French Feminism Reader

ISBN-10: 0847697673
ISBN-13: 9780847697670
Edition: 2000
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Kelly Oliver is associate professor of philosophy and women's studies at SUNY, Stony Brook. She is the author of Subjectivity Without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers (1998), Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture (1997), and Womanizing Nietzsche: Philosophy's Relations to "the Feminine" (1995).

Simone de Beauvoir, 1908 - 1986 Simone de Beauvoir was born January 9, 1908 in Paris, France to a respected bourgeois family. Her father was a lawyer, her mother a housewife, and together they raised two daughters to be intelligent, inquisitive individuals. de Beauvoir attended the elementary school Cours Desir in 1913, then L'Institute Sainte Nary under the tutelage of Robert Garric, followed by the Institute Catholique in Paris, before finally attending the Sorbonne, where she graduated from in 1929. It was there that she met the man who would become her life long friend and companion, John Paul Sartre, who contributed to her philosophy of life. She is perhaps best know for her novel entitled "The Second Sex", which describes the ideal that women are an indescribable "other", something "made, not born", and a declaration of feminine independence. After graduating from the Sorbonne, de Beauvoir went on to teach Latin at Lycee Victor Duruy, philosophy at a school in Marseilles, and a few other teaching positions before coming to teach at the Sorbonne. During the course of her twelve years of teaching, from 1931 to 1943, de Beauvoir developed the basis for her philosophical thought. She used her formal philosophy background to also comment on feminism and existentialism. Her personal philosophy was that freedom of choice is man's utmost gift of value. Acts of goodness make one more free, acts of evil decrease that selfsame freedom. In 1945, de Beauvoir and Sartre founded and edited Le Temps Modernes, a monthly review of philosophical thought and trends. In 1943, with the money she had earned from teaching, de Beauvoir turned her full attention to writing, producing first "L'Envitee", then "Pyrrhus et Cineas" in 1944. In 1948, she wrote perhaps her most famous philosophical work, "The Ethics of Ambiguity". "The Second Sex", regarded by many as the seminal work in the field of feminism, is her most famous work. Other works include "The Coming of Age", which addresses society's condemnation of old age, the award winning novel "The Mandarins", "A Very Easy Death", about the death of her mother and a four part biography. In "The Woman Destroyed", a collection of two long stories and one short novel, de Beauvoir discusses middle age. One of her last novels was in the form of a diary recording; it told of the slow death of her life-long compatriot, Jean Paul Sartre. On April 14, 1986, Simone de Beauvoir, one of the mothers of feminism, passed away in her home in Paris.

Born in 1937 in Algeria, Helene Cixous came to Paris, where she is currently professor of English, in 1955. After a dissertation on James Joyce, The Exile of James Joyce (1968), she began to publish novels, critical essays, and plays, most notably Le Portrait de Dora (1976), a feminist retelling of a Freudian case history. Jacques Derrida has named Helene Cixous the greatest contemporary French writer. Cixous has been an active participant in the development of literary criticism after structuralism and has been a leading figure in the French feminist movement.

Mich�le Le Doeuff is a director of research in philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. She is also the author of The Philosophical Imaginaryand The Sex of Knowing.

Preface: French Feminism in an American Context
Acknowledgments
One Is Not Born a Womanp. 1
Introduction to The Second Sexp. 6
The Motherp. 20
The Woman in Lovep. 27
Beauvoir and Feminismp. 35
Hipparchia's Choicep. 39
Sex and Genderp. 59
Rethinking Sex and Genderp. 63
Sex and Race Are Not Naturalp. 77
Race and Nature: The System of Marksp. 81
The Question of Differencep. 99
A Lesbian Is Not a Womanp. 119
The Category of Sexp. 123
One Is Not Born a Womanp. 128
The Straight Mindp. 136
Homo Sump. 144
Maternity, Feminism, and Languagep. 153
From One Identity to an Otherp. 158
From Filth to Defilementp. 166
Motherhood [according to Giovanni Bellini]p. 176
Women's Timep. 181
There Are Two Sexes, Not Onep. 201
This Sex Which Is Not Onep. 206
Women on the Marketp. 211
An Ethics of Sexual Differencep. 226
Sexes and Genealogies: Each Sex Must Have Its Own Rightsp. 237
Body against Body: In Relation to the Motherp. 241
Feminine Writing and Women's Differencep. 253
The Laugh of the Medusap. 257
Castration or Decapitation?p. 276
Rootprintsp. 290
Indexp. 297
About the Editorp. 313
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