Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 March 2013

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719043031

Bookseller Code (06)


Simone de Beauvoirs The Second Sex

Ruth Evans

Published by Manchester University Press

Texts in Culture MUP

  • Essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates unfamiliar with The Second Sex: the volume is compact, accessible, and provocative
  • Contributions by literary critics from the disciplines of English and French, by philosophers, and by feminist cultural historians enable a unique review of Beauvoir's masterwork from a variety of disciplinary perspectives
  • The introduction provides a unique reassessment of The Second Sex in terms of postmodern theory and cultural history, allowing readers to see the work anew as a feminist text that anticipates some of the most urgent questions posed by second-wave feminism and postmodern gender studies
  • Provides a better overview of The Second Sex than many collections that take an uncompromisingly philosophical approach to the book
  • It does not intimidate the reader but provides intelligent and approachable analysis of key aspects of the work: its history, its place in French thought, its place in feminist thinking, and its future as a feminist and philosophical text