Since its appearance in 1949, Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex has been a central text of feminist thought and the wider feminist movement. Always controversial, this book has arguably exercised more personal and plitical influence than any other work. Yet for all its direct impact, the book's arguments are elaborate and often difficult, and its range is immense. Its philosophical and historical origins are complex, and its literary and intellectual methods are subtle.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Testimonies: The Book of Revolution Simone de Beauvoir and The Second Sex The Irony of Femininity The Bad Faith of Biology Woman - The Family History The Stereotyping of Women The Good Wife and Mother Liberation Philosophy
George Myerson is a reader in English at KCL. He is a published author with Routledge on linguistics and sultural analysis