Parity of the Sexes

Parity of the Sexes

by Sylviane Agacinski
     
 

Sylviane Agacinski's articulation of the theory of "parity" helped inspire a law that went into effect in May 2000 requiring France´s political parties to fill 50 percent of the candidacies in every race with women. Agacinski´s model of parity does not strive for the nebulous ideal of "equality" between the sexes; inst
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Sylviane Agacinski's articulation of the theory of "parity" helped inspire a law that went into effect in May 2000 requiring France´s political parties to fill 50 percent of the candidacies in every race with women. Agacinski´s model of parity does not strive for the nebulous ideal of "equality" between the sexes; inst

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Agacinski, who is not identified, calls for parity, a kind of power sharing, between the sexes in French political decision making. She says the concept constitutes a new approach to sexual difference by giving it a political meaning and a new approach to democracy by entrusting it with the realization of the equality of the sexes, not in a better way but a different one. was published in 1998 by Editions du Seuil, and is here translated by Lisa Walsh. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231115667
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/03/2001
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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