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The Resource Emancipatory thinking : Simone de Beauvoir and contemporary political thought, Elaine Stavro

Emancipatory thinking : Simone de Beauvoir and contemporary political thought, Elaine Stavro

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Emancipatory thinking : Simone de Beauvoir and contemporary political thought
Title
Emancipatory thinking
Title remainder
Simone de Beauvoir and contemporary political thought
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Elaine Stavro
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Simone de Beauvoir and contemporary political thought
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eng
Summary
"Most scholars have focused on The Second Sex and Simone de Beauvoir's fiction, concentrating on gender issues but ignoring her broader emancipatory vision. Though Beauvoir's political thinking is not as closely studied as her feminist works, it underpinned her activism and helped her navigate the dilemmas raised by revolutionary thought in the postwar period. In Emancipatory Thinking Elaine Stavro brings together Beauvoir's philosophy and her political interventions to produce complex ideas on emancipation. Drawing from a range of work, including novels, essays, autobiographical writings, and philosophic texts, Stavro explains that for Beauvoir freedom is a movement that requires both personal and collective transformation. Freedom is not guaranteed by world historical systems, material structures, willful action, or discursive practices, but requires engaged subjects who are able to take creative risks as well as synchronize with existing forces to work towards collective change. Beauvoir, Stavro asserts, resisted the trend of anti-humanism that has dominated French thinking since the 1960s and also managed to avoid the pitfalls of voluntarism and individualism. In fact, Stavro argues, Beauvoir appreciated the impact of material, socio-economic, institutional forces, without foregoing the capacity to initiate. Employing Beauvoir's existential insights and understanding of embodied and situated subjectivity to recent debates within gender, literary, sociological, cultural, and political studies, Emancipatory Thinking provides a lens to explore the current political and theoretical landscape."--
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1952-
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Stavro, Elaine
Dewey number
320.092
Index
index present
LC call number
B2430.B344
LC item number
S4 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas
Series volume
75
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  • Beauvoir, Simone de
  • Political science
  • Beauvoir, Simone de
  • Beauvoir, Simone de
  • Political and social views
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Political science
  • Philosophie
  • Politisches Denken
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Emancipatory thinking : Simone de Beauvoir and contemporary political thought, Elaine Stavro
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-363) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Feminism and epistemology : debunking male epistemic privilege -- Rethinking the sex/gender distinction -- Beauvoir reconfigures social subjectivity in the wake of psychoanalysis -- Beauvoir's political thinking : the entwining of existentialism and Marxism -- Broadening emancipatory struggles : encounters with social movements, revolutionary regimes, and the media -- Rethinking the role of the critical intellectual : liberating or colonizing? -- Fictions of politics : affect, idea, and engagement
Control code
1012799124
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 374 pages
Isbn
9780773553545
Lccn
2018411070
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1012799124
Label
Emancipatory thinking : Simone de Beauvoir and contemporary political thought, Elaine Stavro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Feminism and epistemology : debunking male epistemic privilege -- Rethinking the sex/gender distinction -- Beauvoir reconfigures social subjectivity in the wake of psychoanalysis -- Beauvoir's political thinking : the entwining of existentialism and Marxism -- Broadening emancipatory struggles : encounters with social movements, revolutionary regimes, and the media -- Rethinking the role of the critical intellectual : liberating or colonizing? -- Fictions of politics : affect, idea, and engagement
Control code
1012799124
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 374 pages
Isbn
9780773553545
Lccn
2018411070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1012799124

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