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9. Second-wave feminism: the late 20th century

9. Second-wave feminism: the late 20th century  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776106
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0010
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9780192805102
‘Second-wave feminism: the late 20th century’ covers women's activism after the Second World War in several countries. The importance of the writings of women theorists, campaigners and ... More
5. Camus and Sartre—the breaks that made them inseparable

5. Camus and Sartre—the breaks that made them inseparable  

Oliver Gloag

in Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
eISBN: 
9780191834721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792970.003.0005
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9780198792970
‘Camus and Sartre—the breaks that made them inseparable’ describes how Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre critically reviewed each other’s work and, despite some unfavourable comments, how they ... More
3. Autobiographical consciousness

3. Autobiographical consciousness  

Laura Marcus

in Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785252
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669240.003.0004
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9780199669240
The concepts of time, memory, and identity, which are central to autobiographical theory, are also perennial concerns of philosophers, who have given widely differing account of them, both ... More
The Body: A Very Short Introduction

The Body: A Very Short Introduction  

Chris Shilling

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191802164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.001.0001
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book
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9780198739036
The human body is thought of conventionally as a biological entity, with its longevity, morbidity, size, and even appearance determined by genetic factors immune to the influence of society ... More
3. Virgins or whores? Feminist critiques of sexuality

3. Virgins or whores? Feminist critiques of sexuality  

Véronique Mottier

in Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777196
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.003.0004
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9780199298020
Female sexuality has been central to feminist debates. During the last decades of the 19th century, early feminists drew on biological justifications of the double moral standard which saw ... More
2. Sexed bodies

2. Sexed bodies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191802164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0003
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9780198739036
‘Sexed bodies’ reviews how sexed bodies have been classified historically, which provides useful insights into cultural perceptions of men and women. If social prejudices and practices can ... More
3. Educating bodies

3. Educating bodies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0004
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9780198739036
The matter of education raises broader issues about how profit or value is extracted from or added to embodied subjects. Educational institutions seek to structure and direct people’s ... More
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction  

Thomas Flynn

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775932
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.001.0001
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book
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9780192804280
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction examines one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures: Sartre, ... More
7. Apostle of freedom

7. Apostle of freedom  

John Phillips

in The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776038
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804693.003.0007
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9780192804693
Sade's legacy is huge despite being officially supressed for two centuries. His work has been widely read and his influence on writers, artists, and thinkers is undeniable. ‘Apostle of ... More
8. The Self-Centred Consciousness

8. The Self-Centred Consciousness  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0008
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9780199568727
‘The self-centred consciousness’ examines the notion of character, which was called into question in the thirty years after the Second World War. In literary theory and criticism as well as ... More
Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction  

Veronique Mottier

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777196
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.001.0001
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book
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9780199298020
Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the social, political, and psychological aspects of sexuality to explore what shapes our sexuality, and how our attitudes to sex ... More
5. The future of sex

5. The future of sex  

Véronique Mottier

in Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777196
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.003.0006
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9780199298020
The 1960s and 1970s engendered an era of freedom of discussion and debate about sex which resulted in the politicization of sex in the West and a review of the prevalent ways of ... More
2. The modern scene

2. The modern scene  

John Sutherland

in Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776960
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199214891.003.0002
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9780199214891
Why, when reading is so private an activity, should people want, so simultaneously, the one ‘book of the day’? ‘The modern scene’ evokes the history of bestsellerism in images such as ... More
2. Becoming an individual

2. Becoming an individual  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775932
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0002
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9780192804280
‘Becoming an individual’ looks at the influence of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche on existentialism's approach to the individual. Kierkegaard described three stages for the individual: the ... More
3. Humanism: for and against

3. Humanism: for and against  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775932
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0003
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9780192804280
‘Humanism: for and against‘ examines existentialists' various attitudes to humanism and what roots it has in the philosophy. In 1945, Sartre attempted to present existentialism as a viable ... More

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