Beauvoir and The Second Sex
Feminism, Race, and the Origins of ExistentialismBook - 1999
This text attempts to understand Beauvoir's philosophy in The Second Sex. It details the discovery of the origins of Beauvoir's existentialist philosophy in her handwritten diary from 1927 and uncovers evidence of the sexist exclusion of Beauvoir from the philosophical canon. The book also reveals evidence that the African-American writer Richard Wright provided Beauvoir with the theoretical model of oppression that she used in The Second Sex. It explores the influence of The Second Sex in transforming Sartre's philosophy and in laying the theoretical fondations of radical feminism.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c1999.
Branch Call Number: 305.42 Sim
Characteristics: xx, 263 pages ; 24 cm.