New Books Network: Beauvoir in Time
4 August 2021
New Books in Literature and Cultural Studies
Meryl Altman, "Beauvoir in Time", (Brill 2020)
For New Books Network, Lilian Calles Barger discusses the book Beauvoir in Time with author Meryl Altman.
Beauvoir in Time situates Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex (1949) in its historical context and responds to criticism that muddles what she actually said about sex, race and class. She takes up three aspects of Beauvoir's work today’s feminists find problematic: the characterizations of the frigid woman and lesbians, the analogy of race and class that obscures Black and working-class women and her examples drawn from white middle-class experience.
Beauvoir in Time is published in Open Access.
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