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Dissensus On Politics and Aesthetics

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ISBN-10: 1472583558

ISBN-13: 9781472583550

Edition: 2015

Authors: Jacques Ranci�re, Steven Corcoran

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Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics brings together some of Jacques Rancière's most recent writings on art and politics to show the critical potential of two of his most important concepts: the aesthetics of politics and the politics of aesthetics. In this fascinating collection, Rancière engages in a radical critique of some of his major contemporaries on questions of art and politics: Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou and Jacques Derrida. The essays show how Rancière's ideas can be used to analyse contemporary trends in both art and politics, including the events surrounding 9/11, war in the contemporary consensual age, and the ethical turn of aesthetics and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 7/30/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.06" wide x 7.81" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Jacques Ranci�re taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement.

Steven Corcoran is a writer and translator living in Berlin. He has edited and/or translated several works by Jacques Ranci�re, including Dissensus (Continuum, 2010), and two works by Alain Badiou, Polemics (Verso, 2006) and Conditions (Continuum, 2008).