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Author Graff, Agnieszka, 1970- author.

Title Anti-gender politics in the populist moment / Agnieszka Graff and Elżbieta Korolczuk
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in gender, sexuality and politics
Contents Introduction : demonization of "gender" and the crisis of democracy -- Gender, anti-gender and right-wing populism : recasting the debate -- Mapping the anti-gender campaigns as a global movement : from religious trend to political struggle -- "Worse than communism and Nazism put together" : Poland's anti-gender campaigns in a comparative perspective -- Gender as "Ebola from Brussels" : the uses and abuses of the anti-colonial frame -- Anxious parents and children in danger : the family as a refuge from neoliberalism -- Counteracting anti-gender movements : towards a populist feminism? -- Conclusions : gender in the populist moment
Summary "This book charts the new phase of global struggles around gender equality and sexual democracy: the ultraconservative mobilization against "gender ideology" and feminist efforts to counteract it. It argues that anti-gender campaigns, which emerged around 2010 in Europe, are not a simple continuation of the anti-feminist backlash dating back to the 1970s, but part of a new political configuration. Opposition to "gender" has become a key element of the rise of right-wing populism, which successfully harnesses the anxiety, shame and anger caused by neoliberalism and threatens to destroy liberal democracy. Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment offers a novel conceptualization of the relationship between the ultraconservative anti-gender movement and right-wing populist parties, examining the opportunistic synergy between these actors. The authors map the anti-gender campaigns as a global movement, putting the Polish case in a comparative perspective. They show that the anti-gender rhetoric is best understood as a reactionary critique of neoliberalism as a socio-cultural formation. The book also studies the recent wave of feminist mass mobilizations, viewing the transnational revolt of women as a left populist movement. This is an important study for those researching in Politics, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Sociology. It will also be useful for activists and policy makers"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Sex discrimination against women -- Political aspects -- Poland
Anti-feminism -- Poland -- Political aspect
Populism -- Social aspects -- Poland
Conservatism -- Social aspects -- Poland
Women -- Poland -- Political
Sex discrimination against women -- Political aspects
Populism -- Social aspects
Anti-feminism -- Political aspects
Conservatism -- Social aspects
Women -- Political activity.
Conservatism -- Social aspects.
Women -- Political activity.
Form Electronic book
Author Korolczuk, Elżbieta, author
LC no. 2021014785
ISBN 9781000413342