The Political Thought of Jacques Ranciere: Creating Equality

The Political Thought of Jacques Ranciere: Creating Equality

by Todd May
     
 

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This is the first single-authored book in any language devoted entirely to the thought of Jacques Rancière. It focuses on his central political idea that a democratic politics emerges from the presupposition of equality. Todd May examines and extends this presupposition, offering a framework for understanding it, placing it in the current political context,

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This is the first single-authored book in any language devoted entirely to the thought of Jacques Rancière. It focuses on his central political idea that a democratic politics emerges from the presupposition of equality. Todd May examines and extends this presupposition, offering a framework for understanding it, placing it in the current political context, and showing how it challenges traditional political philosophy and opens up neglected political paths.May aims to show that Rancière's view offers both hope and perspective for those who seek to think about and engage in progressive political action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748635320
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
06/24/2008
Pages:
208

Meet the Author

Todd May is Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of the Humanities at the Clemson University

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