Beauvoir

Beauvoir can refer to any of the following:

Buildings
  • Beauvoir (Biloxi, Mississippi), post-American Civil War home of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis
People
  • Jean Beauvoir, American musician.
  • Richard Benyon De Beauvoir, British Member of Parliament.
  • Roger de Beauvoir, pen name of French writer, Eugène Auguste Roger de Bully.
  • Simone de Beauvoir (La Beauvoir), French author, philosopher, and feminist.
  • Hélène de Beauvoir, French painter and sister of Simone de Beauvoir.
Schools
  • Beauvoir School, elementary school at National Cathedral School
Settlements
  • One of several towns or communes of France:
    • Beauvoir-de-Marc
    • Beauvoir-en-Royans
    • Beauvoir, Seine-et-Marne
    • Beauvoir-Wavans
    • Saint-Hilaire-de-Beauvoir
  • De Beauvoir (ward), a ward in the London Borough of Hackney.
  • De Beauvoir Town, a district in North London, England.
Others
  • Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir, a pedestrian bridge across the Seine River in Paris, France

Other articles related to "beauvoir":

Sylvie Le Bon-de Beauvoir
... Sylvie Le Bon-de Beauvoir is the adoptive daughter of Simone de Beauvoir ... in the book Tout compte fait, which Beauvoir dedicated to her ... Bon was a brilliant young philosophy student, so empassioned by Beauvoir's books that she decided to meet her ...
Simone De Beauvoir Prize
... The Simone de Beauvoir Prize (French Prix Simone de Beauvoir pour la liberté des femmes) is an international human rights prize for women's freedom, awarded since 2008 to individuals or groups fighting for gender ... after the French author and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, known for her 1949 women's rights treatise The Second Sex ... on January 9, 2008, the 100th anniversary of de Beauvoir's birth ...
Claudine Monteil
... based on study of Simone de Beauvoir's writings and life ... the founders of the women's rights movement in 1970 along with being a specialist on Simone de Beauvoir ... on women's rights, she was a long close friend of Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Beauvoir's sister, the painter Hélène de Beauvoir ...
The Second Sex - Influence
... Judith Butler says that Beauvoir's formulation that "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman", distinguishes the terms 'sex' and 'gender' ... of "woman" in the book), the word is used by de Beauvoir to mean woman as a construct or an idea, rather than woman as an individual or one of a group ... the word "gender", which is a term developed in a later period, instead using de Beauvoir's term "sex" throughout ...

Famous quotes containing the word beauvoir:

    Between women love is contemplative; caresses are intended less to gain possession of the other than gradually to re-create the self through her; separateness is abolished, there is no struggle, no victory, no defeat; in exact reciprocity each is at once subject and object, sovereign and slave; duality become mutuality.
    —Simone De Beauvoir (1908–1986)

    In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.
    —Simone De Beauvoir (1908–1986)

    One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
    —Simone De Beauvoir (1908–1986)