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Proletarian Nights, one of Rancière'¬"s most significant works, dramatically reinterprets the Revolution of 1830, contending that workers were not rebelling against specific hardships and conditions but against the unyielding predetermination of their lives. Through a study of worker-run newspapers, letters, journals, and worker-poetry, Rancière reveals the contradictory and conflicting stories that challenge the coherence of these statements celebrating labor. In this new edition, Rancière has written a new preface, revisiting the work twenty years since its first publication in French.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the New English Edition||p. vii|
|The Man in the Leather Apron|
|The Gate of Hell||p. 3|
|The Gate of Heaven||p. 24|
|The New Babylon||p. 49|
|Circuit Rounds and Spirals||p. 68|
|The Morning Star||p. 99|
|The Broken Plane|
|The Army of Work||p. 137|
|The Lovers of Humanity||p. 164|
|The Hammer and the Anvil||p. 192|
|The Holes of the Temple||p. 230|
|The Christian Hercules|
|The Interrupted Banquet||p. 257|
|The Republic of Work||p. 303|
|The Journey of Icarus||p. 349|
|Epilogue: The Night of October||p. 419|
|Outline Chronology||p. 433|
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