Les non-frères au pays de l'égalité

Les non-frères au pays de l'égalité

Our Non-Brothers in the Land of Equality

Does France care more about fraternity than equality?

Despite the Republic's strident claims of being one and indivisible, it has always classified and ranked its citizens since its inception. Who does it recognize as its brethren, and who remains stuck in equality's blind spot? Why does France continue to define itself using the word 'fraternity’, which entails an exclusionary vision of democracy?

Answering these questions means breaking a taboo: but discussing the original sin of our fraternal Republic is necessary to explain the continued existence of inequality today.

Réjane Sénac analyses how the boundaries between brothers and non-brothers — whether the latter are women, non-binary, or non-white — have been repeatedly redrawn instead of disappearing altogether. Although the principle of equality has been unconditionally applied for some, for others, it remains linked to the fulfilment of social and economic performances.

Réjane Sénac

Réjane Sénac est politiste, chargée de recherche du Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) au Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Cevipof). Elle est membre du comité de pilotage du programme de recherche et d'ensignement des savoirs sur le genre/PRESAGE.

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Gender, Parity, Diversity
Réjane Sénac
What do contemporary uses of parity and diversity, as well as controversies surrounding the so-called "gender theory", say about the French principle of equality? How do they help us to understand the persistence of economic and social inequalities despite equality being enshrined in the law?


La démocratie de l'entre-soi
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Concepts, objets, problèmes
Dictionary Gender & Political Science
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