Books of the month

Edited by Alain Cambier
Les nouveaux rendez-vous d'Archimède
The frontiers between the body, the mind, the machine are vague. Whether the body is biological or socially constructed is not clear. The body is the object of philosophical, scientific and religious thinkings since the antiquity, but a central question remains: What are the limits of the body?
Edited by Dominique Herbet, Hélène Miard-Delacroix, Hans Stark
Histoire et civilisations
Germany is often and alternately accused of practicing a hegemonic policy towards its neighbors or too great restraint in foreign policy. This book proposes a nuanced picture of different aspects of German influence and restraint in the last decades.
Florence Gravas
La part du spectateur
Essai de philosophie à propos du cinéma
Esthétique et sciences des arts
What kind of experience do we go through when « we watch a movie » ? Though this standard phrase doesn't take into account the complexity of spectator’s seeing/hearing, it nevertheless underlines a kind of equivocity about what we « watch », as well as what is actually at stake.
Edited by Hubert Bonin, Bouneau Christophe
Paris-Bordeaux en train
Les trois étapes de la modernité ferroviaire 1844-2016
Histoire et civilisations
Each big railway network exemplified modernity, for the building works, the equipments, technologies and financing, as an adventure of progress! The connection between Paris and Bordeaux is thus valued thanks to this history from the 1840s till the present arguments about the profitability of the new high speed line (LGV), to be opened in 2017.
Edited by Jean-Jacques Lavenue
E-révolutions et révolutions
Résistances et résiliences
Espaces politiques
The so-called "Arab Springs"give rise to a number of myths and phantasms, and a lot of texts only consider the surface of movements, with both fascination and exaltation about social networks. But the digital expression of contestation is not sufficient to explain the phenomenon. It is preferable to consider deep reasons moving agents and...
Edited by Céline Husson-Rochcongar, Laurence Jourdain
Lille 1 Lille 2 Lille 3 Université du littoral, côte d'Opale Université Valenciennes Hainaut Cambrésis Université Catholique de Lille