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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That’s where I am with Dissensus right now.

Mike B rated it liked it Mar 24, Perhaps his most relevant observation is the way in which the aesthetic plays into his notion of the political, which creates a dissensus between desacurdo symbolic orders. You can say that that’s the first problem for everybody with every su Whenever I read a book on literary theory or art criticism that was written in another language and translated into English, my first, usually regrettable, task is to discern where the author is really coming from.

Arvitto rated it really liked it May 17, He falls in a long line of extremely abstract French thought.

La Aufklärung, desacuerdo y lo político en Jacques Rancière y Michel Foucault.

Brian Jenkins rated it really liked it Sep 07, Ranciere also has a big section on Aesthetics, but I don’t rancisre I got as much out of that portion because I’m not very familiar with aesthetic theory. His choice of an English word in a certain situation is usually quite different from my choice in the identical situation. Having only read the article on human rights contra Arendt contained in this collection, Ranciere is doing something intriguing with politics. 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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Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics by Jacques Rancière

This schema, very simple in appearance, is actually the conjunction of three processes: Refresh and try again. The distance greatly expands when the author and translator were both born and raised in some distant country — France, for example. Pretty cool, but not all that clear at times. Ranciere’s political thought is really unique, like nothing I’ve read before.


Remains one of my contemporary favorites. Ultimately, Ranciere is indebted to the modernist tradition, which his own wordy writing ascends to but never reaches. Ranciere dissects the origins and practices of politics and its intersection with philosophy poetically. Johannes Pause rated it really liked it May 06, He introduces a distinction between politics a space of dissensus and the police a space of consensus.

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 Ranciere’s political thought is really unique, like nothing I’ve read before. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In other words, his concepts loftily escape the orbit of reality often– not that this makes them irrelevant.

Pedro rated it liked it Jan 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 30, Phillip rated it really liked it Shelves: An English-language author, and particularly one raised in America some time between the late ‘s and the early ‘s, shares a wealth of understoods with me. Hardcoverpages. Retaining Arendt’s notion of politics as a process or action while dismissing the notion that there are barriers to being able to act is really intriguing.

Denis who came to prominence when he co-authored Reading Capitalwith the Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser. Engaging in critique of the instituted divisions, then, paves the way for renewing our interrogations into what we are able to think and to do. Want to Read saving…. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is one of the best books on politics that i can imagine, thought definitely not a novel!

And how do these masses of workers that thinkers like Althusser referred to continuously enter into a relationship with knowledge? It is, however, very repetitive in such a way that the experience of reading the book sometimes felt intellectually stultifying to me. It is also fascinating. This also requires frequent re-reading, often at the sentence-by-sentence level.


His argument is premissed on the turn from political concerns to ethical concerns in the way power is exercised in today’s world. This distance is further lessened by their ability, should they have it, to weave esoteric terminology and concepts, and academic literary constructs, within vernacular language. Having read this alongside Arendt’s material, colleagues wanted to conflate his critique of Arendt with her ideas of politics in order to claim that he endorses what he intends to critique.

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May 13, Ian rated it jzcques it. Together these essays serve as a superb introduction to the work of one of the world’s most influential contemporary thinkers. A redefinition of politics as agonistic discourse independent of the “police order” which we normally take as “politics.

Recommended for those who follow politics desauerdo philosophy. 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 eanciere understanding the often esoteric terminology deployed, is not so great as to make the reading terribly laborious. Jared rated it really liked it Oct 22, Mar 04, Kyle marked it as to-read Shelves: What’s his purpose in writing this, what factors is he responding to, and what is it he’s trying to get across?