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Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir

  • Mary Evans - University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

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Social Theory | Women's Studies

February 1996 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Simone de Beauvoir continues to dominate twentieth century feminist theory, yet her work is the focus of inflamed debate amongst theorists of feminism.

This accessible introduction to de Beauvoir's life and ideas considers the themes and tensions which inform her work. Mary Evans shows how de Beauvoir's writings resist simplistic interpretations and cannot be reduced to simple oppositions between masculine and feminine, rational and irrational, or social and natural. Highlighting the autobiographical aspects in de Beauvoir's work, Evans presents a new and important analysis of the complex relationship between fact, fiction and autobiography.

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Mary S Evans

Mary Evans is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury. She is the editor of both editions of The Woman Question (Fontana, 1982 and Sage, 1994) and co-editor of the European Journal of Women's Studies. More About Author

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