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Raphaël Liogier

Raphaël Liogier is a French philosopher and sociologist. His new book Heart of Maleness: An Exploration, translated by Antony Shugaar, is being published in January 2020 by Other Press.

Raphaël Liogier is a professor at Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence and teaches at the Collège international de philosophie in Paris. He is currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Council for European Studies. His major works include Le Mythe de l’islamisation, La Guerre des civilisations n’aura pas lieu, and Sans emploi.  He has closely followed the staggering outpouring of accounts of sexual harassment and rape from the many women’s voices that comprise the #MeToo movement. Deeply compelled by the movement’s importance and fueled by a personal sense of disgust and dismay, Liogier draws on his academic expertise to examine the underlying causes of gender inequality and how we can fight against it in the timely, self-reflexive book Heart of Maleness: An Exploration.

About the Book: Heart of Maleness: An Exploration, Other Press, 2020

In his essay Heart of Maleness, Liogier contends that the archetypal Prince Charming and a monstrous predator such as Harvey Weinstein are two sides of the same coin. He asserts they are the products of a worldview that not only places a man’s desires above a woman’s but also doubts whether women are fundamentally capable of knowing what they want. He unpacks the influence of society’s deep-seated fantasy of male dominance.

Heart of Maleness: An Exploration was translated from French by Antony Shugaar. The original version (Descente au coeur du mâle) was published by Les Liens qui Libèrent in 2018.

"While Liogier’s work does not offer new insights into gender, it is still important for what it reveals about how modern gender movements have impacted the way respectful heterosexual men perceive themselves and their relationship to women. A brief but thoughtful, topical read."Kirkus Review