Although relatively unknown a decade ago, the work of Jacques Ranciere is fast becoming a central reference in the humanities and social sciences. His thinking brings a fresh, innovative approach to many fields, notably the study of work, education, politics, literature, film, art, as well as philosophy. This is the first, full-length introduction to Ranciere's work and covers the full range of his contribution to contemporary thought, presenting in clear, succinct chapters the key concepts Ranciere has developed in his writings over the last forty years. Students new to Ranciere will find this work accessible and comprehensive, an ideal introduction to this major thinker. For readers already familiar with Ranciere, the in-depth analysis of each key concept, written by leading scholars, should provide an ideal reference.
Jean-Philippe Deranty is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Macquarie University, Australia.
1. Jacques Ranciere: A Journey in Equality Jean-Philippe Deranty Part I: Philosophy 2. Logical Revolts Jean-Philippe Deranty 3. The Ignorant Schoolmaster: knowledge and authority Yves Citton 4. Philosophy and its Poor Giuseppina Mecchi Part II: Politics 5. The Police and the Oligarchy Samuel Chambers 6. Wrong, Disagreement, Subjectivation Todd May 7. Archipolitics, Parapolitics, Metapolitics Bruno Bosteels Part III: Poetics 8. The Sharing of the SensibleA" Davide Panagia 9. Heretical History and the Poetics of Knowledge Phil Watts 10. Regimes of the Arts Jean-Philippe Deranty Part IV: Aesthetics 11. Expressivity, Literarity, Silent Speech Alison Ross 12. Image, Montage Toni Ross 13. The Film Fable Hassan Melehy Afterword Jean-Philippe Deranty Chronology of Life & Works Bibliography Index