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The fictional home in which inequalities are erased and class struggle averted, in which the circle of “friends” includes millions and mills, blacks and whites, in which homosociality enables cross-class sociability, is designed to answer the demands of social justice and the fears of social conflic...

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Published in: The Syntax of Class p. 128
Main Author: Amy Schrager Lang
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Princeton University Press 01-10-2009
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Summary: The fictional home in which inequalities are erased and class struggle averted, in which the circle of “friends” includes millions and mills, blacks and whites, in which homosociality enables cross-class sociability, is designed to answer the demands of social justice and the fears of social conflict alike. A projection in literary space of the woman whose ideal middle-classness is signified by her claim to a self outside of class, this home of the better sort, as I have suggested, lies outside of history, but also, of course, in it. For the syntax that links the many forms of home and
ISBN: 0691113890
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