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The Condition of

It seems highly appropriate that a whole chapter is devoted to what is arguably one of the most important and influential feminist works to be published since the war-de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex-and the inclusion of reviews of the book from the period is invaluable as a means of contextualizing the work, and of enabling students in the 1990s to realize just how revolutionary it was at the time of publication. The chapter on the women’s movement from 1968-80 does not develop the analysis of de Beauvoir’s influence, but it does provide a clear and very useful summary of the main tendencies and of issues addressed by French feminists in the 1970s.