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?”

A film for this summer?

Fiction films, documentaries or series, what’s new in our DVD collection this summer? Check out the list:

4.0 BAN 3
Baron noir : saison 2 / Ziad Doueiri, Antoine Chevrollier
944 BAR 2/1, 2,3
La belle et la meute / Kaouther Ben Hania
7.0 BEL 2
960 BIE
Black Panther / Ryan Coogler
960 BLA
2.2 CHU 11
7.0 HAN 1/1
943 JEU
8.0 MED
The Post = Pentagon papers / Steven Spielberg
973 PEN 2
Solar Impulse, the impossible round the world mission / Eric Beaufils, Mathieu Czernichow
4.1 SOL 2
Le vénérable W. / Barbet Schroeder
959.1 VEN

Film of the Week: “Black Panther” by Ryan Coogler

A movie that could change the face of Hollywood.

“After tragedy forces yound Prince T’Challa to assume Wakanda’s throne, he is faced with the ultimate test, putting the fate of his country and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the new king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.”

Publisher: The Walt Disney Company, 2018
Call Number: 960 BLA