Pdf ebook: Retour à Reims

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Summary: Cet essai débute comme un récit : à la mort de son père, Didier Eribon retourne à Reims, sa ville natale, et retrouve sa famille avec laquelle il avai

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  • Publisher: Fayard
  • ISBN: 2213653941
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 252
  • Language: English
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Description: Cet essai débute comme un récit : à la mort de son père, Didier Eribon retourne à Reims, sa ville natale, et retrouve sa famille avec laquelle il avait plus ou moins rompu trente ans auparavant. Observant avec sa mère des photos du passé, il revoit avec stupeur le monde ouvrier dans lequel il a grandi. Mais plutôt que de fuir à nouveau son milieu d’origine, il décide de se plonger dans son passé pour tenter de se le réapproprier. En reconstituant l’histoire de sa famille, l’auteur analyse la condition ouvrière des années 1950-60 et les expériences constitutives de cette appartenance de classe. Quel est le rapport des classes populaires à la culture, à la sexualité, au système scolaire ? Comment le vote communiste a-t-il fini par devenir un vote pour le Front national ? Evoquant son enfance et son adolescence, il analyse sa trajectoire de transfuge de classe, et le rôle qu’y a joué son homosexualité. Mais cet ouvrage est bien plus qu’une esquisse d’autobiographie. A la faveur de ce retour à Reims, Didier Eribon se redécouvre fils d’ouvrier, lui qui s’était toujours envisagé comme un enfant gay. Et de s’interroger : comment les catégories contemporaines de la politique fabriquent-elles les enfants que nous avons été ? En quoi la quasi-disparition du marxisme d’un côté, et, de l’autre, la force des mouvements culturels et sexuels prescrivent-ils aujourd’hui ce type de lecture de soi-même ? La politique ne transforme pas seulement le présent et le futur : elle transforme aussi notre passé, notre rapport à nous-mêmes et notre manière de nous définir. Si ce que nous sommes est institué par les théories politiques, il convient dès lors de rompre avec les théories qui découpent le monde selon des frontières uniques (de classes, de genre, de race, de sexualité) ou prétendent que certaines identités seraient plus « vraies » et plus importantes que d’autres. Didier Eribon propose donc d’élaborer une théorie du sujet qui nous permet de penser la multiplicité de nos expériences et d’être le sujet simultané de plusieurs politiques.


Pdf ebook: Insult and the Making of the Gay Self

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Summary: A bestseller in France following its publication in 1999, Insult and the Making of the Gay Self is an extraordinary set of reflections on “the gay questi

  • Author : Didier Eribon
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 082238549X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 474
  • Language: English
  • Views: 625
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Description: A bestseller in France following its publication in 1999, Insult and the Making of the Gay Self is an extraordinary set of reflections on “the gay question” by Didier Eribon, one of France’s foremost public intellectuals. Known internationally as the author of a pathbreaking biography of Michel Foucault, Eribon is a leading voice in French gay studies. In explorations of gay subjectivity as it is lived now and as it has been expressed in literary history and in the life and work of Foucault, Eribon argues that gay male politics, social life, and culture are transformative responses to an oppressive social order. Bringing together the work of Jean-Paul Sartre, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, and Erving Goffman, he contends that gay culture and political movements flow from the need to overcome a world of insult in the process of creating gay selves. Eribon describes the emergence of homosexual literature in Britain and France at the turn of the last century and traces this new gay discourse from Oscar Wilde and the literary circles of late-Victorian Oxford to André Gide and Marcel Proust. He asserts that Foucault should be placed in a long line of authors—including Wilde, Gide, and Proust—who from the nineteenth century onward have tried to create spaces in which to resist subjection and reformulate oneself. Drawing on his unrivaled knowledge of Foucault’s oeuvre, Eribon presents a masterful new interpretation of Foucault. He calls attention to a particular passage from Madness and Civilization that has never been translated into English. Written some fifteen years before The History of Sexuality, this passage seems to contradict Foucault’s famous idea that homosexuality was a late-nineteenth-century construction. Including an argument for the use of Hannah Arendt’s thought in gay rights advocacy, Insult and the Making of the Gay Self is an impassioned call for critical, active engagement with the question of how gay life is shaped both from without and within.


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Summary: Anthropologist Alpa Shah found herself in an active platoon of Naxalites—one of the longest-running guerrilla insurgencies in the world. The only woman,

  • Author : Alpa Shah
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022659047X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Anthropologist Alpa Shah found herself in an active platoon of Naxalites—one of the longest-running guerrilla insurgencies in the world. The only woman, and the only person without a weapon, she walked alongside the militants for seven nights across 150 miles of dense, hilly forests in eastern India. Nightmarch is the riveting story of Shah's journey, grounded in her years of living with India’s tribal people, an eye-opening exploration of the movement’s history and future and a powerful contemplation of how disadvantaged people fight back against unjust systems in today’s world. The Naxalites have fought for a communist society for the past fifty years, caught in a conflict that has so far claimed at least forty thousand lives. Yet surprisingly little is known about these fighters in the West. Framed by the Indian state as a deadly terrorist group, the movement is actually made up of Marxist ideologues and lower-caste and tribal combatants, all of whom seek to overthrow a system that has abused them for decades. In Nightmarch, Shah shares some of their gritty untold stories: here we meet a high-caste leader who spent almost thirty years underground, a young Adivasi foot soldier, and an Adivasi youth who defected. Speaking with them and living for years with villagers in guerrilla strongholds, Shah has sought to understand why some of India’s poor have shunned the world’s largest democracy and taken up arms to fight for a fairer society—and asks whether they might be undermining their own aims. By shining a light on this largely ignored corner of the world, Shah raises important questions about the uncaring advance of capitalism and offers a compelling reflection on dispossession and conflict at the heart of contemporary India.


Pdf ebook: The Melancholia of Class

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Summary: What does it mean to be working-class in a middle-class world? Cynthia Cruz shows us how class affects culture and our mental health and what we can do abo

  • Author : Cynthia Cruz
  • Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
  • ISBN: 1913462277
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 228
  • Language: English
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Description: What does it mean to be working-class in a middle-class world? Cynthia Cruz shows us how class affects culture and our mental health and what we can do about it -- calling not for assimilation, but for annihilation. To be working-class in a middle-class world is to be a ghost. Excluded, marginalised, and subjected to violence, the working class is also deemed by those in power to not exist. We are left with a choice between assimilation into middle-class values and culture, leaving our working-class origins behind, or total annihilation. In The Melancholia of Class, Cynthia Cruz analyses how this choice between assimilation or annihilation has played out in the lives of working-class musicians, artists, writers, and filmmakers — including Amy Winehouse, Ian Curtis, Jason Molina, Barbara Loden, and many more — and the resultant Freudian melancholia that ensues when the working-class subject leaves their origins to “become someone,” only to find that they lose themselves in the process. Part memoir, part cultural theory, and part polemic, The Melancholia of Class shows us how we can resist assimilation, uplifting and carrying our working-class origins and communities with us, as we break the barriers of the middle-class world. There are so many of us, all of us waiting. If we came together, who knows what we could do.


Pdf ebook: The End of Eddy

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Summary: An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. “Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to mysel

  • Author : Édouard Louis
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374716390
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. “Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna be a tough guy.” Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different—“girlish,” intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. Like Karl Ove Knausgaard or Edmund White, Édouard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own. The result—a critical and popular triumph—has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation.


Pdf ebook: The Tao of Coaching

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Summary: The essence and success of The Tao of Coaching has always been its focus on the practical tips and techniques for making work more rewarding through the ha

  • Author : Max Landsberg
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1782831835
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1347
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Description: The essence and success of The Tao of Coaching has always been its focus on the practical tips and techniques for making work more rewarding through the habit of coaching - and this philosophy continues to underpin this brand new reissue. The book's premise is simple: that to become an effective coach, managers and leaders need master only a few techniques, even though mastery obviously requires practice. Each chapter focuses on a specific technique - or Golden Rule - of coaching to help practice make perfect. Tried and tested by generations within and beyond the workplace, this succinct and engaging book gives readers the tools to: - create more time for themselves, by delegating well - build, and enjoy working with, effective teams - achieve better results - enhance their interpersonal skills. It demonstrates that coaching is not simply a matter of helping others and improving performance, but is also a powerful force for self-development and personal fulfilment.


Pdf ebook: Principes d'une pensée critique

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Summary: De Réflexions sur la question gay à Retour à Reims et à La Société comme verdict, Didier Eribon a placé au centre de son œuvre plusieurs thèmes es

  • Author : Didier Eribon
  • Publisher: Fayard
  • ISBN: 2213703043
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: De Réflexions sur la question gay à Retour à Reims et à La Société comme verdict, Didier Eribon a placé au centre de son œuvre plusieurs thèmes essentiels : la formation du sujet, l’inconscient et l’auto-analyse ; le système scolaire, les classes et les identités sociales ; les catégories de la politique et les mouvements sociaux ; la tradition critique... Les essais qui composent ce volume explicitent et systématisent le projet situé au fondement de ces investigations : celui d’élaborer une théorie radicalement historique et sociale des subjectivités individuelles et des groupes, de la logique de la domination et de la résistance. Mêlant références théoriques et littéraires, cet ouvrage affronte et déploie toutes les implications d’une pensée réellement sociologique et politique. Il renouvelle ainsi la réflexion sur un ensemble de questions qui sont au cœur du débat à l’échelle internationale et se proposant de définir les conditions d’une pensée critique. Didier Eribon est philosophe et sociologue, professeur à l’université d’Amiens. Il est l’auteur de nombreux livres, parmi lesquels Réflexions sur la question gay (Fayard, 1999), Une morale du minoritaire (Fayard, 2001), Retour à Reims (Fayard, 2009) et La Société comme verdict (Fayard, 2013).


Pdf ebook: On the Line

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Summary: Joseph enlists with a temp agency and starts to pick up casual shifts in the fish processing plants and abattoirs of Brittany. A novel in verse that captur

  • Author : Joseph Ponthus
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
  • ISBN: 1800243987
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: Joseph enlists with a temp agency and starts to pick up casual shifts in the fish processing plants and abattoirs of Brittany. A novel in verse that captures the mundane, the beautiful and the strange, in poignant contrast with the blood and sweat of the factory floor.


Pdf ebook: What Forms Can Do

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Summary: This volume responds to important questions about the formal properties of literary texts and the agency of form. A central feature of twentieth- and twent

  • Author : Patrick Crowley,Shirley Jordan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1789624754
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 329
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1121
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Description: This volume responds to important questions about the formal properties of literary texts and the agency of form. A central feature of twentieth- and twenty-first century French and Francophone writing has been the exploration of how cultural forms (literary, philosophical and visual) create distinctive semiotic environments and at the same time engage powerfully with external realities. How does form propose a bridge between the environment of the text and the world beyond? What kinds of formal innovations have authors devised in response to the complexity of that world? How do the formal properties of texts inflect our reading of them, and perhaps also our apprehension of the real? In addressing such questions as they apply to a wide corpus of texts, including the novel, life writing, the essay, travel writing, poetry and textual/visual experiments, the chapters in this volume offer new perspectives on a wide range of creative figures including Proust, Picasso, Breton, Bataille, Ponge, Guillevic, Certeau, Camus, Barthes, Perec, Roubaud, Chauvet, Savitzkaya, Eribon, Ernaux, Laurens and Akerman. Collectively, they renew the engagement with form that has been a key feature of French cultural production and of analysis in French studies.


Pdf ebook: The Bloody Red Hand

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Summary: A bestselling chronicler of the sea turns to a trio of his own ancestors to see what memory and the selective plundering of history has made of the truth i

  • Author : Derek Lundy
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307369900
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Views: 847
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Description: A bestselling chronicler of the sea turns to a trio of his own ancestors to see what memory and the selective plundering of history has made of the truth in Northern Ireland. The name “Lundy” is synonymous with traitor in Ulster. Derek Lundy’s first ancestral subject was the Protestant governor of Derry in 1688, just before it came under siege by the Catholic Irish army of James II. For reasons that remain ambiguous, Robert ordered the gates of the city opened in surrender. Protestant hard-liners staged a coup de ville and drove him away in disgrace, a traitor to the cause. But Robert is more memorable for his peace-seeking moderation than for the treachery the standard history attributes to him. William Steel Dickson’s legacy is a little different: a Presbyterian minister born in the late 18th century, he preached with famous eloquence in favour of using whatever means necessary to resist the tyranny of the English, including joining forces with the Catholics in armed rebellion. Finally, there is “Billy” Lundy, born in 1890, the antithesis of the ecumenical William, and the embodiment of what the Ulster Protestants had become by the beginning of World War I – a tribe united in their hostility to Catholics and to the project of an independent Ireland. The lives of Robert Lundy, William Steel Dickson and Billy Lundy encapsulate many themes in the Ulster past. In telling their stories, Derek Lundy lays bare the harsh and murderous mythologies of Northern Ireland and gives us a revision of its history that seems particularly relevant in today’s world. Excerpt from The Bloody Red Hand: The other thing I remember is the look the young man gave me, after he had taken the cash, put his pistol away and was standing with his hands in his jacket pockets. It wasn’t the expression of someone who was thinking of shooting me too; I never had that feeling. But the way he looked at me was so familiar – wary and calculating. Many people in Belfast had stared in the same way since I’d arrived for a visit. For a long time, I couldn’t understand what it meant. Eventually, I knew. They were trying to decide “what foot I kicked with” – what religion I was. There were supposed ways to tell, subtle indicators. Was I someone they should fear? Or was I one of them? That was what the armed robber was doing, too. He had just shot a man who knew him by his first name. But he was looking at me, the stranger, and trying to figure out whether I was a Prod or a Taig.


Pdf ebook: Taking Sides

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Summary: Is there an option to oppose without automatically participating in the opposed? This volume explores different perspectives on dissent, understanding prac

  • Author : Elke Bippus,Anne Ganzert,Isabell Otto
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839449014
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Views: 674
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Description: Is there an option to oppose without automatically participating in the opposed? This volume explores different perspectives on dissent, understanding practices, cultures, and theories of resistance, dispute, and opposition as inherently participative. It discusses aspects of the body as a political instance, the identity and subjectivity building of individuals and groups, (micro-)practices of dissent, and theories of critique from different disciplinary perspectives. This collection thus touches upon contemporary issues, recent protests and movements, artistic subversion and dissent, online activism as well as historic developments and elemental theories of dissent.


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Summary: The formulation 'egalitarian strangeness' is a direct borrowing from Courts voyages au pays du peuple [Short Voyages to the Land of the People] (1990), a c

  • Author : Edward J. Hughes
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1800345488
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: The formulation 'egalitarian strangeness' is a direct borrowing from Courts voyages au pays du peuple [Short Voyages to the Land of the People] (1990), a collection of essays by the contemporary French thinker Jacques Rancière. Perhaps best known for his theory of radical equality as set out in Le Maître ignorant [The Ignorant Schoolmaster] (1987), Rancière reflects on ways in which a hierarchical social order based on inequality can come to be unsettled. In the democracy of literature, for example, words and sentences, he argues, serve to capture any life and to make that available to any reader. The present book explores embedded forms of social and cultural apportionment' in a range of modern and contemporary French texts (including prose fiction, socially engaged commentary, and autobiography), while also identifying scenes of class disturbance and egalitarian encounter. Part One considers the 'refrain of class' audible in works by Claude Simon, Charles Péguy, Thierry Beinstingel, Marie Ndiaye, and Gabriel Gauny. It also examines how these authors' practices of language connect with that refrain. In Part Two, Hughes analyzes forms of domination and dressage with reference to Simone Weil's mid-1930s factory journal, Paul Nizan's novel of class alienation Antoine Bloyé from the same decade, and Pierre Michon's Vies minuscules [Small Lives] (1984) with its focus on obscure rural lives. The reflection on how these narratives draw into contiguity antagonistic identities is extended in Part Three, where individual chapters on Proust and the contemporary authors François Bon and Didier Eribon demonstrate ways in which enduring forms of cultural distribution are both consolidated and contested.


Pdf ebook: What Forms Can Do

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Summary: This volume responds to important questions about the formal properties of literary texts and the agency of form. A central feature of twentieth- and twent

  • Author : Patrick Crowley,Shirley Jordan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1789624754
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 329
  • Language: English
  • Views: 370
  • Downloads: 370
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Description: This volume responds to important questions about the formal properties of literary texts and the agency of form. A central feature of twentieth- and twenty-first century French and Francophone writing has been the exploration of how cultural forms (literary, philosophical and visual) create distinctive semiotic environments and at the same time engage powerfully with external realities. How does form propose a bridge between the environment of the text and the world beyond? What kinds of formal innovations have authors devised in response to the complexity of that world? How do the formal properties of texts inflect our reading of them, and perhaps also our apprehension of the real? In addressing such questions as they apply to a wide corpus of texts, including the novel, life writing, the essay, travel writing, poetry and textual/visual experiments, the chapters in this volume offer new perspectives on a wide range of creative figures including Proust, Picasso, Breton, Bataille, Ponge, Guillevic, Certeau, Camus, Barthes, Perec, Roubaud, Chauvet, Savitzkaya, Eribon, Ernaux, Laurens and Akerman. Collectively, they renew the engagement with form that has been a key feature of French cultural production and of analysis in French studies.


Pdf ebook: And Their Children After Them

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Summary: Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (UK) and the Los Angeles Public Library Winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt, this poignant coming-of-age tale captu

  • Author : Nicolas Mathieu
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
  • ISBN: 1892746530
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1919
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Description: Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (UK) and the Los Angeles Public Library Winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt, this poignant coming-of-age tale captures the distinct feeling of summer in a region left behind by global progress. August 1992. One afternoon during a heatwave in a desolate valley somewhere in eastern France, with its dormant blast furnaces and its lake, fourteen-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to explore the famous nude beach across the water. The trip ultimately takes Anthony to his first love and a summer that will determine everything that happens afterward. Nicolas Mathieu conjures up a valley, an era, and the political journey of a young generation that has to forge its own path in a dying world. Four summers and four defining moments, from “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to the 1998 World Cup, encapsulate the hectic lives of the inhabitants of a France far removed from the centers of globalization, torn between decency and rage.


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Summary: A daring, firsthand, and utterly-unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy's ranch to Donald Trump's unstoppable camp

  • Author : Charlie LeDuff
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525522034
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1965
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Description: A daring, firsthand, and utterly-unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy's ranch to Donald Trump's unstoppable campaign for President--at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff was there In the Fall of 2013, long before any sane person had seriously considered the possibility of a Trump presidency, Charlie LeDuff sat in the office of then-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, and made a simple but prophetic claim: The whole country is bankrupt and on high boil. It’s a shitshow out there. No one in the bubbles of Washington, DC., New York, or Los Angles was talking about it--least of all the media. LeDuff wanted to go to the heart of the country to report what was really going on. Ailes baulked. Could the hard-living and straight-shooting LeDuff be controlled? But, then, perhaps on a whim, he agreed. And so LeDuff set out to record a TV series called, "The Americans," and, along the way, ended up bearing witness to the ever-quickening unraveling of The American Dream. For three years, LeDuff travelled the width and breadth of the country with his team of production irregulars, ending up on the Mexican border crossing the Rio Grande on a yellow rubber kayak alongside undocumented immigrants; in the middle of Ferguson as the city burned; and watching the children of Flint get sick from undrinkable water. Racial, political, social, and economic tensions were escalating by the day. The inexorable effects of technological change and globalization were being felt more and more acutely, at the same time as wages stagnated and the price of housing, education, and healthcare went through the roof. The American people felt defeated and abandoned by their politicians, and those politicians seemed incapable of rising to the occasion. The old way of life was slipping away, replaced only by social media, part-time work, and opioid addiction. Sh*tshow! is that true, tragic, and distinctively American story, told from the parts of the country hurting the most. A soul-baring, irreverent, and iconoclastic writer, LeDuff speaks the language of everyday Americans, and is unafraid of getting his hands dirty. He scrambles the tired-old political, social, and racial categories, taking no sides--or prisoners. Old-school, gonzo-style reporting, this is both a necessary confrontation with the darkest parts of the American psyche and a desperately-needed reminder of the country's best instincts.


Pdf ebook: One Dimensional Woman

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Summary: This short book is partly an attack on the apparent abdication of any systematic political thought on the part of today's positive, up-beat feminists. It s

  • Author : Nina Power
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 178099737X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
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Description: This short book is partly an attack on the apparent abdication of any systematic political thought on the part of today's positive, up-beat feminists. It suggests alternative ways of thinking about transformations in work, sexuality and culture that, while seemingly far-fetched in the current ideological climate, may provide more serious material for future feminism.


Pdf ebook: Miseducation

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Summary: In this book Diane Reay, herself working class turned Cambridge professor, brings Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden’s pioneering Education and the Working

  • Author : Reay, Diane
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447330668
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Views: 882
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Description: In this book Diane Reay, herself working class turned Cambridge professor, brings Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden’s pioneering Education and the Working Class from 1962 up to date for the 21st century. Drawing on over 500 interviews, the book, part of the 21st Century Standpoints series published in association with the British Sociological Association, includes rich, vivid stories from working class children and young people. It looks at class identity, the inadequate sticking plaster of social mobility, and the effects of wider economic and social class relationships on working class educational experiences. The book addresses the urgent question of why the working classes are still faring so much worse than the upper and middle classes in education. It reveals how we have ended up with an educational system that still educates the different social classes in fundamentally different ways, and vitally – what we can do to achieve a fairer system.


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Summary: “A rare triumph” (The New York Times Book Review), this powerful memoir about the divergent paths taken by two brothers is a classic work from one of t

  • Author : John Edgar Wideman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1982148764
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 826
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Description: “A rare triumph” (The New York Times Book Review), this powerful memoir about the divergent paths taken by two brothers is a classic work from one of the greatest figures in American literature: a reflection on John Edgar Wideman’s family and his brother’s incarceration—a classic that is as relevant now as when originally published in 1984. A “brave and brilliant” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) portrait of lives arriving at different destinies, the classic John Edgar Wideman memoir, Brothers and Keepers, is a haunting portrait of two brothers—one an award-winning writer, the other a fugitive wanted for a robbery that resulted in a murder. Wideman recalls the capture of his younger brother, Robby, details the subsequent trials that resulted in a sentence of life in prison, and provides vivid views of the American prison system. A gripping, unsettling account, Brothers and Keepers weighs the bonds of blood, affection, and guilt that connect Wideman and his brother and measures the distance that lies between them. “If you care at all about brotherhood and dignity…this is a must-read book” (The Denver Post). With a new afterword by his brother Robert Wideman, recently released after more than fifty years in prison.


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Summary: WINNER OF THE AUGUST PRIZE, SWEDEN’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS LITERARY HONOR One of Sweden’s most celebrated young writers and activists spins an exhilarating,

  • Author : Jonas Hassen Khemiri
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501138049
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1113
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Description: WINNER OF THE AUGUST PRIZE, SWEDEN’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS LITERARY HONOR One of Sweden’s most celebrated young writers and activists spins an exhilarating, innovative, and gripping murder mystery reminiscent of the hit podcast Serial. A young man named Samuel dies in a horrible car crash. Was it an accident or was it suicide? To answer that question, an unnamed writer with an agenda of his own sets out to map Samuel’s last day alive. Through conversations with friends, relatives, and neighbors, a portrait of Samuel emerges: the loving grandchild, the reluctant bureaucrat, the loyal friend, the contrived poseur. The young man who did everything for his girlfriend Laide and shared everything with his best friend Vandad. Until he lost touch with them both. By piecing together an exhilarating narrative puzzle, we follow Samuel from the first day he encounters the towering Vandad to when they become roommates. We meet Panther, Samuel’s self-involved childhood friend whose move to Berlin indirectly cues the beginning of Samuel’s search for the meaning of love—which in turn leads Samuel to Laide. Soon, Samuel’s relationship with Laide leads to a chasm in his friendship with Vandad, and it isn’t long before the lines between loyalty and betrayal, protection, and peril get blurred irrevocably. Everything I Don’t Remember is a gripping tale about love and memory. But it is also a story about a writer who, by filling out the contours of Samuel’s story, is actually trying to grasp a truth about himself. In the end, what remains of all our fleeting memories? And what is hidden behind everything we don’t remember? Told with Khemiri’s characteristic stylistic ingenuity, this is an emotional roller coaster ride of a book that challenges us to see ourselves—and our relationships to the closest people in our lives—in new and sometimes shocking ways.


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Summary: The 1970s are of particular relevance for understanding the socio-economic changes still shaping Western societies today.The collapse of traditional manufa

  • Author : Sebastian Voigt
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1487537050
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: The 1970s are of particular relevance for understanding the socio-economic changes still shaping Western societies today.The collapse of traditional manufacturing industries like coal and steel, shipbuilding, and printing, as well as the rise of the service sector, contributed to a notable sense of decline and radical transformation. Building on the seminal work of Lutz Raphael and Anselm Doering-Manteuffel, Nach dem Boom, which identified a "social transformation of revolutionary quality" that ushered in "digital financial capitalism," this volume features a series of essays that reconsider the idea of a structural break in the 1970s. Contributors draw on case studies from France, the Netherlands, the UK, the US, and Germany to examine the validity of the "after the boom" hypothesis. Since the Boom attempts to bridge the gap between the English and highly productive German debates on the 1970s.