All library locations will be closed through May 3 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information.

Fines will not be charged while the library system is closed. Please keep your items until we reopen.

The second sex

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pub. Date:
2012
Language:
English
Description
Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, and brilliantly introduced by Judith Thurman, Simone de Beauvoir's masterpiece weaves together history, philosophy, economics, biology, and a host of other disciplines to analyze the Western notion of "woman" and to explore the power of sexuality. Sixty years after its initial publication, The Second Sex is still as eye-opening and pertinent as ever. This triumphant and genuinely revolutionary book began as an exceptional woman's attempt to find out who and what she was. Drawing on extensive interviews with women of every age and station of life, masterfully synthesizing research about women's bodies and psyches as well as their historic and economic roles, The Second Sex is an encyclopedic and cogently argued document about inequality and enforced "otherness." This long-awaited new translation pays particular attention to the existentialist terms and French nuances that may have been misconstrued in the first English edition; restores Beauvoir's phrasing, rhythms, and tone; and reinstates significant portions of the "Myths" and "History" chapters that were originally cut due to length, including accounts of more than seventy female figures. A vital and life-changing work that has dramatically revised the way women talk and think about themselves, Beauvoir's magisterial treatise continues to provoke and inspire.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780307265562
9780307814531
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDb9c5d264-373c-05ad-e47e-7ec5159546c0
Grouping Titlesecond sex
Grouping Authorbeauvoir simone de
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-03-28 04:10:35AM
Last Indexed2020-03-28 04:16:29AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Borde, Constance.
Malovany-Chevallier, Sheila.
authorSimone De Beauvoir
author2-roleBorde, Constance.
Malovany-Chevallier, Sheila.
author_displaySimone De Beauvoir
detailed_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
display_description

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir's masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of "woman," and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness. This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir's pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as it was sixty years ago, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.

format_aacpleBook
format_category_aacpleBook
idb9c5d264-373c-05ad-e47e-7ec5159546c0
isbn9780307265562
9780307814531
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:00038a93-7b24-4653-94e6-9c4689da09ea1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
last_indexed2020-03-28T08:16:29.332Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_aacplOnline OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn9780307265562
publishDate2010
2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:00038a93-7b24-4653-94e6-9c4689da09eaeBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2012
ils:a678710BookBooks1st ed.EnglishAlfred A. Knopf, 2010.800 p. ; 25 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:00038a93-7b24-4653-94e6-9c4689da09ea1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetWomen
title_displayThe second sex
title_fullThe Second Sex
The second sex / Simone de Beauvoir ; translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
title_shortThe second sex
topic_facetNonfiction
Philosophy
Sociology
Women