This book gives a space for the voices of women who are rarely heard. They are high-school students, or young workers from low-income backgrounds, and they have all grown up and still live in rural areas around France.
Vivre et grandir en milieu rural
Arthur Vuattoux conducted his research with two courts, followed several hearings, and analysed over two hundred cases involving adolescents. His verdict is that gender norms have a profound impact on the way in which the professionals consulted by the judges, and the judges themselves, perceive deviance at this age.
Genre, race, classe et âge au tribunal pour enfants
The testimonies collected by Nathalie Lapeyre over the course of 5 years of research reveal a new phenomenon. The young generations of women managers are highly pragmatic in their strategies to seize the opportunities offered by new professional equality policies. They are determined to bring about equality, individually and above all collectively.
This book takes a detailed look at what motivates judges' decisions when dealing with delicate questions related to violence, desire, and sexuality. It describes the trajectory of victims throughout a legal process that is sometimes experienced as a second rape.
Véronique Le Goaziou
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.
This book follows the trajectories of female unionists and recounts the everyday difficulties they faced in daring to break into these male strongholds.
Their rich and moving narratives reveal a whole sphere of social reality on an often-neglected subject, that of women's voices in unionism.
Défendre les intérêts des femmes au travail
Although the notion of gender was promoted by sociologists to shed light on relations of domination, invoking it at every opportunity – from the feminisation of language to political parity – establishes the idea that men and women are still, above all, and in every way prototypes of their sex group rather than unique individuals.
For two years, sociologist Myriam Joël collected the secrets of 80 detainees and 70 professionals and volunteers working in female detention. Her study reveals a surprisingly free way of speaking about a subject that is often considered illegitimate and ignored in social sciences: women's sexuality in prison.
It is the shift in perception and the transformation of a feminist struggle into a political issue that this book explores. It shows how, from the 1970s, feminists identified sexual and domestic violence, proposed specific ways of dealing with it and developed an explanatory framework linking it to structural relations between men and women.
Du combat féministe à la cause publique
Does France care more about fraternity than equality? 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.
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.
Genre, territoires, citoyenneté
Bruno Perreau, Joan W. Scott