Identity without Selfhood: Simone De Beauvoir And Bisexuality by Mariam FraserIdentity without Selfhood: Simone De Beauvoir And Bisexuality by Mariam Fraser

Identity without Selfhood: Simone De Beauvoir And Bisexuality

byMariam Fraser

Paperback | May 13, 1999

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Situated at the crossroads of feminism, queer theory, and poststructuralist debates around identity, this is not a book about Simone de Beauvoir, but, rather, a book that addresses the different ways in which she is constructed as an intelligible "self" by academics, biographers and the media. It shows how key Western concepts such as individuality constrain attempts to deconstruct the self and prevent bisexuality being understood as an identity. Drawing on Deleuze and Guattari to see what this construction of bisexuality offers contemporary theories, it also critiques Foucault's work.
Title:Identity without Selfhood: Simone De Beauvoir And BisexualityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:May 13, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521625793

ISBN - 13:9780521625791

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Identity and selfhood; 2. Identity and embodiment; 3. Telling tales; 4. Preculsion; 5. Displacement; 6. Erasure; 7. Lose your face; Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"Fraser's book makes a major contribution to recent scholarship in feminist, poststructural, and queer theories of subjectivity, the body, and identity..." Janet Wirth-Cauchon, American Journal of Sociology