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Publication du livre "Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe: Mobilizing Against Equality"

  • Genre(s) et sexualité(s)

L'ULB a le plaisir d'annoncer la publication du livre "Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe: Mobilizing Against Equality" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017), édité par David Paternotte, chargé de cours de sociologie à l'ULB, codirecteur de l'Atelier Genre(s) et Sexuaité(s) et de la revue Sextant et membre de STRIGES.

Book description

After decades of steady progress in terms of gender and sexual rights, several parts of Europe are facing new waves of resistance to a so-called ‘gender ideology’ or ‘gender theory’. Opposition to progressive gender equality is manifested in challenges to marriage equality, abortion, reproductive technologies, gender mainstreaming, sex education, sexual liberalism, transgender rights, antidiscrimination policies and even to the notion of gender itself.

This book examines how an academic concept of gender, when translated by religious organizations such as the Roman Catholic Church, can become a mobilizing tool for, and the target of, social movements. How can we explain religious discourses about sex difference turning intro massive street demonstrations? How do forms of organization and protest travel across borders? Who are the actors behind these movements? This collection is a transnational and comparative attempt to better understand anti-gender mobilizations in Europe. It focuses on national manifestations in eleven European countries, including Russia, from massive street protests to forms of resistance such as email bombarding and street vigils. It examines the intersection of religious politics with rising populism and nationalistic anxieties in contemporary Europe.

Table of Contents

1. “Gender Ideology” in Movement: Introduction, Roman Kuhar and David Paternotte
2. “Gender Ideology” in Austria – Coalitions around an Empty Signifier, Stefanie Mayer and Birgit Sauer
3. “No Prophet is Accepted in His Own Country”: Catholic Anti-Gender Activism in Belgium, Sarah Bracke, Wannes Dupont and David Paternotte
4. Embryo, Teddy Bear-Centaur and the Constitution: Mobilizations against “Gender Ideology” and Sexual Permissiveness in Croatia, Amir Hodžić and Aleksandar Štulhofer
5. Resisting “Gender Theory” in France: A Fulcrum for Religious Action in a Secular Society, Michael Stambolis-Ruhstorfer and Josselin Tricou
6. “Anti-Genderismus”: German Angst? Paula-Irene Villa
7. Anti-Gender Discourse in Hungary: A Discourse without a Movement? Eszter Kováts and Andrea Pető
8. Defending Catholic Ireland, Mary McAuliffe and Sinead Kennedy
9. Italy as a Lighthouse: Anti-Gender Protests Between the “Anthropological Question” and National Identity, Sara Garbagnoli
10. “Worse than Communism and Nazism Put Together”: War on Gender in Poland, Agnieszka Graff and Elżbieta Korolczuk
11. Russia as the Savior of European Civilization: Gender and the Geopolitics of Traditional Values, Kevin Moss
12. Changing Gender Several Times a Day: The Anti-Gender Movement in Slovenia, Roman Kuhar
13. From the Pulpit to the Streets: Ultra-Conservative Religious Positions against Gender in Spain, Monica Cornejo and J. Ignacio Pichardo
14. The Anti-Gender Movement in Comparative Perspective, David Paternotte and Roman Kuhar

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