“Goulash socialism” vs feminism? Beauvoir in Hungary

Hurley, UK ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8275-7677 and Naray-Davey, S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4830-6389 2023, '“Goulash socialism” vs feminism? Beauvoir in Hungary' , in: Translating Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex: Transnational Framing, Interpretation, and Impact. , Routledge, New York, pp. 83-104.

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This chapter seeks to illuminate the ways in which cultural and historical conditions in Hungary have made aspects of Beauvoir’s thought less legible in the socialist and post-socialist context. Setting out these conditions, the chapter goes on to investigate how the abridged Hungarian translation distorted Beauvoir’s argument conceptually and linguistically, and there�fore limited its ability to set an agenda and vocabulary for feminist thought and activism in Hungary. The chapter concludes by suggesting ways in which Beauvoir remains relevant to the situation of Hungarian women in the twenty-first century, arguing that a new, complete, and philosophically aware translation of Le Deuxième Sexe has the potential to offer a reflective space and conceptual tools for countering the right�wing Christian conservatism and repressive gender politics of the Orbán regime.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Bullock, J and Henry-Tierney, P
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781003363767
Depositing User: Dr Ursula Hurley
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2023 14:46
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2023 14:46
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/66434

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