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    DescriptionThis is a brand new collection of Jacques Ranciere's writings on art and politics. "Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics" brings together some of Jacques Ranciere's most recent writings on art and politics to show the critical potential of two of his most important concepts: the aesthetics of politics and the politics of aesthetics. In this fascinating collection, Ranciere engages in a radical critique of some of his major contemporaries on questions of art and politics: Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou and Jacques Derrida. The essays show how Ranciere's ideas can be used to analyse contemporary trends in both art and politics, including the events surrounding 9/11, war in the contemporary consensual age, and the ethical turn of aesthetics and politics. Ranciere elaborates new directions for the concepts of politics and communism, as well as the notion of what a 'politics of art' might be. This important collection includes several essays that have never previously been published in English, as well as a brand new afterword. Together these essays serve as a superb introduction to the work of one of the world's most influential contemporary thinkers.

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    On Politics and Aesthetics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacques Ranciere, Translated by Steven Corcoran
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847064455
    ISBN 10: 1847064450

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    LC classification: JA71 .R36 2010
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    Edition statement
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    17 March 2010
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    Author Information
    Jacques Ranciere taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Steven Corcoran is the editor and translator of Alain Badiou's Polemics (Verso, 2006) and Jacques Ranciere's Hatred of Democracy (Verso, 2007). He is currently completing his doctoral studies in Continental Philosophy at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
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    An accessible introduction to Ranciere's thought and an essential collection of his essays. --Sanford Lakoff
    Table of contents
    Editor's Introduction; Part I: The Aesthetics of Politics; 1. Ten Theses on Politics; 2. Does Democracy Mean Something?; 3. Who is the Subject of the Rights of Man?; 4. From the Actuality of Communism to its Inactuality; 5. The People or the Multitudes: Interview with Eric Alliez; 6. Biopolitics or Politics?: Interview with Eric Alliez; 7. 9/11 and Afterwards: A Rupture in the Symbolic Order; 8. Of War as the Supreme Form of Advanced Plutocratic Consensus; Part II: The Politics of Aesthetics; 9. The Aesthetic Revolution and its Outcomes: Emplotments of Autonomy and Heteronomy; 10. The Politics of Art; 11. The Politics of Literature; 12. The Secrets of the Monument (Deleuze and Art's 'Resistance'); 13. The Emancipated Spectator; 14. The Ethical Turn of Aesthetics and Politics; Part III: Response to Critics; 15. The Usage of Distinctions; Author's Afterword; Index.