CONVERSATION WITH FRÉDÉRIC MARTEL
Frédéric Martel is a French sociologist and researcher, author of nine books, among which the best seller Mainstream: On the Global War on Culture and Medias (Flammarion, 2010) which has been translated in 20 countries. He has written articles for Newsweek, New Yorker and the New York Times, is responsible for the radio program “Soft Power” on the French national radio channel France Culture / Radio France, and is a member of “New Narrative for Europe”, the cultural task force of the EU president. As a LGBT activist, he has been involved in many associations and was one of the founders of the civil union legislation for the French government (1998-1999) and has written many articles on gay marriage in France. His latest essay, Global Gay (Feltrinelli) has already been translated into 7 languages, including Italian. Frédéric Martel has been to Arab gay bars and the love hotels in Tokyo, in the Cuban habitaciones and the Indian communities, to tell of the successes and defeats of the gay community, trendy in New York and condemned to death in Iran. A coloured, dramatic tale, full of life, and in France it has already been made into a documentary.
In collaboration with Biblioteca italiana delle Donne.