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The Body in the Work of Simone de Beauvoir


Sarah Fishwick

Contents: Conceptualisations of the Female Body in Le Deuxième Sexe – The Body after Beauvoir: Corporeality in the Work of Luce Irigaray and Judith Butler – The ‘Productive’ and ‘Non-Productive’ Body in Beauvoir’s Fiction – The Female Reproductive Body – Reproduction and the Female Ageing Body – The Desiring Body in Beauvoir’s Fiction – Female Eroticism in Adolescence and Adulthood – Liberatory Erotic Relationships – The ‘Performing’ Body in Beauvoir’s Fiction – Bodily Fashioning and the Normalisation of Gendered Embodiment – Dancing Bodies.