1st Edition

Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment

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ISBN 9780367679491
August 13, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book aims to make sense of political developments towards more gender conservative populist movements from a feminist perspective, analyzing both ultraconservative campaigns against gender, which started around 2010, and the mass feminist mobilizations responding to them since 2016. The authors chart not just a continuation of the anti-feminist backlash dating back to the late 1970s, but the rise of a new movement, which benefits from the crisis of neoliberalism and threatens to destroy liberal democracy. This study offers a novel conceptualization of the relationship between the ultraconservative anti-gender movement and right-wing populist parties. It also examines the recent wave of feminist mass mobilizations, viewing the transnational revolt of women as a left populist movement. The authors map the Anti-Gender campaigns as a global movement, put Poland's Anti-Gender Campaigns in a comparative perspective, look at The Family as a refuge from Neoliberalism, and examine the move towards a 'Populist Feminism'. This is an important study for those researching in Politics, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies and Sociology

Table of Contents

Introduction. Gender, anti-gender and right-wing populism. Recasting the debate, 1 Mapping the Anti-gender Campaigns as a Global Movement: From Religious Trend to Political Struggle, 2 “Worse than Communism and Nazism Put Together”: Poland’s Anti-gender Campaigns in a Comparative Perspective, 3 Gender as “Ebola from Brussels”: The Anti-colonial Frame and the Rise of Right-wing Populism, 4 Anxious Parents and Children in Danger: The Family as a Refuge from Neoliberalism, 5 Counteracting Anti-gender Movements: Towards a Populist Feminism?, Conclusions: Gender and “the Populist Moment”

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Agnieszka Graff, PhD is an associate professor at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw Elżbieta Korolczuk, PhD is a sociologist, commentator, women's and human rights activist. She works at Södertörn University in Stockholm and teaches at American Studies Center, Warsaw University