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978-1-78348-999-2 • Hardback • August 2017 • $146.00 • (£112.00)
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Roman Kuhar is Professor of Sociology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
David Paternotte is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Université Libre Bruxelles, Belgium
1. 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
An essential reading to better understand the widespread reactionary backlash in today’s Europe. This book is a much-needed wake-up call. While anti-gay marriage movements have long been regarded as anecdotical, the authors show how deep their cultural and religious roots are. This meticulous account is an important step towards reinventing minority rights across European borders.
— Bruno Perreau, Cynthia L. Reed Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In this well-documented comparative study, the authors offer country by country analyses and evidence of international collaborations in campaigns against gender equality. They provide striking new insight into the way the epithet “gender ideology” has become a powerful instrument on the European political scene, wielded by coalitions of right-wing Catholics, Protestant evangelicals, and populists to protect “traditional” sex roles and to challenge the institutions of democracy.
— Joan W. Scott, Institute for Advanced Study
‘Gender Ideology’ fracases now erupting in Europe and Latin America constitute key sites in which to examine how the ‘said return of the religious’, sexual politics and the crisis of democracy are deeply imbricated today. Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe is a superb cartography of these imbrications in twelve Western and Eastern European countries. It finely charts contextual differences without losing sight of the significant transnational implications of these politics, particularly in what concerns the role of the Catholic Church.
— Sonia Correa, Research Associate at the Brazilian Interdisciplinary Association for AIDS and co-chair of Sexuality Policy Watch, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The co-edited collection makes a valuable contribution to understand the ways the Christian right in Europe operates, and how the Catholic Church ideologically pushed an anti-gender discourse in different countries.
— Feminist Dissent, No. 3
What fuels the success of authoritarian populism around the globe and how does the extreme right manage to hijack public debate? We know that ‘sex sells’, but we also need to learn how ‘gender’ turns the tables in this context, and Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe is an excellent place to start. … Kuhar and Patternotte’s anthology provides an encouraging methodological example as to how sociological research into pressing political issues can be conducted. In their sober, account-taking style, the essays provide maximum enlightenment.
— Radical Philosophy, Vol. 2, No. 3