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Rancière, Jacques

Works: 376 works in 1,501 publications in 15 languages and 26,888 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Thesis advisor, Other, zxx, Restager , Dedicatee, Research team head, Creator, Commentator
Classifications: JC423, 194
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The future of the image by Jacques Rancire( Book )

50 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Future of the Image, Jacques Ranciere develops a new concept of the image in contemporary art and film, showing how art and politics have always been intrinsically intertwined. Covering a range of art movements, filmmakers such as Godard and Bresson, and thinkers such as Foucault, Deleuze, Adorno, Barthes, Lyotard and Greenberg, Ranciere shows that contemporary theorists of the image are suffering from religious tendencies."--Jacket
The emancipated spectator by Jacques Rancire( Book )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this title, the foremost philosopher of art argues for a new politics of seeing. The role of the viewer in art and film theory revolves around a theatrical concept of the spectacle. The masses subjected to the society of spectacle have traditionally been seen as aesthetically and politically passive - in response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent and the spectacle into a performance. In this follow-up to the acclaimed "The Future of the Image", Ranciere takes a radically different approach to this attempted emancipation. Beginning by asking exactly what we mean by political art or the politics of art, he goes on to look at what the tradition of critical art, and the desire to insert art into life, has achieved. Has the militant critique of the consumption of images and commodities become, instead, a melancholic affirmation of their omnipotence?
The nights of labor : the workers' dream in nineteenth-century France by Jacques Rancire( Book )

43 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic text by Rancière on the intellectual thought of French workers in the 19th century
The politics of aesthetics : the distribution of the sensible by Jacques Rancire( Book )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and French and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics outside of the models established by the Marxist tradition, the Frankfurt School, and the more recent contributions made by the post-structuralists. Reclaiming aesthetics from the narrow confines it is often reduced to, Jacques Ranciere reveals its intrinsic link to politics by analyzing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable and the unthinkable, the possible and the impossible." "Presented as a series of interlinked interviews, The Politics of Aesthetics provides the most comprehensive introduction to Ranciere's work to date. Ranging across the history of art and politics from the Greek polis to the aesthetic revolution of the modern age, it includes incisive analyses of the uses and abuses of the concept of modernity, the relationship between art and mechanical reproduction, the logic of facts and fiction in history, the positive contradiction at work in modern literature, and the notion of politicized art."--Jacket
Hatred of democracy by Jacques Rancire( Book )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explains how democracy - government by all - is the principle that de-legitimates any form of power based on the superiority of those who govern. It re-examines the subversive power of the democratic idea - and the opposition to it by Western rulers
Aesthetics and its discontents by Jacques Rancire( Book )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only yesterday aesthetics stood accused of concealing cultural games of social distinction. Now it is considered a parasitic discourse from which artistic practices must be freed. But aesthetics is not a discourse. It is an historical regime of the identification of art. This regime is paradoxical, because it founds the autonomy of art only at the price of suppressing the boundaries separating its practices and its objects from those of everyday life and of making free aesthetic play into the promise of a new revolution. Aesthetics is not a politics by accident but in essence. But this politics operates in the unresolved tension between two opposed forms of politics: the first consists in transforming art into forms of collective life, the second in preserving from all forms of militant or commercial compromise the autonomy that makes it a promise of emancipation. This constitutive tension sheds light on the paradoxes and transformations of critical art. It also makes it possible to understand why today's calls to free art from aesthetics are misguided and lead to a smothering of both aesthetics and politics in ethics
On the shores of politics by Jacques Rancire( Book )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is frequently said that we are living through the end of politics, the end of social upheavals, the end of utopian folly. Consensual realism is the order of the day. But political realists, remarks Jacques Ranciere, are always several steps behind reality, and the only thing which may come to an end with their dominance is democracy. 'We could', he suggests, 'merely smile at the duplicity of the conclusion/suppression of politics which is simultaneously a suppression/conclusion of philosophy.' This is precisely the task which Ranciere undertakes in these subtle and perceptive essays. He argues persuasively that since Plato and Aristotle politics has always constructed itself as the art of ending politics, that realism is itself utopian, and that what has succeeded the polemical forms of class struggle is not the wisdom of a new millennium but the return of old fears, criminality and chaos. Whether he is discussing the confrontation between Mitterrand and Chirac, French working-class discourse after the 1830 revolution, or the ideology of recent student mobilizations, his aim is to restore philosophy to politics and give politics back its original and necessary meaning: the organization of dissent. --Product Description
Film fables by Jacques Rancire( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Film Fables traces the history of modern cinema. Encyclopedic in scope, Film Fables is that rare work that manages to combine extraordinary breadth and analysis with a lyricism that attests time and again to a love of cinema. Jacques Ranciere moves effortlessly from Eisenstein's and Murnau's transition from theater to film to Fritz Lang's confrontation with television; from the classical poetics of Mann's Westerns to Ray's romantic poetics of the image; from Rossellini's neo-realism to Deleuze's philosophy of the cinema and Marker's documentaries. Film Fables shows us how, between its images and its stories, the cinema tells the truth."--Jacket
The philosopher and his poor by Jacques Rancire( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'The Philosopher and the Poor' Jacques Rancière meditates on what philosophy has to do with poverty in close readings of major texts of Western thought
The politics of literature by Jacques Rancire( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of literature is not the same as the politics of writers and their commitments, nor does it concern the way writers represent social structures or political struggles. The expression 'politics of literature' assumes that there is a specific connection between politics as a form of collective practice and literature as a historically determined regime of the art of writing. It implies that literature intervenes in the parceling out of space and time, place and identity, speech and noise, the visible and the invisible, that is the arena of the political. This book seeks to show how the literary revolution shatters the perceptible order that underpinned traditional hierarchies, but also why literary equality foils any bid to place literature in the service of politics or in its place. It tests its hypotheses on certain writers: Flaubert, Tolstoy, Hugo, Mallarmé, Brecht and Borges, to name a few. It also shows the consequences of this for psychoanalytical intepretation, historical narration and philosophical conceptualization. -- Publisher description
The flesh of words : the politics of writing by Jacques Rancire( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in French and English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aesthetic unconscious by Jacques Rancire( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is not concerned with the use of Freudian concepts for the interpretation of literary and artistic works. Rather, it is concerned with why this interpretation plays such an important role in demonstrating the contemporary relevance of psychoanalytic concepts. In order for Freud to use the Oedipus complex as a means for the interpretation of texts, it was necessary first of all for a particular notion of Oedipus, belonging to the Romantic reinvention of Greek antiquity, to have produced a certain idea of the power of the thought that does not think, and the power of the speech that remains silent. From this it does not follow that the Freudian unconscious was already prefigured by the aesthetic unconscious. Freud's "aesthetic" analyses reveal instead a tension between the two forms of unconscious. --From publisher's description
Althusser's lesson by Jacques Rancire( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lesson in orthodoxy : M. L. teaches John Lewis that it is the masses which make history -- A lesson in politics : philosophers do not become kings -- A lesson in self-criticism : class struggle rages in theory -- A lesson in history : the damages of humanism -- A discourse in its place -- Appendix. For the record : on the theory of ideology
Aisthesis : scenes from the aesthetic regime of art by Jacques Rancire( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic malaise, political disarray and panic: a year after Francois Hollande's election, things aren't looking good. Jacques Ranciére and Pierre Rosanvallon, two major thinkers and theorists of democracy, attempt to understand our moral and political predicament. --from publisher description
The ignorant schoolmaster : five lessons in intellectual emancipation by Jacques Rancire( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short voyages to the land of the people by Jacques Rancire( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work reads a series of texts and journeys across class lines and shows how the image of "the people" functions in them as a point of reference unto which the observer projects a conceptual framework - based on the observer's own circumstances
Dissensus : on politics and aesthetics by Jacques Rancire( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dissensus comprises several of Ranciere's recent contributions to problems of art and politics. On issues such as the specificity of aesthetic experience, the politics of art, democracy and human rights, Ranciere provides novel analyses that yield nothing to the prevailing liberal consensus. Along the way, he engages in some unerring critiques of major contemporary thinkers - Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Antonio Negri. Moreover, insightful essays about recent phenomena debunk notions that political insecurity today requires waging war on 'archaic' anti-democratic elements, or that the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks constitute a rupture in the symbolic order."--Jacket
Mute speech : literature, critical theory, and politics by Jacques Rancire( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Chronicles of consensual times by Jacques Rancire( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating collection, Jacques Ranciere, one of the world's most important and influential living philosophers, explores the nature of consensus in contemporary politics
Jacques Rancière : education, truth, emancipation by Charles W Bingham( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner - AERA 2011 Outstanding Book Award. Jacques Rancière: Education, Truth, Emancipation demonstrates the importance of Rancière's work for educational theory, and in turn, it shows just how central Rancière's educational thought is to his work in political theory and aesthetics. Charles Bingham and Gert Biesta illustrate brilliantly how philosophy can benefit from Rancière's particular way of thinking about education, and go on to offer their own provocative account of the relationship between education, truth, and emancipation. Including a new essay by Rancière himself, this book is a mus
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The politics of aesthetics : the distribution of the sensible
Alternative Names
Jacques Rancire filosofo francese

Jacques Rancire Frans filosoof

Jacques Rancire franzsischer Philosoph

Jacques Rancire French philosopher

Ranciere, Jacques

Rancire, Jacques 1940-

Rancires, Jacques 1940-

Ransijer, Žak.

Ζακ Ρανσιέρ

Ρανσιέρ, Ζακ 1940-

Жак Рансиер

Жак Рансьєр


Рансьер, Жак

Рансьер, Жак 1940-

ژاک رانسیر فیلسوف فرانسوی

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ランシエール, ジャック



The emancipated spectatorThe nights of labor : the workers' dream in nineteenth-century FranceThe politics of aesthetics : the distribution of the sensibleHatred of democracyAesthetics and its discontentsOn the shores of politicsFilm fablesThe philosopher and his poor