This book forms the first critical study of Jacques Ranciere's impact and contribution to contemporary theoretical and interdisciplinary studies. It showcases the work of leading scholars in fields such as political theory, history and aesthetic theory; each of whom are uniquely situated to engage with the novelty of Ranciere's thinking within their respective fields. Each of the essays provides an investigation into the critical stance Ranciere takes towards his contemporaries, concentrating on the versatile application of his thought to diverse fields of study (including, political and education theory, cinema studies, literary and aesthetic theory, and historical studies). The aim of this collection is to use the critical interventions Ranciere'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. The edition includes a new essay by Jacques Ranciere, which charts the different problems and motivations that have shaped his work.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
Thisfinely tuned collection of writings from some of the most astute readers ofJacques Ranciere throughout the world not only engages the analytics of hiswork, but put his insights to work.Ranciere's own contribution - as a reader of his readers - is nothing less thanincisive. In short, Deranty and Ross have edited a stellar set of essays thatwill become a primary source for anyone interested in the singularly unique, multidisciplinary aspects of Ranciere's critical ideas.--,
This collection of essays is a testament to the breadth and depth of the influence of Ranciere's project to date. Staged as a series of specific interventions into the various fields that he has engaged with ranging from film theory and aesthetics to history, pedagogy, politics, work and emancipation it provides the reader with a kaleidoscope of perspectives that appropriately mirrors Ranciere's forceful impact on the contemporary scene. The final essay is a fitting capstone to this important collection since Ranciere himself provides a sustained reflection on his own asystematic work as an idiosyncratic analysis of the work of dissensus that is at one and the same time a performative manifestation thereof.--Sanford Lakoff
This finely tuned collection of writings from some of the most astute readers of Jacques Ranciere throughout the world not only engages the analytics of his work, but put his insights to work. Ranciere's own contribution - as a reader of his readers - is nothing less than incisive. In short, Deranty and Ross have edited a stellar set of essays that will become a primary source for anyone interested in the singularly unique, multidisciplinary aspects of Ranciere's critical ideas.--Sanford Lakoff