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Returning to Reims

Author: Didier Eribon; George Chauncey; Michael Lucey
Publisher: South Pasadena, Calif. Semiotext(e) 2013
Series: Semiotext(e) foreign agents series, 2013: 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After his father dies, Didier Eribon returns to his hometown of Reims and rediscovers the working-class world he had left behind thirty years earlier. For years, Eribon had thought of his father largely in terms of the latter's intolerable homophobia. Yet his father's death provokes new reflection on Eribon's part about how multiple processes of domination intersect in a given life and in a given culture. Eribon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Non-fiction
Named Person: Didier Eribon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Didier Eribon; George Chauncey; Michael Lucey
ISBN: 9781584351238 1584351233
OCLC Number: 1281817927
Description: 255 p.
Series Title: Semiotext(e) foreign agents series, 2013: 1
Responsibility: Didier Eribon [aut]; George Chauncey [introd.]; Michael Lucey [transl.].

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After his father dies, Didier Eribon returns to his hometown of Reims and rediscovers the working-class world he had left behind thirty years earlier. For years, Eribon had thought of his father largely in terms of the latter's intolerable homophobia. Yet his father's death provokes new reflection on Eribon's part about how multiple processes of domination intersect in a given life and in a given culture. Eribon sets out to investigate his past, the history of his family, and the trajectory of his own life. His story weaves together a set of remarkable reflections on the class system in France, on the role of the educational system in class identity, on the way both class and sexual identities are formed, and on the recent history of French politics, including the shifting voting patterns of the working classes - reflected by Eribon's own family, which changed its allegiance from the Communist Party to the National Front. A huge success in France since its initial publication in 2009, *Returing to Reims* is a remarkable book of sociological inquiry and critical theory, of interest to anyone concerned with the direction of leftist politics in the contemporary world, and to anyone who has ever experienced how sexual identity can clash with other parts of one's identity.

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