Dissenting Words Interviews with Jacques Rancière

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  • Copyright: 2017-05-18
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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This lively and thought-provoking collection of interviews with Jacques Rancière provides the reader with an incisive overview of his philosophical project, from its beginnings during the Red Years in France to its most recent formulations. It supplements Rancière's scholarly and theoretical works with his reflections on the continuities, turns, ruptures and deviations in his thought. In a conversational style replete with informative asides into current events Dissenting Words draws upon examples ranging from the history of the workers' struggle to literature, cinema and the arts - all of which we have learned to associate with Rancière.

Author Biography

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

Emiliano Battista is the translator of Jacques Rancière's Althusser's Lesson (2011) and Film Fables (2006).

Table of Contents

Introduction by Emiliano Battista
1. The Fraternal Image (1976)
2. But If You're (1981)
3. A Visit to the People (1985)
4. The Politics of Writing (1994)
5. A History of Names and the Names of History (1994)
6. The Names of Film History (1995)
7. Is Politics Nothing But Police? (1999)
8. The Ignorant Schoolmaster (1999)
9. Man as Literary Animal (1999)
10. The Tomb of the End of History (2000)
11. Biopolitics or Politics? (2000)
12. Cinema and the Heterogeneity of Images (2001)
13. Politics is Not Coextensive with Life or the State (2001)
14. Deleuze Accomplishes the Aesthetic (2002)
15. People or Multitudes? (2002)
16. Community and Dissensus (2003)
17. Identifications of the People (2003)
18. The Current Relevance of The Ignorant Schoolmaster (2005)
19. Jacques Rancière as A-disciplinary (2006)
20. Anti-democracy: A New Discourse (2006)
21. There is No Future Waiting to be Born (2007)
22. The Politics of Literature (2007)
23. Critique of the Critique of the 'Spectacle' (2009)
24. Constructing the Spaces of Politics (2009)
25. May 68 and the Writing of Althusser's Lesson (2012)

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