Jacques Ranciere and the Contemporary Scene: The Philosophy of Radical Equality

Jacques Ranciere and the Contemporary Scene: The Philosophy of Radical Equality

by Jean-Philippe Deranty
     
 

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This book forms the first critical study of Jacques Rancière's impact and contribution to contemporary theoretical and interdisciplinary studies. It showcases the work of leading scholars in fields such as political theory, history, cinema studies and literary theory; each of whom are uniquely situated to engage with the novelty of Rancière's thinking

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This book forms the first critical study of Jacques Rancière's impact and contribution to contemporary theoretical and interdisciplinary studies. It showcases the work of leading scholars in fields such as political theory, history, cinema studies and literary theory; each of whom are uniquely situated to engage with the novelty of Rancière's thinking within their respective fields.

Each of the twelve essays provides an investigation into the critical stance Rancière takes towards his contemporaries, concentrating on the versatile application of his thought to diverse fields of study (including, cinema studies, literary studies and the 'history as fiction' and 'history from below' movements). The aim of this collection is to use the critical interventions Rancière's writing makes on current topics and themes as a way of offering new critical perspectives on his thought. Wielding their individual expertise, each contributor assesses his perspectives and positions on thinkers and topics of contemporary importance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441114099
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/19/2012
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Jean-Philippe Deranty is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. In addition to his monograph on Axel Honneth (Brill, 2009) he is the editor of the forthcoming volume Jacques Rancière: Key Concepts (Acumen, July 2010).

Alison Ross is Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and Director of the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. She is the author of The Aesthetic Paths of Philosophy (Stanford UP, 2007) and the editor of The Agamben Effect (South Atlantic Quarterly, 2008). To date she has published two essays on the aesthetic themes of Rancière's work (in Sub-Stance and Theory@ buffalo).

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