The Political Thought of Jacques Rancière: Creating Equality

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"Examines the political perspective of French thinker and historian Jacques Ranciáere. Ranciáere argues that a democratic politics is one that emerges out of people's acting under the presupposition of their own equality with those better situated in the social hierarchy. Todd May examines and extends this presupposition"--Provided by publisher.
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Overview

"Examines the political perspective of French thinker and historian Jacques Ranciáere. Ranciáere argues that a democratic politics is one that emerges out of people's acting under the presupposition of their own equality with those better situated in the social hierarchy. Todd May examines and extends this presupposition"--Provided by publisher.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780271034508
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd May is Professor of Philosophy at Clemson University. He is the author of five previous books published by Penn State Press: Between Genealogy and Epistemology: Psychology, Politics, and Knowledge in the Thought of Michel Foucault (1993); The Political Philosophy of Post-Structuralist Anarchism (1994); The Moral Theory of Poststructuralism (1995); Reconsidering Difference: Nancy, Derrida, Levinas, Deleuze (1997); and Our Practices, Our Selves: Or, What It Means To Be Human (2001).

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Table of Contents

1 Passive Equality 1

2 Active Equality: Democratic Politics 38

3 The Historical Roots of Democratic Politics: Anarchism 78

4 The Normative Framework of Democratic Politics 102

5 Active Equality in Contemporary Politics 142

Bibliography 189

Index 195

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