Partage du sensible

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Continuum, 2004 - Art - 116 pages
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The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relation between art and politics, reclaiming "aesthetics" from its current narrow confines to reveal its significance for contemporary experience. Here, Jacques Ranciere develops a critical aesthetic that goes far beyond the paradigms of modernism and modernity and their 'posts' which still haunt us. Presented as a set of inter-linked interviews, The Politics of Aesthetics ranges across art and politics, the uses and abuses of modernity, the role of visual technologies, the relationship between history and fiction, utopias, the avant-garde and the three aesthetic regimes which constitute the 'partitions of the sensible.' Already translated into five languages, this English edition of The Politics of Aesthetics includes a new introduction by Slavoj Ž iž ek and a new interview with Ranciere in which he situates his writing within the context of the work of, amongst others, Foucault, Barthes; Ricoeur, Kristeva, Derrida; Badiou, Balibar and Ž iž ek.

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User Review  - Josephine Ensign - Goodreads

Rethinking the relationship between art and politics, this (blessedly brief) book is dense and fascinating. I think this is the sort of book (at least for me) that is best read once through fairly quickly, then dipped back in to from time to time at a more leisurely pace. Read full review

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User Review  - James F - Goodreads

This book is made of up four parts: a translation of the first edition of Le partage du sensible, an interview from the journal Alice (the French edition has since been published in a second, expanded ... Read full review


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Jacques Ranci?re taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, ?from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement.

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