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Author LinkRancière, Jacques.
Title LinkDissensus : on politics and aesthetics / Jacques Rancière ; edited and translated by Steven Corcoran.
Imprint London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013, c2010.
Description vi, 230 p. ;  21 cm.
Type of Material Book
Language Note Translated from the French.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Pt. I. The aesthetics of politics. Ten theses on politics -- Does democracy mean something? -- Who is the subject of the rights of man? -- Communism : from actuality to inactuality -- The people or the multitudes? -- Bio-politics or politics? -- September 11 and afterwards : a rupture in the symbolic order? -- Of war as the supreme form of advanced plutocratic consensus -- pt. II. The politics of aesthetics. The aesthetic revolution and its outcomes -- The paradoxes of political art -- The politics of literature -- The monument and its confidences, or Deleuze and art’s capacity of ’resistance’ -- The ethical turn of aesthetics and politics -- pt. III. Response to critics. The use of distinctions.
Summary "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.
Subject LinkPolitical science -- Philosophy.
LinkAesthetics -- Political aspects.
Add.Author LinkCorcoran, Steve.

System Number 000677989
ISBN Link9781847064455

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