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Gender and the Problem of Universals: Catholic Mobilizations and Sexual Democracy in France

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Eric Fassin

Paris-8 University Vincennes - Saint-Denis, FR
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Abstract

In the 1980s, John Boswell analyzed the controversy between “essentialists” and “constructionists” in gay and lesbian studies in the light of the medieval “problem of universals.” This paper revives this analogy to understand the controversy launched by Catholic authorities against the (so-called) “theory-of-gender” pitted against gender studies at the risk of equating God with Nature.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/rg.10157
How to Cite: Fassin, E., (2016). Gender and the Problem of Universals: Catholic Mobilizations and Sexual Democracy in France. Religion and Gender. 6(2), pp.173–186. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/rg.10157
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Published on 30 Dec 2016.
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