This book argues that Ranciere s work sets a new standard in contestatory critique and concludes by reflecting on the philosophical and policy implications of his singular project.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 358.34g
- 19 Oct 2010
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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This book traces the emergence of Rancière's thought over the last forty-five years and situates it in the diverse intellectual contexts in which it intervenes. This approach reveals that a grasp of his early archival and historiographical work is vital for a full understanding both of his later politics and his ongoing investigation of art and aesthetics.
Along the way, this book explains and analyses key terms in Rancière's very distinctive philosophical lexicon, including the 'police' order, 'disagreement', 'political subjectivation', 'literarity', the 'part which has no part', the 'regimes of art' and 'the distribution of the sensory'.
This book argues that Rancière's work sets a new standard in contestatory critique and concludes by reflecting on the philosophical and policy implications of his singular project.
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"A solid introduction to Ranciere's thought that should help facilitate the reception of his work in the English-speaking world."
"Well written and accessible ... the chapters are clear and capture the full extent of Rancière's thinking, yet they remain remarkably critical."
"Davis has thought through how best to introduce Rancière's philosophy and he does it convincingly and compellingly. His book will deservedly become the standard introduction and companion to Rancière for first time readers at every level."
Jay Bernstein, New School for Social Research
"Oliver Davis's Jacques Rancière is an overview of force and beauty. Working through the whole of Rancière's reflections on philosophy, politics, historiography and aesthetics, Davis offers a clear and coherent account of work that has changed the way we think about the emergence, the condition and the future of democracy."
Tom Conley, Harvard University
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