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The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics, reclaiming "aesthetics" from the narrow confines it is often reduced to. Jacques Rancie`re reveals its intrinsic link to politics by analysing 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 set of inter-linked interviews, The Politics of Aesthetics provides the most comprehensive introduction to Rancie`re's work to date, ranging across the history of art and politics from the Greek polis to the aesthetic revolution of the modern age.Available now in the Bloomsbury Revelations series 10 years after its original publication, The Politics of Aesthetics includes an afterword by Slavoj Zizek, an interview for the English edition, a glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography.

Author: Ranciere Jacques
Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781780935355
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2013

Translator's preface: The Reconfiguration of Meaning Translator's Introduction: Jacques Ranciere's Politics of Perception

The Politics of Aesthetics

Foreword

The Distribution of the Sensible: Politics and Aesthetics Artistic Regimes and the Shortcomings of the Notion of Modernity

Mechanical Arts and the Promotion of the Anonymous

Is History a Form of Fiction? On Art and Work

Interview with Jacques Ranciere for the English Edition: The Janus-Face of Politicized Art

Historical and Hermeneutic Methodology

Universality, Historicity, Equality

Positive Contradiction

Politicized Art

Afterword by Slavoj Zizek: The Lesson of Ranciere

Appendix I: Glossary of Technical Terms

Appendix II: Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources

Index.

Jacques Ranciere is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris-VIII. His books include The Politics of Aesthetics, On the Shores of Politics, Short Voyages to the Land of the People, The Nights of Labor, Staging the People, and The Emancipated Spectator.

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