2 edition of second sex found in the catalog.
Simone de Beauvoir
Originally published as "Le deuxième sexe", Gallimard, 1949.
|Statement||translated from the French and edited byH.M. Pashley.|
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|Number of Pages||702|
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The Second Sex is a complete study of what it means to be female. Obviously it was written over fifty years ago and reflects the fact that women were less empowered than today.
De Beauvoir seems to have read everything worth reading in literature and philosophy and she draws on her massive erudition to support her by: The Second Sex second sex book a book by the French existentialist Simone de Beauvoir, in which the author discusses the treatment of women throughout history.
Beauvoir researched and wrote the book in about 14 months when she was 38 years old/5(K). The Second Sex Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris in In she became the youngest person ever to obtain the agrégation in philosophy at the Sorbonne, placing second to Jean-Paul Sartre.
She taught in lycées in Marseille and Rouen from toand in Paris from to After the war, she emerged as one of the leaders of the. The second part of the second volume is the longest section of the book and summarizes the many different roles a woman can play in society.
It is in this section that de Beauvoir presents her main ideas: women are limited in every role they can play in society, and are thus forced to adopt certain traits and coping mechanisms that have made. Book Description The Second Sex (French: Le Deuxième Sexe, June ) is one of the best-known works of the French existentialist Simone de Beauvoir.
It is a work on the treatment of women throughout history and often regarded as a major work of feminist philosophy and the starting point of second-wave feminism.
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I believe that this book is even more timely and significant today, than ever before. Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex (originally published in ), is a groundbreaking study, that was clearly years ahead of its time (it still is), in providing a thorough and well-thought-out thesis, that examines what/who has shaped the role, place, and personality of Women in the world at /5().
The Second Sex chronicles de Beauvoir’s effort to locate the source of these profoundly imbalanced gender roles. In Book I, entitled “Facts and Myths,” she asks how “female humans” come to occupy a subordinate position in society.
To answer this question—and to better understand her own identity—de Beauvoir first turns to biology Cited by: 'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman' First published in Paris inThe Second Sex by Simone de Beavoir was a groundbreaking, risqué book that became a runaway success.
Sell copies in its first week, the book earned its author both notoriety and admiration. Since then, The Second Sex has been translated into forty languages and has become a landmark /5(10).