This book sets out a theoretical framework for thinking about equality as a cultural artefact and process, drawing on work from the GRACE (Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe) project.
In revisiting and reframing conventional questions about in/equality it considers the processes through which in/equalities have come to be regarded as issues of public concern, the various ways that equalities have been historically defined, and how those ideas and imaginings of equalities are produced, embodied, objectified, recognized and contested in and through a variety of cultural practices and sites.
Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary group of contributors, the book will be of interest to scholars from across the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, and women’s and gender studies.
Chapter 1: Theorising Gender and Cultures of Equality
Suzanne Clisby and Mark Johnson
Chapter 2: The Promise of the Human: Gender and the Enlightenment’s Culture of Equality
Chapter 3: Equality building in Europe: Theorising the Practice of Gender Training.
Chapter 4: Entangled Theorising: Transgender Depathologisation and Access to ‘Disability’
Chapter 5: The (Re)production of (In)Equality in Italy: Feminisms and Reproductive Labour in the Era of Populism.
Elisa A.G. Arfini and Beatrice Busi
Chapter 6: Cultures of (In)equality in Poland after 1989
Aleksandra M. Rózalska
Chapter 7: Why We Need Literature, Art, and Fantasy
Susan Stanford Friedman
Chapter 8: Translating homosexuality: Urbanism and the Masculine Bakla in Severino Montano’s The Lion and the Faun
J. Neil C. Garcia
Chapter 9: The City Animated by the Spirit of Patriarchy
Chapter 10: Power From the Peripheries: Art, Culture and Masculinities in Rio de Janeiro
Tatiana Moura, Marta Fernandez, and Victoria Page
Chapter 11: Decolonial Joy: Theorising From the Art of Valor y Cambio