Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 22 items

  • Keywords: The Second Sex x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Theorizing Oppression

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter draws on a variety of Beauvoir's works to explore the different dynamics through which oppression operates. Oppression functions so as to close down the ambiguities of embodied ... More


The Influence of Simone de Beauvoir

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Simone de Beauvoir has played a major role in raising Women's Liberation founders' understanding that male ascendancy has imposed limitations on women's achievement of human potential. Many leading ... More


The Intimate Life of the Nation: Reading The Second Sex in 1949

Judith G. Coffin

in Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750540
eISBN:
9781501750564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750540.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter reconstructs how the public was introduced to The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir's most famous work, and considers its critical reception. It mentions reviewers and critics who saw ... More


Simone de Beauvoir in Her Times and Ours: The Second Sex and Its Legacy in French Feminist Thought

Debra Bergoffen

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Simone de Beauvoir’s 1949 book The Second Sex and its place in contemporary French feminist discussions. In particular, it discusses the issues The Second Sex raises, the ... More


Beauvoir, Kinsey, and Midcentury Sex

Judith G. Coffin

in Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750540
eISBN:
9781501750564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750540.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter mentions Alfred C. Kinsey's 1948 report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, which was one of the most prominent research on sexuality that François Mauriac associated with Simone de ... More


Dead Camp: Beauvoir on the Life and Death of Femininity (Reading with Butler, Brown, and Wilson)

Penelope Deutscher

in Differences: Re-reading Beauvoir and Irigaray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190275594
eISBN:
9780190275624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275594.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter asks how Simone de Beauvoir’s work is now read from the perspective of feminist theory that postdated her. It focuses on readings of Beauvoir introduced by Judith Butler, Wendy Brown, ... More


Trinity and the ‘Feminine Other’

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the doctrine of the Trinity and the literature regarding the styling of ‘woman as a man's other’. The first part of the chapter discusses the various views on feminism. In ... More


While We Wait: The Second Sex

Toril Moi

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Nearly twenty years after Margaret Simons broke the news of the scandal of the English translation of Le deuxième sexe, Toril Moi’s 2002 essay deepened feminist claims in relation to Parshley’s ... More


Simone de Beauvoir's Desperate Housewives

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses Simone de Beauvoir's reflections on love that are read alongside the USA TV series Desperate Housewives. Interpreting Desperate Housewives through and against Beauvoir writings ... More


The Second Sex of Consciousness

Jennifer McWeeny

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Although Beauvoir’s notion of becoming a woman is frequently understood as a gradual and protracted process, Beauvoir also explicitly sees it as a brutal, immediate, and definitive transition. This ... More


Must We Burn Lars von Trier?: Antichrist

Lori J. Marso

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the feminist elements in von Trier’s Antichrist (2009). The film itself is rife with images of sexual violence and bodies in pain—to say nothing of its suffering heroine—making ... More


French Women Become, German Women Are Made?

Anna-Lisa Baumeister

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

“On ne naît pas femme: on le devient” is the sentence most commonly associated with Simone de Beauvoir. This chapter discusses some of the peculiarities that have emerged in the translation and ... More


Retranslating The Second Sex into Finnish

Erika Ruonakoski

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Finnish is one of the few existent Finno-Ugric languages, a language without articles, and with only one, genderless word for the pronouns “she” and “he”. Due to this, the problems faced by the ... More


The Adulteress Wife

Toril Moi

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Nearly 20 years after Margaret Simons broke the news of the scandal of the English translation of Le deuxième sexe, Toril Moi’s 2002 essay deepened feminist claims in relation to Parshley’s ... More


Rebel Girl: What De Beauvoir Left Us

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Simone de Beauvoir’s impact on feminist politics and feminism more generally. De Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, remains the most cogent and thorough book of feminist theory yet ... More


Becoming A Woman

Megan M. Burke

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author argues that the exclusion of the indefinite article in Borde and Malovany-Chevallier’s translation of “the famous sentence” in The Second Sex obscures Beauvoir’s phenomenological account ... More


The Grand Rectification

Meryl Altman

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter praises the 2010 translation of The Second Sex, driven by criticism of H.M. Parshley’s original translation by writers like Toril Moi, which was received with mixed reviews, reigniting ... More


The Floating “a”

Debra Bergoffen

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that both the H.M. Parshley and the Borde and Malovany-Chevallier translations of: “On ne naît pas femme: on le devient” lead to dead ends. By omitting the “a,” the new ... More


Introduction

Margaret A. Simons

in The Useless Mouths and Other Literary Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036347
eISBN:
9780252097195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036347.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This introductory chapter presents the literary writings of Simone de Beauvoir (1908–86), the renowned French existentialist author of The Second Sex. Such insight into her own thought is often ... More


The Life of a Sentence

Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

When translating The Second Sex—published in 2009 and 2010—the translators had to find the right translation for the word femme, a word with multiple meanings and connotations. For the iconic ... More


View: