Politics Talk: Sara Farris “Right-wing Politics and Gender Equality: The Logic of Femonationalism”
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103
In her presentation, Sara Farris will discuss some of the themes laid out in her new book, In the Name of Women's Rights. The Rise of Femonationalism (Duke 2017). Farris' book explores the ways in which feminist ideas are often exploited by anti-Islam and xenophobic campaigns. She coins the term ‘femonationalism’ to describe the practice and claims that, by characterising Muslim men as oppressors and by emphasising the need to rescue Muslim women, these anti-Islam groups use gender equality to justify their prejudice.
Sara R. Farris (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work to date has focused on the orientalist underpinnings of sociological theory and on theories of gender, race and social reproduction, particularly as they apply to the analysis of migrant women in Western Europe. Her publications include: Max Weber’s Theory of Personality. Individuation, Politics and Orientalism in the Sociology of Religion (Brill, 2013) and In the Name of Women’s Rights. The Rise of Femonationalism (Duke University Press, 2017).
Presented by The New School for Social Research.
No recent activity