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This distance is further lessened by their ability, should they have it, to weave esoteric terminology and concepts, and academic desackerdo constructs, within vernacular language.

His argument is premissed on the turn from political concerns to ethical concerns in the way power is exercised in today’s world. Together these essays serve as a superb introduction to the work of one of the world’s most influential contemporary thinkers.

Having only read the article on human rights contra Arendt contained in this collection, Ranciere is doing something intriguing with politics. Jul 30, Phillip rated it really liked it Shelves: Having read this alongside Arendt’s material, colleagues wanted to conflate his critique of Arendt Having only read the article on human rights contra Arendt contained in this collection, Ranciere is doing something intriguing with politics.

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This important collection includes several essays that have never previously been published in English, as well as a brand new afterword.

Sep 23, Gianni rated it really liked it. Aesthesis, what a fancy word.

Jacques Rancière – SEMEIØN : Signs – Discourse – Politics

Seth rated it really liked it Mar 13, Ryan rated it it was amazing Jan 25, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His critique of political art, which doesn’t necessarily lead to action and can often descend into a parody of critiqueis in part insightful. Ultimately, Ranciere is indebted to the modernist tradition, which his own wordy writing ascends to but never reaches.


Jared rated it really liked it Oct 22, What’s his purpose in writing this, what factors is he responding to, and what is it he’s trying to get across?

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It is tanciere conflict between one who says white and another who also says white but does not understand the same thing by it or does not understand that the other is saying the same thing in the name of whiteness. On a another level, much of what he writes strikes one as using grandiose verbiage in making some fairly obvious points.

A redefinition of politics as agonistic discourse independent of the “police order” which we normally take as “politics. May jacquse, Ft. That’s where I am with Dissensus right now. You can say that that’s the first problem for everybody with every su Whenever I read a book on literary theory or art criticism that was written in another language and translated into English, my first, usually regrettable, task is to discern where the author is really coming from. This schema, very simple in appearance, is actually the conjunction of three processes: When such an English-language author takes on dense literary and art-critical subjects, the distance I must traverse in grasping the higher-level concepts being communicated, and in understanding the often esoteric terminology deployed, is not so great as to make the reading terribly laborious.


Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics by Jacques Rancière

We talk about them but what do we know? For example, during the Cold War, the fundamental dissensus was the ideological conflict between capitalism and communism, but with the beginning of the War on Terror period, we have an ethical division between “good” and “evil,” and Ranciere makes much of Bush’s “Infinite Justice” as representative of this.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Perhaps his most relevant observation is the way in which the ae What to make of Ranciere? A strong grasp of the writing usually evades me until I have these questions settled at least somewhat.

It is, however, very repetitive in such a way that the experience of reading the book sometimes felt intellectually stultifying to me. Hannes rated it really liked it Jun 06, Is there a working class? Denis who came to prominence when he co-authored Reading Capitalwith the Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser. He introduces a distinction between politics a space of dissensus and the police a space of consensus.

May 13, Ian rated it liked it. Ranciere also has jacsues big section on Aesthetics, but I don’t feel Raciere got as much out of that portion because I’m not very familiar with aesthetic theory.