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    DescriptionOn thinking the matter through, it doesn't seem exaggerated to assert that my coming out of the sexual closet, my desire to assume and assert my homosexuality, coincided within my personal trajectory with my shutting myself up inside what I might call a class closet. -- from Returning to Reims 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. Returning 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. A huge success in France since its initial publication in 2009, Returning to Reims received enthusiastic reviews in Le Monde, Liberation, L'Express, Les Inrockuptibles, and elsewhere.


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    Title
    Returning to Reims
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Didier Eribon, Introduction by George Chauncey, Translated by Michael Lucey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781584351238
    ISBN 10: 1584351233
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JFSK2
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    LC classification: HM
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 305
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    B&T Approval Code: A31544300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 54
    B&T General Subject: 390
    B&T Approval Code: A31010000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BISAC region code: 1.2.2.0.0.0.0
    Libri: SCHY4502
    DC23: 194
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JHB, JBSJ
    Publisher
    AUTONOMEDIA
    Imprint name
    Semiotext (E)
    Publication date
    01 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Didier Eribon, Professor of Sociology at the University of Amiens, is well known for his groundbreaking biography, Michel Foucault, first published in 1989. He is also the author of Insult and the Making of the Gay Self, as well as numerous other books of critical theory.