Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Literature and Languages Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Introduction
Authors: Marshall, Bill
Contact Email:
Keywords: Pierre Bourdieu
Antonio Gramsci
Raymond Williams
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Marshall B (2012) Introduction, French Cultural Studies, 23 (2), pp. 99-103.
Abstract: First paragraph: The publication of Retour à Reims in 2009 gained new readerships for, and to an extent renewed scholarly attention on, a thinker whose intellectual engagement is characterised by both a relevance and even an urgency with regard to contemporary cultural and political debates, and by a range of issues - pertaining to class and sexuality, most notably - that eloquently speak to each other. This was no more evident than in the Retour, which sought in a highly personal journey to trace those processes of subjectivation involved in growing up gay in a rather harsh working-class environment, in navigating - and ascending - the structures of the republican education system, in acquiring cultural capital and (some) social status, and in casting anew an eye on that itinerary with its mix of contradiction, shame and eagerness to understand past and present familial ‘choices' and the parameters within which a class-stratified society permitted them (or not). Among other insights, the text makes crucial reading for anyone wishing to understand the transformations - and continuities - in French working-class identities across the switch from support for the Communist Party to the Front national.
Type: Journal Article
DOI Link:
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.
Affiliation: SLCR: French

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
French Cultural Studies-2012-Marshall-99-103.pdf319.95 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependant on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.