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De la parité à la diversité : entre Deuxième sexe et discrimination seconde

Abstract : In keeping with works on the origins and evaluation of France's ‘parity’ laws, this paper examines the issues involved in the shift in emphasis from ‘parity’ to ‘diversity’ in the French public sphere. The paper builds on, and contributes to, studies of the emergence of the term ‘diversity’, its social meanings and the debates concerning its measurement. Our hypothesis is that this shift helps institutionalise an equality that has become conditional on the performance of difference. To test this hypothesis, the analysis cross-references reports, scholarly studies and declarations on diversity with a qualitative survey of more than 150 public figures who are affected by the emergence of diversity as a social and political problem in the public sphere. The interviewees include politicians, civil servants, academics, and leaders of religious groups, pressure groups, trade unions and businesses.
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Réjane Sénac. De la parité à la diversité : entre Deuxième sexe et discrimination seconde. Modern and Contemporary France, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2010, 18 (4), pp.431 - 444. ⟨hal-01556878v2⟩

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