: Wendy O'Brien

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401597531

Category: Philosophy

Page: 263

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While earlier research considered Simone de Beauvoir in the perspectives of Existentialism or Feminism, this work is the first to emphasize her reflective and descriptive approach and the full range of issues she addresses. There are valuable chapters and sections that are historical and/or comparative, but most of the contents of this work critically examine Beauvoir's views on old age (whereon she is the first phenomenologist to work), biology, gender, ethics, ethnicity (where she is among the first), and politics (again among the first). Besides their systematic as well as historical significance, these chapters show her philosophy as on a par with those of Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Paul Sartre in quality, richness and distinctiveness of problematics, and the penetration of her insight into collective as well as individual human life within the socio-historical world.
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Simone de Beauvoir

(1998) Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader, London/New York: Routledge. Collection of key essays on Beauvoir's philosophy, fiction and autobiography. Essential reading. Fishwick, Sarah (2002) The Body in the Work of Simone de Beauvoir ...

Author: Ursula Tidd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134503339

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking work has transformed the way we think about gender and identity. Without her 1949 text The Second Sex, gender theory as we know it today would be unthinkable. A leading figure in French existentialism, Beauvoir's concepts of 'becoming woman' and of woman as 'Other' are among the most influential ideas in feminist enquiry and debate. This book guides the reader through the main areas of Simone de Beauvoir's thought, including: *existentialism and ethics *gender studies and feminism *literature and autobiography *sexuality, the body and ageing Drawing upon Beauvoir's literary and theoretical texts, this is the ideal introduction to her thought for students on a range of courses including literature, cultural studies, gender, philosophy and modern languages.
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A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir

Autobiographical Tightropes. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press. Hughes, Alex. 1998. “Murdering the Mother in Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter.” In Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader, edited by Elizabeth Fallaize, 120–31.

Author: Laura Hengehold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118795965

Category: Philosophy

Page: 552

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The work of Simone de Beauvoir has endured and flowered in the last two decades, thanks primarily to the lasting influence of The Second Sex on the rise of academic discussions of gender, sexuality, and old age. Now, in this new Companion dedicated to her life and writings, an international assembly of prominent scholars, essayists, and leading interpreters reflect upon the range of Beauvoir’s contribution to philosophy as one of the great authors, thinkers, and public intellectuals of the twentieth century. The Companion examines Beauvoir’s rich intellectual life from a variety of angles—including literary, historical, and anthropological perspectives—and situates her in relation to her forbears and contemporaries in the philosophical canon. Essays in each of four thematic sections reveal the breadth and acuity of her insight, from the significance of The Second Sex and her work on the metaphysics of gender to her plentiful contributions in ethics and political philosophy. Later chapters trace the relationship between Beauvoir’s philosophical and literary work and open up her scholarship to global issues, questions of race, and the legacy of colonialism and sexism. The volume concludes by considering her impact on contemporary feminist thought writ large, and features pioneering work from a new generation of Beauvoir scholars. Ambitious and unprecedented in scope, A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource for students, teachers, and researchers across the humanities and social sciences.
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Simone de Beauvoir and the Colonial Experience

Pateman, Sexual Contract, 5. 30. Judith Okely, “Rereading the Second Sex,” in Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader, ed. Elizabeth Fallaize (New York, NY: Routledge, 1998), 22. 31. Beauvoir, Second Sex, 679. 32. Ibid. 33. Ibid., 680.

Author: Nathalie Nya

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498558105

Category: Philosophy

Page: 118

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Simone de Beauvoir and the Colonial Experience presents a gendered and female perspective of French colonialism between 1946 and 1962. Beauvoir’s colonial reflections can help us to better gauge how women—White, Asian, Arab, Caribbean, Latina, mixed race, and Black—decipher the crimes and injustices of French colonialism.
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Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Simone de Beauvoir Society

A Reader, edited by Paola Bono and Sandra Kemp, 36–61. Oxford: Blackwell. ... Sex and Existence: Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. London: Athlone. ... In Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader, edited by Elizabeth Fallaize, 72-92.

Author: Andrea Duranti

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443868501

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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On April 14, 1986, Simone de Beauvoir died in Paris. She was the “prettiest Existentialist”, who during her long and intense life had observed, described, analytically deconstructed and effectively changed the world that surrounded her, “one word at a time”. An engaged intellectual like her life partner and comrade Jean-Paul Sartre, she took actively part in most of the main social and political struggles of the 20th century, including, first and foremost, women’s emancipation and self-determination, as well as the decolonisation of French Algeria, and the denouncement of American imperialism in Vietnam and the marginalisation of elderly people in contemporary societies. This collection of essays, arising from the 18th International Conference of the Simone de Beauvoir Society held in Cagliari, Italy, in June 2010, provides a major contribution to the field of Beauvoirian studies with up-to-date research provided by scholars from a variety of disciplines that range from French literature to gender studies, from philosophy to social sciences, offering a multifaceted overview on the “state of the art” of research on the life and the works of Simone de Beauvoir, 30 years after her demise.
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The Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir

The renewed interest in Beauvoir means that more readers than ever are spending more time scrutinizing the Wne details of Beauvoir's arguments. ... Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader (London: Routledge, 1998).

Author: Emily R. Grosholz

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191555978

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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The legacy of Simone de Beauvoir has yet to be properly assessed and explored. The 50th anniversary of the publication of The Second Sex inspired this volume which brings together philosophers and literary critics, some of whom are well known for their books on Beauvoir (Bauer, Le Doeuff, Moi), others new to Beauvoir studies though long familiar with her work (Grosholz, Imbert, James, Stevenson, Wilson). One aim of this collection is to encourage greater recognition of Beauvoir's philosophical writings through systematic reflection on their place in the canon and on her methods. The Second Sex played a central role in the profound shift in philosophy's self-understanding that took place in the latter half of the twentieth century, and today offers new problems for reflection and novel means for appropriating older texts. Its reflective iconoclasm can be compared to that of Descartes' Meditations; its enormous, directly discernible impact on our social world invites comparison with Locke's Two Treatises of Government. The collection also examines the relationship between Beauvoir's literary writing and her philosophical thought. Deeply concerned with the critical and creative powers of reason as well as with the betterment of our suffering world, Simone de Beauvoir wrote in a variety of genres in addition to the philosophical essay: the novel, political journalism, and the memoir. The multiplicity of her voices was closely related to her philosophical project. Since Beauvoir's method (like that of W. E. B. du Bois) proceeded from her own immediate experience, her reflections had to find expression sometimes as narrative, sometimes as autobiography, sometimes as argument. The Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir demonstrates the many ways in which Beauvoir's writings, in particular The Second Sex, can serve as resources for thought, for the life of the mind which is as concerned with the past and future as it is with the present.
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Freedom and Recognition in the Work of Simone de Beauvoir

19 We must also take into account that it was difficult for Beauvoir's work to be acknowledged within academic circles , since it was more prestigious ... Simone de Beauvoir : A Critical Reader , London New York : Routledge 1998 , p .

Author: Susanne Moser

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631509251

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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This book offers a detailed analysis of Beauvoir's concepts of freedom and recognition concerning their impact on a philosophy of gender. It demonstrates that Beauvoir is much more than a simple equality feminist and that she posed questions that are at the center of contemporary feminist research. It shows that Beauvoir's existentialist approach must be taken seriously in that it provides a fundamental instrument for the interpretation of gender relations. On the basis of her work the conflicts are revealed that arise when modern emancipation theories and post-modern deconstructivism clash. By investigating these conflicting tendencies the thesis is elaborated that Beauvoirs's work can be seen as a pivot between modern and post-modern discourse.
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Simone de Beauvoir Gender and Testimony

Sartre's or Beauvoir's?', Simone de Beauvoir Studies 12 (1995), 84±90.`Beauvoir's Literary-Philosophical Method' in Simone de Beauvoir Studies 14 (1997), 29±38.Simone de Beauvoir:A Critical Introduction, Cambridge: Polity, 1998.

Author: Ursula Tidd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139426602

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is a full-length study exploring Simone de Beauvoir's autobiographical and biographical writings in the context of ideas on selfhood formulated in Le deuxième sexe and her other philosophical essays of the 1940s. Drawing on more recent work in autobiographical studies and working within a broadly Foucauldian framework, Ursula Tidd offers a detailed analysis of Beauvoir's auto/biographical strategy as a woman writer seeking to write herself into the male-constructed autobiographical canon. Tidd first analyses Beauvoir's notions of selfhood in her philosophical essays, and then discusses her four autobiographical and two biographical volumes, along with some of her unpublished diaries, in an attempt to explore notions of selectivity, and the politics of truth-production and reception. The study concludes that Beauvoir's vast auto/biographical project, situated in specific personal and historical contexts, can be read as shaped by a testimonial obligation rooted in a productive consciousness of the Other.
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