The Second Sex | Study Guide

Simone de Beauvoir

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The Second Sex | Suggested Reading


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Bair, Deirdre. Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography. New York, Touchstone, 1991.

Bauer, Nancy. Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism. New York, Columbia UP, 2001.

Benjamin, J., et al. "Simone de Beauvoir: An Interview." Feminist Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2. 1979, pp. 755–800.

Heinämaa, Sara. "Simone de Beauvoir's Phenomenology of Sexual Difference." Hypatia, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1999, pp. 114–32.

Course Hero. "The Second Sex Infographic." Course Hero. 13 Dec. 2017. Web. 17 Sep. 2018. <>.

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