The Method of Equality
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The Method of Equality : Interviews with Laurent Jeanpierre and Dork Zabunyan

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The development of Ranciere s philosophical work, from his formative years through the political and methodological break with Louis Althusser and the lessons of May 68, is documented here, as are the confrontations with other thinkers, the controversies and occasional misunderstandings. So too are the unity of his work and the distinctive style of his thinking, despite the frequent disconnect between politics and aesthetics and the subterranean movement between categories and works. Lastly one sees his view of our age, and of our age s many different and competing realities. What we gain in the end is a rich and multi-layered portrait of a life and a body of thought dedicated to the exercise of philosophy and to the emergence of possible new worlds.
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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 154 x 227 x 17mm | 334g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745680631
  • 9780745680637
  • 516,616

Table of contents

FOREWORD


PART ONE: GENESES


CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH


EDUCATION


READING CAPITAL


ATTITUDE TO COMMUNIST ENGAGEMENT


MAY 68, VINCENNES AND THE GAUCHE PROLETARIENNE


TURNING POINTS


IN THE NIGHTS OF LABOUR


BIRTH OF A METHOD: WAYS OF READING AND WRITING


MICHEL FOUCAULT


LES REVOLTES LOGIQUES AND THE FALLOUT FROM MAY 68


CINEMA, LEFT-WING FICTION AND POPULAR MEMORY


PART TWO: LINES


HERITAGE AND SINGULARITY


ANTI-SYSTEMATIC SYSTEMATICITY


PRIVILEGING SPACE, RETHINKING TIME


EXCESS OR EVENT


THE DEFINITION OF A SCENE


SUBJECTIFICATION IN WORDS


FACULTIES OR POSSIBILITIES


AESTHETIC REVOLUTION, DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION?


PHILOSOPHICAL WRITING AND ORDINARY DISCOURSES


PHILOSOPHY IN EFFECTS


THE REST IS UP TO YOU


THE LAUGHTER IN A THOUGHT


PART THREE: THRESHHOLDS


DEMYSTIFICATION OR DECONSTRUCTION


CONSENSUS AND STUPIDITY


WARDING OFF MASTERY


LOCATING THE UNCONSCIOUS


PROLETARIANS THEN AND NOW


EQUALITY/INEQUALITIES


THE ORDERING OF THE COMMON


DISIDENTIFICATION AND SUBJECTIFICATION


POLITICS AND INSTITUTIONS


THE PLACE OF THE SOCIAL


NEWNESS AND HISTORICITY


THE DISPERSAL OF IMAGES; ANOTHER ART REGIME?


POPULAR CULTURES


PART FOUR: PRESENT TENSES


MAPPING POSSIBILITIES


FIGURES OF THE PRESENT, MODALITIES OF THE POLICE


RUPTURES, REVOLUTIONS, REVOLTS


A NEW INTERNATIONALISM?


MIGRANT BODIES, SUFFERING BODIES


HUMANS, NON-HUMANS: ON POLITICAL ECOLOGY


A WORLD THAT HAS LOST ALL SENSE OF REALITY: HOW DO WE INFORM OURSELVES?


THE HUMAN INTEREST STORY, ORDINARY LIVES, INVESTIGATION


PRECARIOUS AND POPULAR ARTS OF LIVING


THE DIVISON OF THE SENSIBLE AND CONTEMPORARY ART


THE FUTURE OF SOCIALISM


POLITICAL ECONOMICS


INTERVIEWS AND DIALOGUE


INDEX
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Words matter to Ranci re. In these interviews, against the background of informed and beautifully crafted questions, Ranci re works through and articulates, forms and re-forms, the words that contour his thought and provide it with its depth and power: equality, speech, subjectivization, stupidity, contradiction, possibility, event, scene, police, aesthetic regime, and on and on. The Method of Equality is, in reality, a Ranci re lexicon in which each of his key words is returned to the political debates and living reality from which it arose. Essential reading for aficionados and newcomers to Ranci re's political philosophy.'
J.M. Bernstein, New School for Social Research

"Ranci re's thought, as explored in this book, provides the field of community development not only with insightful, fundamental challenges, but also with really useful ideas for moving forward; and, crucially, with hope."
Anne Harley, Adult Education

"Ranci re's thought, as explored in this book, provides the field of community development not only with insightful, fundamental challenges, but also with really useful ideas for moving forward; and, crucially, with hope."
Community Development Journal
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About Jacques Ranciere

Jacques Ranciere is a leading French philosopher and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Paris-St. Denis. His many books include The Politics of Literature, Aesthetics and Its Discontents and The Future of the Image.
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