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Mute Speech Literature, Critical Theory, and Politics

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ISBN-10: 0231151039

ISBN-13: 9780231151030

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jacques Ranciere, Gabriel Rockhill, James Swenson

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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 art is neither inherently political nor colonized by politics, Rancière casts art and politics as "distributions…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: Through the Looking Glass-The Subversion of the Modernist Doxa
Introduction: From One Literature to Another
From Restricted to General Poetics
From Representation to Expression
From the Book of Stone to the Book of Life
The Book of Life and the Expression of Society
From Generalized Poetics to the Mute Letter
From the Poetry of the Future to the Poetry of the Past
The Book in Pieces
The Fable of the Letter
Writing at War
The Contradictions of the Work of Literature
The Book in Style
The Writing of the Idea
Artifice, Madness, the Work
Conclusion: A Skeptical Art