Book of the Week: “Sex and secularism” by Joan Wallach Scott

Joan Wallach Scott’s acclaimed and controversial writings have been foundational for the field of gender history.

“Challenging the assertion that secularism has always been synonymous with equality between the sexes, Sex and Secularism reveals how this idea has been used to justify claims of white, Western, and Christian racial and religious superiority and has served to distract our attention from a persistent set of difficulties related to gender difference―ones shared by Western and non-Western cultures alike.”

Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2018
Call Number: 305.3 HEIA 120474


Joan Wallach Scott will be present at the Institute, on Tuesday, 25 September, for the Opening lecture of the academic year, “Gender equality: why is it so difficult to achieve?”