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    DescriptionIt is frequently said that we are living through the end of politics, the end of social upheavals, the end of utopian folly. Consensual realism is the order of the day. But political realists, remarks Jacques Ranciere, are always several steps behind reality, and the only thing which may come to an end with their dominance is democracy. 'We could', he suggests, 'merely smile at the duplicity of the conclusion/suppression of politics which is simultaneously a suppression/conclusion of philosophy.' This is precisely the task which Ranciere undertakes in these subtle and perceptive essays. He argues persuasively that since Plato and Aristotle politics has always constructed itself as the art of ending politics, that realism is itself utopian, and that what has succeeded the polemical forms of class struggle is not the wisdom of a new millennium but the return of old fears, criminality and chaos. Whether he is discussing the confrontation between Mitterrand and Chirac, French working-class discourse after the 1830 revolution, or the ideology of recent student mobilizations, his aim is to restore philosophy to politics and give politics back its original and necessary meaning: the organization of dissent.


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    Title
    On the Shores of Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacques Ranciere
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 107
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844675777
    ISBN 10: 1844675777
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    LC classification: JA
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Approval Code: A10170000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15220
    DC22: 321.8, 172
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    17 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jacques Raciere is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris-VIII. His books include The Politics of Aesthetics, Short Voyages to the Land of the People and The Nights of Labor. His Hatred of Democracy is forthcoming from Verso.
    Review quote
    "Ranciere's writings offer one of the few consistent conceptualizations of how we are to continue to resist." - Slavoj Zizek"