By Marie Mercat-Bruns, Elaine Holt, Christopher Kutz
How do the U.S. and France vary in legislation and attitudes pertaining to discrimination at paintings? Franco-American pupil Marie Mercat-Bruns interviews admired felony students to illustrate how those post-industrial democracies have followed divergent thoughts. while employers within the usa and France hardly discriminate overtly, deep systemic discrimination exists in either nations, each one with a distinct heritage of facing distinction. strong and incisive, the booklet examines hot-button concerns similar to racial and spiritual bias, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and equality for LGBT contributors, highlighting comparisons that might extra discussions on social equality and primary human rights throughout borders.
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According to Jamin and Jestaz, American law professors see themselves as academics and “do not claim to form an ensemble which as such has weight over the development of law—but this does not hinder them from exercising influence as individuals. ”72 Interviews bring out their different points of view. Furthermore, interviewing makes it possible to quickly pinpoint difficulties encountered by American courts in applying or interpreting rules and concepts in both constitutional and statutory contexts.
These two policies on antidiscrimination and diversity and the legal instruments used do not interrelate in any systematic, organized fashion. In fact, they sometimes clash, although Oppenheimer shows us how the diversity narrative can be a driving force. Is there a risk that these competing norms in France will create an obstacle to the fight against discrimination (the problem with measuring diversity), as it did in the United States? 24Antidiscrimination law, based on evidence and judiciary review, is more operational, while diversity is associated with discourse and stated objectives.
Now that’s a move from conduct to identity and that expands Bowers v. Hardwick. In a way, the criminalization of sodomy was narrow: who is really going to get punished for committing sodomy? . But you do need a job, and so the courts were making Bowers much more expansive. Where I came in was trying to understand the conduct-identity relationship. What was the relationship of an act to an identity? . helped me to understand how slippery and contingent the relationship between conduct and identity was.
Discrimination at Work: Comparing European, French, and American Law by Marie Mercat-Bruns, Elaine Holt, Christopher Kutz