Jacques Ranciere and the Contemporary Scene: The Philosophy of Radical Equality

Jacques Ranciere and the Contemporary Scene: The Philosophy of Radical Equality

By: Alison Ross (editor), Jean-Philippe Deranty (editor)Hardback

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This collection of essays aims to investigate the unique place of Jacques Ranciere in the contemporary intellectual scene. This book forms the first critical study of Jacques Ranciere's impact and contribution to contemporary theoretical and interdisciplinary studies. It showcases the work of leading scholars in fields such as political theory, history, cinema studies and literary theory; each of whom are uniquely situated to engage with the novelty of Ranciere's thinking within their respective fields. Each of the thirteen essays provides an investigation into the critical stance Ranciere takes towards his contemporaries, concentrating on the versatile application of his thought to diverse fields of study (including, cinema studies, literary studies and the 'history as fiction' and 'history from below' movements). The aim of this collection is to use the critical interventions Ranciere's writing makes on current topics and themes as a way of offering new critical perspectives on his thought. Wielding their individual expertise, each contributor assesses his perspectives and positions on thinkers and topics of contemporary importance.

About Author

Jean-Philippe Deranty is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. In addition to his monograph on Axel Honneth (Brill, 2009) he is the editor of the forthcoming volume Jacques Ranciere: Key Concepts (Acumen, July 2010). Alison Ross is Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and Director of the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. She is the author of The Aesthetic Paths of Philosophy (Stanford UP, 2007) and the editor of The Agamben Effect (South Atlantic Quarterly, 2008). To date she has published two essays on the aesthetic themes of Ranciere's work (in Sub-Stance and Theory@ buffalo).


1. Introduction: The Philosophy of Radical Equality, Jean-Philippe Deranty and Alison Ross; 2 TBA - a previously unpublished piece by Jacques Ranciere; 3. Ranciere and Film, Jay M. Bernstein; 4. Ranciere and the Philosophy of Anarchism, Todd May; 5. Ranciere and Work, Jean-Philippe Deranty; 6. Ranciere and Marx, Emmanuel Renault; 7. Ranciere and Godard, Lisa Trahair; 8. Ranciere and Education, Caroline Pelletier; 9. Ranciere and Literature, Alison Ross; 10. Ranciere and Politics, Paul Patton; 11. Ranciere and Arendt, Andrew Schaap; 12. Ranciere and History, Dmitri Nikulin; 13. Ranciere and Deleuze/Badiou, Eleanor Kaufmann; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781441133618
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781441133618
  • ISBN10: 1441133615

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