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Title On ne naît pas femme, on le devient : the life of a sentence / edited by Bonnie Mann and Martina Ferrari
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 362 pages)
Summary This collection of essays takes up the most famous feminist sentence ever written, Simone de Beauvoir's "On ne naît pas femme: on le devient," finding in it a flashpoint that galvanizes feminist thinking and action in multiple dimensions. Since its publication, the sentence has inspired feminist thinking and action in many different cultural and linguistic contexts. Two entangled controversies emerge in the life of this sentence: a controversy over the practice of translation and a controversy over the nature and status of sexual difference. This book examines both conflicts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 26, 2017)
Subject Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986.
Feminist theory
Feminist theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Ferrari, Martina, editor, contributor
Mann, Bonnie, editor, contributor
LC no. 2017026713
ISBN 019060882X (electronic book)
0190608838 (online course)
0190678011 (electronic book)
9780190608828 (electronic book)
9780190608835 (online course)
9780190678012 (electronic book)