JACQUES RANCIÈRE. 1. Davide Panagia: In your writings you highlight the political efficacy of words. In The Names of History, for instance, this emphasis is . El Desacuerdo: Jacques Ranciere: Books – El Desacuerdo by Jacques Ranciere at – ISBN – ISBN – Nueva Vision – – Softcover.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mar 04, Kyle marked it as to-read Shelves: But if you want any wl from Ranciere, it requires re-tethering his concepts with the actual practices how how art and politics actually functions. To ask other readers questions about Dissensusplease sign up.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It does so not for the sole pleasure of deconstructing the master’s discourse, but in order to think the lines according to which boundaries and passages are constructed, according to which they are conceivable and modifiable. In other words, sesacuerdo concepts loftily escape the raniere of reality often– not that this makes them irrelevant.

This important collection includes several essays that have never previously been published in English, as well as a brand new afterword. 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 jqcques make the reading terribly laborious.


A redefinition of politics as agonistic discourse independent of the “police order” which we normally take as “politics. Jared rated it really liked it Oct 22, Arvitto rated it really liked it May 17, On a another level, much of what he writes strikes one as using grandiose verbiage in making some fairly obvious points.

Ultimately, Ranciere jcques indebted to the xesacuerdo tradition, which his own wordy writing ascends to but never reaches. The latter option makes Ranciere’s work comparable to the Labor Movement chapter in The Human Condition yet as a whole her politics can’t account for this or is directly opposed to, in some cases, what Ranciere is describing.

Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics

In books such as Dissensus, once I’ve succeeded in answering at some level the initial questions regarding the author’s purpose, and usually on second read, my next task with such books is to suss out the translator. Ranciere dissects the origins and practices of politics and its intersection with philosophy poetically. 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.

A strong grasp of the writing usually evades me until I have these questions settled at least somewhat. This critical practice of philosophy is an inseparably egalitarian, or anarchistic, practice, since it considers arguments, narratives, testimonies, investigations and metaphors all as the equal hacques of a common capacity in a common language.


Jacques Rancière – SEMEIØN : Signs – Discourse – Politics

I’m curious to see if the rest of his thought on politics could be described as Arendtian to a degree. Aesthesis, what a fancy word. The communication is half-completed upon merely shaking hands. However, to say that is a mistake insofar as Ranciere recognizes being marginalized in a way which Arendt would simply brush off, describe as unpolitical or say that it can be overcome through performativity.

His critique of political art, which doesn’t necessarily lead to action and can often descend into a parody of critiqueis in part insightful. Jay rated it liked it Dec 09, Is there a working class?

This is one of the best books on politics that i can imagine, thought definitely not a novel! Sep 23, Gianni rated it really liked it. That’s where I am with Dissensus right now.

Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics by Jacques Rancière

Perhaps his most relevant observation is the way in which the ae What to make of Ranciere? Dec 15, Chris rated it liked it. Mike B rated it liked it Mar 24, And he argues that as a result of the shift to ethics we have created police consensus where one cannot deviate from the side of “good.

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