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Past Her Prime? Simone de Beauvoir on Motherhood and Old Age

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contributor authorKirkpatrick, Katherine
date accessioned2017-09-13T15:58:08Z
date available2017-09-13T15:58:08Z
date issued2014-06-30
identifier citationKirkpatrick , K 2014 , ' Past Her Prime? Simone de Beauvoir on Motherhood and Old Age ' Sophia: International Journal of Philosophy and Traditions , vol 53 , no. 2 , pp. 275-287 . DOI: 10.1007/s11841-014-0410-8en
identifier issn0038-1527
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descriptionKate Kirkpatrick, 'Past her Prime? Simone de Beauvoir on Motherhood and Old Age', Sophia, Vol. 53 (2): 275-287, June 2014, doi:
description abstractDespite her reputation as the ‘Mother’ of second-wave feminism, Simone de Beauvoir is not usually heralded as a mother-friendly feminist. In The Second Sex, the passages dedicated to the female body—and especially the pregnant female body—have been dismissed as unfortunate expressions of internalized patriarchy or personal idiosyncrasy. By comparing Beauvoir’s later analysis of old age to aspects of the experience of pregnancy and early motherhood, this essay suggests that Beauvoir’s later work Old Age offers a rich untapped resource for understanding her thinking on maternity.en
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relation ispartofSophia: International Journal of Philosophy and Traditionsen
titlePast Her Prime? Simone de Beauvoir on Motherhood and Old Ageen
contributor institutionSchool of Humanitiesen
contributor institutionPhilosophyen
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