Paradoxical Right-Wing Sexual Politics in Europe

December 2022
Conferences, workshops and debates

Séance du séminaire du Cresppa-GTM Genre, Travail, Mobilités, organisée le 14 décembre 2022, de  14h00 à 17h00 en salle de conférences au Centre CNRS Pouchet, 59/61 rue Pouchet, Paris 17e.

How did far-right, hateful and anti-democratic ideologies become so successful in many societies in Europe? The presented book analyses the paradoxical roles sexual politics have played in this process and reveals that the incoherence and untruthfulness in right-wing populist, ultraconservative and far-right rhetorics of fear are not necessarily signs of weakness. Instead, the authors show how the far right can profit from its own incoherence by generating fear and creating discourses of crisis for which they are ready to offer simple solutions. In studies on Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Portugal, France, Sweden and Russia, the ways far-right ideologies travel and take root are analysed from a multi-disciplinary perspective, including feminist and LGBTQI reactions. Understanding how hateful and antidemocratic ideologies enter the very centre of European societies is a necessary premise for developing successful counterstrategies. The book presentation by the editors (Cornelia Möser, gender studies, Jennifer Ramme, social and cultural studies, and Judit Takács, sociology) will be followed by critical commentaries from Francesca Scrinzi (sociology) and Caroline Ibos (sociology). The session will be moderated by Juliette Brillet (sociology).