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Title Anti-gender campaigns in Europe : mobilizing against equality / edited by Roman Kuhar and David Paternotte
Published London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd., [2017]


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Contents 1. “Gender ideology” in movement: Introduction -- 2. “Gender ideology” in Austria: Coalitions around an empty signifier -- 3. “No prophet is accepted in his own country”: Catholic anti-gender activism in Belgium -- 4. Embryo, teddy bear-centaur and the constitution: Mobilizations against “gender ideology” and sexual permissiveness in Croatia -- 5. Resisting “gender theory” in France: A fulcrum for religious action in a secular society -- 6. “Anti-genderismus”: German angst? -- 7. Anti-gender discourse in Hungary: A discourse without a movement? -- 8. Defending Catholic Ireland -- 9. Italy as a lighthouse: Anti-gender protests between the “anthropological question” and national identity -- 10. “Worse than communism and Nazism put together”: War on gender in Poland -- 11. Russia as the saviour of European civilization: Gender and the geopolitics of traditional values -- 12. Changing gender several times a day: The anti-gender movement in Slovenia -- 13. From the pulpit to the streets: Ultra-conservative religious positions against gender in Spain -- 14. The anti-gender movement in comparative perspective
Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe; Contents; Abbreviations; 1 "Gender ideology" in movement: Introduction; "Gender ideology" as a discourse; "Gender ideology" as a strategy; "Gender ideology" as a national phenomenon; References; 2 "Gender ideology" in Austria: Coalitions around an empty signifier; The Austrian context and the emergence of the anti-gender discourse; Actors of the "gender ideology" alliance; Discursive analysis: What's the problem with "gender ideology"?; Conclusion; References; 3 "No prophet is accepted in his own country": Catholic anti-gender activism in Belgium
Marching for the familyA strongly minorized movement in Flanders; Francophone Belgium: Activists with a French touch; Why are they not influential?; Conclusion; References; 4 Embryo, teddy bear-centaur and the constitution: Mobilizations against "gender ideology" and sexual permissiveness in Croatia; Background; A chronology of main activities and targets; The defining characteristics of the movement; Conclusion; References; 5 Resisting "gender theory" in France: A fulcrum for religious action in a secular society; Anti-gender mobilization in the 2010s
Explaining the emergence of the anti-gender causeFrance's "anti-gender" pipeline to the Vatican; Translating the "anti-gender" cause for the 2010s: Reframing for a new context; The religious, political and social backgrounds of activists: An organizing advantage with a communications liability; Broadening the appeal of the anti-gender movement: Neutralizing the religious and social characteristics of the activists; The effects of anti-gender mobilization on inter- and intra-religious political dynamics; Conclusion; References; 6 "Anti-genderismus": German angst?
General background: The situation in GermanyEarly articulations: Journalistic neoconservatism and lay Catholic/Christian voices; The current situation: Anti-genderism as a missing link between heterogeneous constellations; Conclusion; References; 7 Anti-gender discourse in Hungary: A discourse without a movement?; The history of a discourse; Why is there no movement? Discouraging factors; Why we could expect the emergence of a movement; Conclusion; References; 8 Defending Catholic Ireland; A Catholic nation for a Catholic people; Abortion and Catholicism in Ireland
The Irish Catholic Church and homosexualityThe 2015 same-sex marriage campaign; Conclusion; References; 9 Italy as a lighthouse: Anti-gender protests between the "anthropological question" and national identity; From nothing to all: The emergency of gender in Italian politics; Gender as a federating rallying cry with a make-up effect; Protecting "our children" to defend the human and safeguard national identity; Italy as a fertile ground for "gender ideology"; References; 10 "Worse than communism and Nazism put together": War on gender in Poland
Summary This edited collection offers a transnational and comparative approach to understanding anti-gender mobilizations in Europe
"After decades of steady progress in terms of gender and sexual rights, several parts of Europe are facing new waves of resistance to a so-called ‘gender ideology' or ‘gender theory'. Opposition to progressive gender equality is manifested in challenges to marriage equality, abortion, reproductive technologies, gender mainstreaming, sex education, sexual liberalism, transgender rights, antidiscrimination policies and even to the notion of gender itself.This book examines how an academic concept of gender, when translated by religious organizations such as the Roman Catholic Church, can become a mobilizing tool for, and the target of, social movements. How can we explain religious discourses about sex difference turning intro massive street demonstrations? How do forms of organization and protest travel across borders? Who are the actors behind these movements? This collection is a transnational and comparative attempt to better understand anti-gender mobilizations in Europe. It focuses on national manifestations in eleven European countries, including Russia, from massive street protests to forms of resistance such as email bombarding and street vigils. It examines the intersection of religious politics with rising populism and nationalistic anxieties in contemporary Europe."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sex discrimination -- Europe
Homophobia -- Europe
Transphobia -- Europe
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Sex discrimination
Form Electronic book
Author Kuhar, Roman, editor
Paternotte, David, editor
LC no. 2017019989
ISBN 9781786600011