'Labour organizations and sexuality'.
International workshop organized by the Institut d'Histoire Contemporaine, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Friday, 5th october 2001
Salle du conseil de Lettres - rez-de-chaussée (bâtiment UFR littéraire)
Third session in a series of workshops on Socialism and Sexuality
organized by AMSAB (Ghent), IISH (Amsterdam), IHC-UMR 5605 (Dijon),
This session will deal with the positions of labour organizations trade unions, political parties) on sexuality, in the western world, from the last years of the XIXth century to the 1970s. Case studies will help to understand the role of sexuality in the projects of progressist movements. When is this question central, when is it not? Can discourses on sexuality express social contestation? Are they different from the discourses of the upper classes? What about discrepancy between the discourses and the practices? What about conflicts inside organizations themselves (leaders-militants-intellectuals-young
10:00 General presentation
10:30-12:30 Le socialisme dans tous ses états: parties and organizations, 1850-1930
Jesse F. Battan, California State University, Fullerton
'"Socialism Will Cure All But a Bad Marriage": Free Love and the
American Labor Movement, 1850-1910'
Lesley A. Hall, Wellcome Library, London
'"No sex please, we are socialists" the British Labour Party closes
its eyes and thinks of England'
Petra de Vries, University of Amsterdam
'Dutch libertarian socialist movement and prostitution at the end of
the 19th century'
14:00-17:00 Writing on sexuality: desires and norms
Peter Drucker, International Institute for Research and Education,
Amsterdam. 'The influence of class and gender on sexual attitudes in the
workers' movement: some contrasts between Henriette Roland Holst and
Jacques Engels (Holland, 1925-1926)' (see website for a summary)
Tania Régin, University of Burgundy.
'Roger Vaillant, a communist writer and a libertine'
Morgan Poggioli, University of Burgundy 'Some [...] about indecent questions, l'École Émancipée
Georges Ubbiali, University of Burgundy
'Sexpol. From political sexuality to alternatives?'
15:45 Debate and conclusion
The workshop will be conducted in English and French.
For a French version of this text and for summaries of the workshop's papers, go to the workshop's webpage: http://www.iisg.nl/~womhist/Dijonpro.html
For more information about the workhop, please get in touch with
Thomas Bouchet, email:email@example.com or Tania Régin, email:
IHC - CNRS UMR 5605 - Rosine Fry ou Lilian Vincendeau - bur. R56 -
UFR de sciences humaines, 2 bd. Gabriel - 21000 - Dijon
Tél./fax : 00 33 3 80 39 57 17 ou tél. : 00 33 3 80 39 57 58
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ou Lilian.Vincendeau@u-bourgogne.fr
Thomas Bouchet, email:email@example.com
Tania Régin, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IHC - CNRS UMR 5605 - Rosine Fry or Lilian Vincendeau - bur. R56 -
UFR de sciences humaines, 2 bd. Gabriel - 21000 - Dijon, France
Tel./fax : 00 33 3 80 39 57 17 00
tel. : 00 33 3 80 39 57 58
Email: email@example.com ou Lilian.Vincendeau@u-bourgogne.fr Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.iisg.nl/~womhist/Dijonpro.html
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