Critical Readings book reading club starts discussing a new book: Return to Reims by Didier Eribon (2009)
In short, Didier Eribon (a sociologist/philosopher, currently living in Paris) tries to explore why people from working class background do not tend to vote for the left parties anymore and stared at some point to sympathize with the right-wing – sometimes extremists, even though these do not stand for their interests and rights. He goes back to Reims where he comes from to explore this phenomenon. He meets after a long time his parents who went in the last decades throw this shift and comperes his nowadays life in Paris with the reality of Reims.
Other topics explored in this book: theory applied on the real life and personal experiences, LGBTQ+, xenophobia, life in the center x periphery.
In this meeting usual attendants of the group will review and present:
* Introduction (5 pages),
* Chapter 1 (10 pages) and,
* Chapter 2 (8 pages)
After this or/and in between, we will discuss the content reviewed.
And the end of the meeting we decide the chapters and presenters for the next meeting.
The book is available in pdf here
**The activities in D-Zona are all held in English, unless specified. If attendants with other language needs arrive, we would try to translate on demand by ourselves, if that is the decision of the people itself attending the activity**