Les défis de la République
Genre, territoires, citoyenneté
Challenges to the Republic
Gender, territory, citizenship
Policies aimed at achieving parity, affirmative action measures, establishing time offices to harmonize working hours, reversing the burden of proof in cases of discrimination, ensuring equal access to public spaces... the French Republic is undeniably undergoing tremendous change. These changes have nonetheless been met with strong ideological opposition. Largely voiced by minority groups, such demands for change are often accused of being particularistic. Republican universalism must remain intact — even if that means that 'for things to remain the same, everything must change', to quote Tancredi.
The authors of this volume have wagered on the complete opposite, choosing instead to study the conditions that would allow these new public action mechanisms to be expanded and scaled up.
Drawing on the work of politician and sociologist Françoise Gaspard, a key player in these civic metamorphoses, this volume illustrates how the Republic is not merely a principle of government: it is the very idea being challenged by such new policies. Consequently, and paradoxically, it thus also becomes a possible avenue for transforming the law.
Bruno Perreau is a Professor at MIT, where he holds the Cynthia L. Reed Chair in French Studies and Language. He is also an associate researcher at the Harvard Center for European Studies.
Qui a peur de la théorie queer ?Queer Theory
The French response
This book presents the many faces of the French responses to queer theory, from the conservative "Manif pour Tous" to LGBT activism, but also research seminars, new medias, translation policies, as well as debates around nationalism and intersectionality.