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What Forms Can DoThe Work of Form in 20th- and 21st- Century French Literature and Thought$
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Patrick Crowley and Shirley Jordan

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789620658

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789620658.001.0001

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Circuits of Reappropriation

Circuits of Reappropriation

Accessing the Real in the Work of Didier Eribon

(p.179) Chapter Eleven Circuits of Reappropriation
What Forms Can Do

Edward J. Hughes

Liverpool University Press

 In attempting in Retour à Reims (2009) to retrieve his earlier life experience, the sociologist Didier Eribon conveys the affective charge associated with the return to his working-class origins. The current study considers how the social and sexual obstacles that such a return brings means that the encounter with the real is frequently filtered through a series of intertextual references. With notions of digression and detour (theoretical, textual and bibliographical) forming a recurring feature in the work, access to the real thus comes via a process of circuitous re-appropriation. Eribon’s textual detours involve consideration of figures such as Foucault, Bourdieu and Wideman whose choices, respectively, of the fields of the historical archive, sociological enquiry and the genre of autobiography Eribon explores.

Keywords:   proletarian culture, literature and social class, transfuge de classe, text as detour, social determinism, inequality

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