The Other Within: Ethics, Politics, and the Body in Simone de Beauvoir (Feminist Constructions)

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eBook Title: The Other Within: Ethics, Politics, and the Body in Simone de Beauvoir (Feminist Constructions)
ISBN10: 0742534758
ISBN13: 978-0742534759
Language: English
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1st edition (November 9, 2004)
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
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Rating: 4.3
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Pages: 212 pages

In The Other Within, Fredrika Scarth offers a reading of The Second Sex as an ethical text, driven by Beauvoir's preoccupation with what possibilities have been closed off to women by patriarchal structures, oppression and inequality. Scarth offers a unique and enlightening study of Beauvoir's writing on the female body, and particularly on maternity as an important piece of Beauvoir's writing. Unlike other feminist scholars who find in Beauvoir's writing a repudiation of mother hood, Scarth argues that Beauvoir's writing on maternity can open up new possibilities of embodied subjectivity and agency, agrounding an authentic ethical relationship with the other.

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