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Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism

by Nancy Bauer Columbia University Press (July 04, 2001)

In the introduction to The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a man never begins by establishing himself as an individual of a certain sex: his being a man poses no problem." Nancy Bauer begins her book...

Gender and the Politics of History

by Joan Wallach Scott Columbia University Press (January 23, 2018)

This landmark work from a renowned feminist historian is a foundational demonstration of the uses of gender as a conceptual tool for cultural and historical analysis. Joan Wallach Scott offers a trenchant critique...

Second Skins

by Jay Prosser Columbia University Press (April 07, 1998)

Do we need bodies for sex? Is gender in the head or in the body? In Second Skins Jay Prosser reveals the powerful drive that leads men and women literally to shed their skins and--in flesh and head--to cross...

Rites of Return

by Marianne Hirsch & Nancy K. Miller Columbia University Press (November 22, 2011)

The first decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed a passionate engagement with the losses of the past. Rites of Return examines the widespread effects of a legacy of historical injustice and documented...

Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives

by Leigh Gilmore Columbia University Press (January 17, 2017)

In 1991, Anita Hill brought testimony and scandal into America’s living rooms during televised Senate confirmation hearings in which she detailed the sexual harassment she had suffered at the hands of Clarence...