1st Edition

Theorising Cultures of Equality

Edited By Suzanne Clisby, Mark Johnson, Jimmy Turner Copyright 2020
    216 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    214 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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

    Laura Brace

    Chapter 3: Equality building in Europe: Theorising the Practice of Gender Training.

    Athena-Maria Enderstein

    Chapter 4: Entangled Theorising: Transgender Depathologisation and Access to ‘Disability’

    Lieke Hettinga

    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

    Jimmy Turner

    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

    Frances Negrón-Muntaner


    Suzanne Clisby is the Principle Investigator for the Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie Actions GRACE Project, Director of Postgraduate Gender Studies and Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of Hull.

    Mark Johnson is Reader in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

    Jimmy Turner is the Project Manager for, and one of the designers and authors of, the GRACE project, working at the University of Hull (UK).