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The French philosopher Jacques Rancière has influenced disciplines from history and philosophy to political theory, literature, art history, and film studies. His research into nineteenth-century workers’ archives, reflections on political equality, critique of the traditional division between intellectual and manual labor, and analysis of the place of literature, film, and art in modern society have all constituted major contributions to contemporary thought. In this collection, leading scholars in the fields of philosophy, literary theory, and cultural criticism engage Rancière’s work, illuminating its originality, breadth, and rigor, as well as its place in current debates. They also explore the relationships between Rancière and the various authors and artists he has analyzed, ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Flaubert, Rossellini, Auerbach, Bourdieu, and Deleuze.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Jacques Rancière: Thinker of Dissensus
  2. Gabriel Rockhill and Philip Watts
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. Part One: History
  1. 1. Historicizing Untimeliness
  2. Kristin Ross
  3. pp. 15-29
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  1. 2. The Lessons of Jacques Rancière: Knowledge and Power after the Storm
  2. Alain Badiou
  3. pp. 30-54
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  1. 3. Sophisticated Continuities and Historical Discontinuities, Or, Why Not Protagoras?
  2. Eric Méchoulan
  3. pp. 55-66
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  1. 4. The Classics and Critical Theory in Postmodern France: The Case of Jacques Rancière
  2. Giuseppina Mecchia
  3. pp. 67-82
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  1. 5. Rancière and Metaphysics
  2. Jean-Luc Nancy
  3. pp. 83-92
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  1. Part Two: Politics
  1. 6. What is Political Philosophy? Contextual Notes
  2. Ètienne Balibar
  3. pp. 95-104
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  1. 7. Rancière in South Carolina
  2. Todd May
  3. pp. 105-119
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  1. 8. Political Agency and the Ambivalence of the Sensible
  2. Yves Citton
  3. pp. 120-139
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  1. 9. Staging Equality: Rancière’s Theatrocracy and the Limits of Anarchic Equality
  2. Peter Hallward
  3. pp. 140-157
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  1. 10. Rancière’s Leftism, Or, Politics and Its Discontents
  2. Bruno Bosteels
  3. pp. 158-175
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  1. 11. Jacques Rancière’s Ethical Turn and the Thinking of Discontents
  2. Solange Guénoun
  3. pp. 176-192
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  1. Part Three: Aesthetics
  1. 12. The Politics of Aesthetics: Political History and the Hermeneutics of Art
  2. Gabriel Rockhill
  3. pp. 195-215
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  1. 13. Cinema and Its Discontents
  2. Tom Conley
  3. pp. 216-228
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  1. 14. Politicizing Art in Rancière and Deleuze: The Case of Postcolonial Literature
  2. Raji Vallury
  3. pp. 229-248
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  1. 15. Impossible Speech Acts: Jacques Rancière’s Erich Auerbach
  2. Andrew Parker
  3. pp. 249-257
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  1. 16. Style indirect libre
  2. James Swenson
  3. pp. 258-272
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  1. Afterword: The Method of Equality: An Answer to Some Questions
  2. Jacques Rancière
  3. pp. 273-288
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 289-326
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  1. Bibliographies
  2. pp. 327-340
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 341-354
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  1. Contributors and Translators
  2. pp. 355-360
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822390930
Related ISBN
9780822344933
MARC Record
OCLC
1132226109
Pages
368
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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