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"In his contribution to this excellent edited volume, Alain Badiou situates the development of Jacques Rancie're's thought in the intellectual milieu of 1960s France. The defining issue that had emerged in this context concerned the relation between intellectual authority and social action, that is, the problem of transmission of revolutionary experience. Badiou outlines how Rancie're has engaged in a 'struggle on two fronts' in developing a response to this problem... This book draws together 16 critical responses to Rancie' re's work, which emerged from conferences held at the University of Pittsburgh and the Centre Culturel International de Cerisy la Salle in 2005. The book is organized around Ranciere's contribution to history, politics and aesthetics." - Andrew Schaap, Contemporary Political Theory "It contextualises Ranciere's work in a way that one cannot achieve through reading him directly, offering a companion to his core writings. In addition nearly all of the pieces infuse Ranciere's work with a sense of urgency and timelessness that can often be lost in volumes focused on a single thinker... Impressive and much-needed discussion of Ranciere's thought and should prove invaluable to those with an interest in his work." Roger Glover, Political Studies Review, January 2012 "What makes this volume the book that everyone interested in Jacques Ranciere has to have is its incomparable roster of contributors. Ranciere himself sets a standard of intellectual seriousness, and the contributors honour him by wrestling strenuously with his thought. They illuminate the trajectory of that thought and the connections between the historian of class and the philosopher of equality, the thinker of politics and the thinker of aesthetics. You can see why Ranciere is one of the few French thinkers creating an ever greater excitement in North America." Bruce Robbins, author of Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State "This timely collection of essays should finally jump-start the English-speaking conversation about the work of Jacques Ranciere, one of the most innovative political philosophers now writing. His method of equality, his contrast of a stable 'police' order with 'the political' as an interruption of that order by those invisible within it, and his idea that both politics and art involve modes of distributing/partitioning the sensible together form a unique constellation of radical political thinking."--J. M. Bernstein, New School for Social ResearchReseña del editor:
The French philosopher Jacques Ranciere has influenced disciplines from history and philosophy to literature, art history, and film studies. His research into nineteenth-century workers' archives, his reflections on political equality, his critique of the traditional division between intellectual and manual labour, and his analysis of the place of literature, film, and art in modern society have all constituted major contributions to contemporary thought. In this collection, leading scholars in the fields of philosophy, literary theory, and cultural criticism engage with Ranciere's work, illuminating the originality, breadth, and rigor of his thought, as well as its relevance to current debates. They also clarify and explore the relationships between Ranciere and the various authors and artists he has analyzed, ranging from Plato and Aristotle to nineteenth-century literature, contemporary film, and the work of theorists such as Erich Auerbach, Pierre Bourdieu, and Gilles Deleuze. The contributors to this collection do not simply elucidate Ranciere's project; they also critically respond to it from their own perspectives. They consider the theorist's engagement with the writing of history, with institutional and narrative constructions of time, and with the ways that individuals and communities can disrupt what he has called the 'distribution of the sensible'. They examine his conception of politics as that which happens when the hierarchies, the divisions, and the partitions of the social order are disrupted. The contributors take up topics such as the relationship between art and politics in Ranciere's thought and his distinctive contribution to film studies as they explore the novel and powerful account of aesthetics that he has developed since the late 1990s. In the collection's final essay, Ranciere addresses some of the questions of method and style raised by the other contributors. The contributors include: Alain Badiou; Etienne Balibar; Bruno Bosteels; Yves Citton; Tom Conley; Solange Guenoun; Peter Hallward; Todd May; Eric Mechoulan; Giuseppina Mecchia; Jean-Luc Nancy; Andrew Parker; Jacques Ranciere; Gabriel Rockhill; Kristin Ross; James Swenson; Rajeshwari Vallury; and, Philip Watts.
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Buchbeschreibung Combined Academic Publishers Aug 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 227x153x22 mm. Neuware - Collection that examines the work of cultural and political theorist Jacques Ranciere. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780822345060