Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer

On Order

$35.95
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Gender Studies- General

Parity of the Sexes (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought & Cultural Criticism)

by

Parity of the Sexes (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought & Cultural Criticism) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Sylviane Agacinski has never shied away from controversy. Vilified by some — including many feminists — and celebrated by others as a pioneer of gender equality, she has galvanized the French political scene. Her articulation of the theory of parity helped inspire a law that went into effect in May 2000 requiring the country's political parties to fill 50 percent of the candidacies in every race with women.

Sylviane Agacinski, according to The New Yorker, is sometimes credited with making parit respectable. Agacinski begins with the notion that sexual difference should be affirmed rather than denied. Sex, Agacinski points out, is not a social, cultural, or ethnic characteristic — it is a universal human trait. In her argument for the necessary recognition of sexual difference, she enters into today's most controversial social territory.

Agacinski's model of parity does not strive for the nebulous ideal of equality between the sexes; instead, it demands a concrete formula for political contests: an equal number of female and male candidates in every election. It is a theory that has sparked impassioned debate across France: Are female politicians necessarily different from male politicians? Is parity democratic? Is it truly feminist?

Agacinski's sophisticated polemic will stimulate debate on American shores as it has in France. Parity of the Sexes sheds light on one of the crucial spheres of public life in which earlier French feminists left their work unfinished — the realm of political power.

Synopsis:

Sylviane Agacinski has never shied away from controversy. Vilified by some — including many feminists — and celebrated by others as a pioneer of gender equality, she has galvanized the French political scene. Her articulation of the theory of parity helped inspire a law that went into effect in May 2000 requiring the country's political parties to fill 50 percent of the candidacies in every race with women.

Sylviane Agacinski, according to The New Yorker, is sometimes credited with making parit? respectable. Agacinski begins with the notion that sexual difference should be affirmed rather than denied. Sex, Agacinski points out, is not a social, cultural, or ethnic characteristic — it is a universal human trait. In her argument for the necessary recognition of sexual difference, she enters into today's most controversial social territory.

Agacinski's model of parity does not strive for the nebulous ideal of equality between the sexes; instead, it demands a concrete formula for political contests: an equal number of female and male candidates in every election. It is a theory that has sparked impassioned debate across France: Are female politicians necessarily different from male politicians? Is parity democratic? Is it truly feminist?

Agacinski's sophisticated polemic will stimulate debate on American shores as it has in France. Parity of the Sexes sheds light on one of the crucial spheres of public life in which earlier French feminists left their work unfinished — the realm of political power.

Synopsis:

Agacinski's articulation of the theory of "parity" helped inspire a law that went into effect in May 2000 requiring France's political parties to fill 50 percent of the candidacies in every race with women. Agacinski's model of parity does not strive for the nebulous ideal of "equality" between the sexes; instead, it demands a concrete formula for political contests: an equal number of female and male candidates in every election. This theory that has sparked impassioned debate across France and around the globe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231115674
Translator:
Walsh, Lisa
Author:
Walsh, Lisa
Author:
Agacinski, Sylviane
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Sex differences (psychology)
Subject:
Sex differences
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought & Cultural Criticism (Paperback)
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.12x5.56x.51 in. .49 lbs.

Related Subjects


History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

Parity of the Sexes (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought & Cultural Criticism) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$35.95 Backorder
Product details 208 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231115674 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sylviane Agacinski has never shied away from controversy. Vilified by some — including many feminists — and celebrated by others as a pioneer of gender equality, she has galvanized the French political scene. Her articulation of the theory of parity helped inspire a law that went into effect in May 2000 requiring the country's political parties to fill 50 percent of the candidacies in every race with women.

Sylviane Agacinski, according to The New Yorker, is sometimes credited with making parit? respectable. Agacinski begins with the notion that sexual difference should be affirmed rather than denied. Sex, Agacinski points out, is not a social, cultural, or ethnic characteristic — it is a universal human trait. In her argument for the necessary recognition of sexual difference, she enters into today's most controversial social territory.

Agacinski's model of parity does not strive for the nebulous ideal of equality between the sexes; instead, it demands a concrete formula for political contests: an equal number of female and male candidates in every election. It is a theory that has sparked impassioned debate across France: Are female politicians necessarily different from male politicians? Is parity democratic? Is it truly feminist?

Agacinski's sophisticated polemic will stimulate debate on American shores as it has in France. Parity of the Sexes sheds light on one of the crucial spheres of public life in which earlier French feminists left their work unfinished — the realm of political power.

"Synopsis" by , Agacinski's articulation of the theory of "parity" helped inspire a law that went into effect in May 2000 requiring France's political parties to fill 50 percent of the candidacies in every race with women. Agacinski's model of parity does not strive for the nebulous ideal of "equality" between the sexes; instead, it demands a concrete formula for political contests: an equal number of female and male candidates in every election. This theory that has sparked impassioned debate across France and around the globe.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.