Parité! [electronic resource] :sexual equality and the crisis of French universalism / Joan Wallach Scott.
By: Scott, Joan Wallach.Material type: BookSeries: Chicago studies in practices of meaning: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xi, 191 p.).ISBN: 9780226741093 (electronic bk.); 0226741095 (electronic bk.); 9780226741079 (cloth : acid-free paper); 0226741079 (cloth : acid-free paper); 9780226741086 (paper : acid-free paper); 0226741087 (paper : acid-free paper).Subject(s): Women -- Political activity -- France | Women political candidates -- France | Equality -- France | Feminism -- France | Femmes en politique -- France | Candidates (Élections) -- France | Égalité des sexes -- France | Féminisme -- France | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Reference | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Essays | Vrouwen | Politici | Gelijkheid | Universalisme | Frankrijk | პოტიტიკური მეცნიერებანი-- ქალთა პოლიტიკური აქტიურობაGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 320/.082/0944 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -182) and index.
The crisis of representation -- The rejection of quotas -- The dilemma of difference -- The campaign for parité -- The discourse of the couple -- The power of the law.
France today is in the throes of a crisis about whether to represent social differences within its political system and, if so, how. It is a crisis defined by the rhetoric of a universalism that takes the abstract individual to be the representative not only of citizens but also of the nation. In Parité! Joan Wallach Scott shows how the requirement for abstraction has led to the exclusion of women from French politics. During the 1990s, le mouvement pour la parité successfully campaigned for women's inclusion in elective office with an argument that is unprecedented in the annals of feminism.