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Gender and Politics
A Summer Selection, Part IV

by The editorial team , 10 August 2020

Books & Ideas is slowing down for the summer and will be offering weekly selections of reviews and essays published over the last year. This week’s selection questions the relationship between gender and politics.

Priscila Delgado de Carvalho, “Beyond Backlash. How Gender Discourse Reaggregates Conservatisms”
Gender not only reached an unprecedented level of exposure in public debates but has become a structuring element of contemporary conservative discourses. This text discusses how gender can be incorporated into assessments of the current crisis of democracies



Michael Stambolis, “The Price of Tolerance”
In her analysis of the way the heterosexual residents of gentrified gay neighbourhoods see homosexuality, the sociologist Sylvie Tissot reveals logics of domination dressed up as progressivism.



Kathryn Cai, “Building a Society That Values Care. Covid-19 in an Aging Society”
With the population aging in the US as in many Western countries, COVID-19 has only revealed an increasingly urgent need for care. But the lack of support for caregiving is an ongoing and increasingly shared struggle. How can we care for the caregivers, and build a society that values care?




Tristan Boursier, “Feminism and Its Enemies”
Paradoxically, feminism was named by its adversaries. Thus, the history of feminism is closely connected to antifeminism. An interdisciplinary work examines their parallel journeys.


by The editorial team, 10 August 2020

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