Sophie Bessis, née à Tunis est historienne. Elle est l'auteure de nombreux ouvrages portant sur l'Afrique et le monde arabe, la condition féminine et les relations Nord-Sud, dont L'Occident et les autres (La Découverte, 2001) et Les Arabes, les femmes, la liberté (Albin Michel, 2007).
01/10/2014 - Qantara
The conservative turning point of the 1980s was a major shift that caused two ideological systems which can be qualified as fundamentalisms to emerge and prosper. On one side, the apostles of the globalized market want to include all human activities within its sphere. On the other, new hegemonies of religion and identity are trying to conquer societies that are buried in anomie due to worldwide developments. Between these two versions that are more complimentary than competitive, is there a place for a new universalism that is capable of averting this double impasse ?
In this book, Sophie Bessis offers some answers to this difficult question.
Sophie Bessis, born in Tunis, is a historian. She is the author of numerous works focusing on Africa and the Arab world, the status of women, and North-South relations, including L’Occident et les autres (La Découverte, 2001) and Les Arabes, les femmes, la liberté (Albin Michel, 2007).