Sex, Gender, and the Body What Is a Woman?
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Edition: 2004 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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This affordable, compact edition, designed specially for use in university courses, consists of two of the most celebrated essays from Toril Moi's highly-acclaimed What Is a Woman?What is a woman? Does it make sense to think of a woman as the combination of sex and gender? Is 'I am a woman' the same kind of declaration as 'I am a man'? What does it mean to speak 'as a woman'? In these essays Moi rethinks the contribution of Simone de Beauvoir to feminist theory, and shows that The Second Sex, properly read, offers inspiring solutions to urgent contemporary problems. By suggesting that we think of the body as a situation, the first essay offers a seriouschallenge to dominant…
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/10/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|A Note on the Text|
|What Is a Woman? Sex, Gender and the Body in Feminist Theory|
|Biology and Social Norms|
|Sex and Gender in the 1960s and 1970s|
|The Poststructuralist Picture of Sex and Gender|
|'The Body is a Situation': Simone de Beauvoir|
|Does It Make a Difference? Sex, Gender and the Law|
|Afterword: The Point of Theory|
|'I Am a Woman': The Personal and the Philosophical|
|The Second Sex|
|Some Concluding Thoughts|