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The political thought of Jacques Rancière : creating equality

Author: Todd May
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008.
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"Examines the political perspective of French thinker and historian Jacques Rancière. Rancière 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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May, Todd, 1955-
Political thought of Jacques Rancière.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)945917127
Named Person: Jacques Rancière; Jacques Rancière; Jacques Rancière; Jacques Rancière; Jacques Rancière
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd May
ISBN: 9780271034492 0271034491 9780271034508 0271034505 9780748635320 0748635327 0748635866 9780748635863
OCLC Number: 192027536
Description: 196 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Passive equality --
Active equality : democratic politics --
The historical roots of democratic politics : anarchism --
The normative framework of democratic politics --
Active equality in contemporary politics.
Responsibility: Todd May.
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Equality is not something that we must expect from state institutions. It is something that we must both presuppose and create through collective action. Todd May investigates in depth the Read more...

 
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