1. Introduction: The Second Sex and the postmodern - Ruth Evans 2. Writing from the centre: ironies of otherness and marginality - Margaret Atack 3. The influence of The Second Sex on the French feminist scene - Catherine Rodgers 4. Simone de Beauvoir: transcending fictions - Lorna Sage 5. A certain lack of symmetry: Beauvoir on autonomous agency and women's embodiment - Catriona Mackenzie 6. Reading, resistance and disempowerment - Stephen Horton 7. To become or not to become; or, Must two be second? Simone de Beauvoir and The Second Sex in conversation - Nicole Ward Jouve Bibliography Index -- .
Ruth Evans is Dorothy McBride Orthwein Professor in the Department of English at St Louis University -- .