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    DescriptionIn this title, the foremost philosopher of art argues for a new politics of seeing. The role of the viewer in art and film theory revolves around a theatrical concept of the spectacle. The masses subjected to the society of spectacle have traditionally been seen as aesthetically and politically passive - in response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent and the spectacle into a performance. In this follow-up to the acclaimed "The Future of the Image", Ranciere takes a radically different approach to this attempted emancipation. Beginning by asking exactly what we mean by political art or the politics of art, he goes on to look at what the tradition of critical art, and the desire to insert art into life, has achieved. Has the militant critique of the consumption of images and commodities become, instead, a melancholic affirmation of their omnipotence?


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    Title
    The Emancipated Spectator
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacques Ranciere
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844673438
    ISBN 10: 184467343X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    B&T General Subject: 340
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    DC22: 701.17
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000, PHI001000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    BIC subject category V2: HPN
    B&T Approval Code: A10800000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 700.1
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NX220 .R3613 2009
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    02 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jacques Ranciere is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. His books include The Future of the Image, Hatred of Democracy and On the Shores of Politics (all from Verso), The Politics of Aesthetics, Short Voyages to the Land of the People and The Nights of Labor.
    Review quote
    "His art lies in the rigor of his argument - its careful, precise unfolding - and at the same time not treating his reader, whether university professor or unemployed actress, as an imbecile." Kristin Ross "It's clear that Jacques Ranciere is relighting the flame that was extinguished for many - that is why he serves as such a signal reference today." Thomas Hirschhorn In the face of impossible attempts to proceed with progressive ideas within the terms of postmodernist discourse, Ranciere shows a way out of the malaise." Liam Gillick"