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  • Mute Speechby Jacques Ranciere

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    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... more...

  • The Intellectual and His Peopleby Jacques Ranciere

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Following the previous volume of essays by Jacques Rancière from the 1970s, Staging the People: The Proletarian and His Double , this second collection focuses on the ways in which radical philosophers understand the people they profess to speak for. The Intellectual and His People engages in an incisive and original way with current political and... more...

  • The Emancipated Spectatorby Jacques Ranciere

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    The theorists of art and film commonly depict the modern audience 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 communal performance. In this follow-up to the acclaimed The Future of the Image , Rancière takes a radically different... more...

  • Proletarian Nightsby Jacques Ranciere

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Proletarian Nights , previously published in English as Nights of Labor and one of Rancière’s most important 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... more...

  • The Intervals of Cinemaby Jacques Ranciere

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    The cinema, like language, can be said to exist as a system of differences, and in his latest book the acclaimed philosopher Jacques Ranciere relates cinema to literature and theatre. With literature, he argues, cinema takes its narrative conventions, while at the same time effacing its images and its philosophy; and it rejects theatre, while also... more...

  • Aisthesisby Jacques Ranciere; Zakir Paul

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis ?Rancière?s definitive statement on the aesthetic?takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories... more...

  • Staging the Peopleby Jacques Ranciere; David Fernbach

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    These essays from the 1970s mark the inception of the distinctive project that Jacques Rancière has pursued across forty years, with four interwoven themes: the study of working-class identity, of its philosophical interpretation, of ?heretical? knowledge and of the relationship between work and leisure. For the short-lived journal Les Révoltes Logiques... more...

  • Hatred Of Democracyby Jacques Ranciere; Steve Corcoran

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    In this vehement defence of democracy, Jacques Rancière explodes the complacency of Western politicians who pride themselves as the defenders of political freedom. As America and its allies use their military might in the misguided attempt to export a desiccated version democracy, and reactionary strands in mainstream political opinion abandon civil... more...

  • Moments Politiquesby Jacques Ranciere; Mary Foster

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political? Moments Politiques  finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... more...

  • The Philosopher and His Poorby Jacques Rancière; Andrew Parker; John Drury; Corinne Oster

    Duke University Press 2004; US$ 84.95

    Rancière’s account of Western philosophical thought from Plato to Bourdieu argues that philosophers depend on an ideal “poor” for their own analyses but preclude them from abstract thought. more...