The Second Sex - Vintage Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER
ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

'Everyone who cares about freedom and justice for women should read The Second Sex' Guardian

Simone de Beauvoir famously wrote, 'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman'. In this groundbreaking work of feminism she examines the limits of female freedom and explodes our deeply ingrained beliefs about femininity. Liberation, she argues, entails challenging traditional perceptions of the social relationship between the sexes and, crucially, in achieving economic independence.

Drawing on sociology, anthropology and biology, The Second Sex is as important and relevant today as when it was first published in 1949.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099595731
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.42
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4031
Number of pages: xxv, 822
Weight: 622g
Height: 199mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 46mm