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Rancière, Jacques

Works: 391 works in 1,321 publications in 9 languages and 23,788 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Thesis advisor, Dedicatee, Other, Commentator, Creator
Classifications: LB880.R352, 320.01
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Dissensus on politics and aesthetics by Jacques Rancière( )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dissensus comprises several of Ranciere's recent contributions to problems of art and politics. On issues such as the specificity of aesthetic experience, the politics of art, democracy and human rights, Ranciere provides novel analyses that yield nothing to the prevailing liberal consensus. Along the way, he engages in some unerring critiques of major contemporary thinkers - Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Antonio Negri. Moreover, insightful essays about recent phenomena debunk notions that political insecurity today requires waging war on 'archaic' anti-democratic elements, or that the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks constitute a rupture in the symbolic order."--book jacket
Jacques Rancière education, truth, emancipation by Charles W Bingham( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winner - AERA 2011 Outstanding Book Award. Jacques Rancière: Education, Truth, Emancipation demonstrates the importance of Rancière's work for educational theory, and in turn, it shows just how central Rancière's educational thought is to his work in political theory and aesthetics. Charles Bingham and Gert Biesta illustrate brilliantly how philosophy can benefit from Rancière's particular way of thinking about education, and go on to offer their own provocative account of the relationship between education, truth, and emancipation. Including a new essay by Rancière himself, this book is a mus
Chronicles of consensual times by Jacques Rancière( )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this fascinating collection, Jacques Ranciere, one of the world's most important and influential living philosophers, explores the nature of consensus in contemporary politics
The future of the image by Jacques Rancière( Book )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Future of the Image, Jacques Ranciere develops a new concept of the image in contemporary art and film, showing how art and politics have always been intrinsically intertwined. Covering a range of art movements, filmmakers such as Godard and Bresson, and thinkers such as Foucault, Deleuze, Adorno, Barthes, Lyotard and Greenberg, Ranciere shows that contemporary theorists of the image are suffering from religious tendencies."--BOOK JACKET
The emancipated spectator by Jacques Rancière( Book )
24 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this title, the foremost philosopher of art argues for a new politics of seeing. The role of the viewer in art and film theory revolves around a theatrical concept of the spectacle. The masses subjected to the society of spectacle have traditionally been seen as aesthetically and politically passive - in response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent and the spectacle into a performance. In this follow-up to the acclaimed "The Future of the Image", Ranciere takes a radically different approach to this attempted emancipation. Beginning by asking exactly what we mean by political art or the politics of art, he goes on to look at what the tradition of critical art, and the desire to insert art into life, has achieved. Has the militant critique of the consumption of images and commodities become, instead, a melancholic affirmation of their omnipotence?
The politics of aesthetics : the distribution of the sensible by Jacques Rancière( Book )
36 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics outside of the models established by the Marxist tradition, the Frankfurt School, and the more recent contributions made by the post-structuralists. Reclaiming aesthetics from the narrow confines it is often reduced to, Jacques Ranciere reveals its intrinsic link to politics by analyzing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable and the unthinkable, the possible and the impossible." "Presented as a series of interlinked interviews, The Politics of Aesthetics provides the most comprehensive introduction to Ranciere's work to date. Ranging across the history of art and politics from the Greek polis to the aesthetic revolution of the modern age, it includes incisive analyses of the uses and abuses of the concept of modernity, the relationship between art and mechanical reproduction, the logic of facts and fiction in history, the positive contradiction at work in modern literature, and the notion of politicized art."--BOOK JACKET
Hatred of democracy by Jacques Rancière( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text explains how democracy - government by all - is the principle that de-legitimates any form of power based on the superiority of those who govern. It re-examines the subversive power of the democratic idea - and the opposition to it by Western rulers
The ignorant schoolmaster : five lessons in intellectual emancipation by Jacques Rancière( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosopher and his poor by Jacques Rancière( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What has philosophy to do with the poor? If, as has often been supposed, the poor have no time for philosophy, then why have philosophers always made time for them? Why is the history of philosophyfrom Plato to Karl Marx to Jean-Paul Sartre to Pierre Bourdieuthe history of so many figures of the poor: plebes, men of iron, the demos, artisans, common people, proletarians, the masses? Why have philosophers made the shoemaker, in particular, a remarkably ubiquitous presence in this history? Does philosophy itself depend on this thinking about the poor? If so, can it ever refrain from thinkingforthem?Jacques RancièresThe Philosopher and His Poormeditates on these questions in close readings of major texts of Western thought in which the poor have played a leading rolesometimes as the objects of philosophical analysis, sometimes as illustrations of philosophical argument. Published in France in 1983 and made available here for the first time in English, this consummate study assesses the consequences for Marx, Sartre, and Bourdieu of Platos admonition that workers should do nothing else than their own work. It offers innovative readings of these thinkers struggles to elaborate a philosophy of the poor. Presenting a left critique of Bourdieu, the terms of which are largely unknown to an English-language readership,The Philosopher and His Poorremains remarkably timely twenty years after its initial publication
On the shores of politics by Jacques Rancière( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is frequently said that we are living through the end of politics, the end of social upheavals, the end of utopian folly. Consensual realism is the order of the day. But political realists, remarks Jacques Ranciere, are always several steps behind reality, and the only thing which may come to an end with their dominance is democracy. 'We could', he suggests, 'merely smile at the duplicity of the conclusion/suppression of politics which is simultaneously a suppression/conclusion of philosophy.' This is precisely the task which Ranciere undertakes in these subtle and perceptive essays. He argues persuasively that since Plato and Aristotle politics has always constructed itself as the art of ending politics, that realism is itself utopian, and that what has succeeded the polemical forms of class struggle is not the wisdom of a new millennium but the return of old fears, criminality and chaos. Whether he is discussing the confrontation between Mitterrand and Chirac, French working-class discourse after the 1830 revolution, or the ideology of recent student mobilizations, his aim is to restore philosophy to politics and give politics back its original and necessary meaning: the organization of dissent. --Product Description
Film fables / Jacques Rancière ; translated by Emiliano Battista by Jacques Rancière( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Film Fables traces the history of modern cinema. Encyclopedic in scope, Film Fables is that rare work that manages to combine extraordinary breadth and analysis with a lyricism that attests time and again to a love of cinema. Jacques Ranciere moves effortlessly from Eisenstein's and Murnau's transition from theater to film to Fritz Lang's confrontation with television; from the classical poetics of Mann's Westerns to Ray's romantic poetics of the image; from Rossellini's neo-realism to Deleuze's philosophy of the cinema and Marker's documentaries. Film Fables shows us how, between its images and its stories, the cinema tells the truth."--BOOK JACKET
Disagreement : politics and philosophy by Jacques Rancière( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nights of labor : the workers' dream in nineteenth-century France by Jacques Rancière( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aesthetics and its discontents by Jacques Rancière( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Only yesterday aesthetics stood accused of concealing cultural games of social distinction. Now it is considered a parasitic discourse from which artistic practices must be freed. But aesthetics is not a discourse. It is an historical regime for the identification of art. This regime is paradoxical, because it founds the autonomy of art only at the price of suppressing the boundaries separating its practices and its objects from those of everyday life and of making free aesthetic play into the promise of a new revolution. Aesthetics is not a politics by accident but in essence. But this politics operates in the unresolved tension between two opposed forms of politics: the first consists in transforming art into forms of collective life, the second in preserving from all forms of militant or commercial compromise the autonomy that makes it a promise of emancipation. This constitutive tension sheds light on the paradoxes and transformations of critical art. It also makes it possible to understand why today's calls to free art from aesthetics are misguided and lead to a smothering of both aesthetics and politics in ethics
The names of history : on the poetics of knowledge by Jacques Rancière( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La nuit des prolétaires by Jacques Rancière( Book )
25 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The flesh of words : the politics of writing by Jacques Rancière( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aesthetic unconscious by Jacques Rancière( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is not concerned with the use of Freudian concepts for the interpretation of literary and artistic works. Rather, it is concerned with why this interpretation plays such an important role in demonstrating the contemporary relevance of psychoanalytic concepts. In order for Freud to use the Oedipus complex as a means for the interpretation of texts, it was necessary first of all for a particular notion of Oedipus, belonging to the Romantic reinvention of Greek antiquity, to have produced a certain idea of the power of the thought that does not think, and the power of the speech that remains silent. From this it does not follow that the Freudian unconscious was already prefigured by the aesthetic unconscious. Freud's "aesthetic" analyses reveal instead a tension between the two forms of unconscious. --From publisher's description
Mute speech : literature, critical theory, and politics by Jacques Rancière( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Throughout his career, shaped by a notable collaboration with Louis Althusser, Jacques Rancière has continually unsettled political discourse, particularly by examining its relationship to aesthetics. Like Michel Foucault, he broke with his many of his predecessors to upend dominant twentieth-century historical narratives and critical theories. Often overlooked in the canon of his works, Mute Speech contains the critical seeds of Rancière's most provocative assertions, challenging the intellectual orthodoxy that had come to define the nature of art and representation. Arguing that
Short voyages to the land of the people by Jacques Rancière( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work reads a series of texts and journeys across class lines and shows how the image of "the people" functions in them as a point of reference unto which the observer projects a conceptual framework - based on the observer's own circumstances
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Alternative Names
Ranciere, Jacques.
Rancière, Jacques 1940-
Rancières, Jacques 1940-
Ransijer, Žak.
Ρανσιέρ, Ζακ 1940-
Рансьер, Жак 1940-
ランシエール, ジャック
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