The book forms the first critical study of Jacques Rancière’s impact and contribution to contemporary theoreticaland interdisciplinary studies. It showcases the work of leading scholars infields such as political theory, history and aesthetic theory; each of whom areuniquely situated to engage with the novelty of Rancière’s thinking withintheir respective fields. Each of the essays provides aninvestigation into the critical stance Rancière takes towards hiscontemporaries, concentrating on the versatile application of his thought todiverse fields of study (including, political and education theory, cinemastudies, literary and aesthetic theory, and historical studies). The aim ofthis collection is to use the critical interventions Rancière’s writing makeson current topics and themes as a way of offering new critical perspectives onhis thought. Wielding their individual expertise, each contributor assesses hisperspectives and positions on thinkers and topics of contemporary importance.The edition includes a new essay by Jacques Rancière, which charts thedifferent problems and motivations that have shaped his work.
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Jacques Ranciere and the Contemporary Scene: The Evidence of Equality and the Practice of Writing / Alison Ross -- ch. 2 Movies as the Great Democratic Art Form of the Modern World (Notes on Ranciere) / J.M. Bernstein -- ch. 3 Godard and Ranciere: Automatism, Montage, Thinking / Lisa Trahair ch. 4 The Names in History: Ranciere's New Historical Poetics / Dmitri Nikulin -- ch. 5 Equality in the Romantic Art Form: The Hegelian Background to Jacques -- Ranciere's `Aesthetic Revolution' / Alison Ross -- ch. 6 No Time or Place for Universal Teaching: The Ignorant Schoolmaster and Contemporary Work on Pedagogy / Caroline Pelletier -- ch. 7 Ranciere and Anarchism / Todd May -- ch. 8 Ranciere's Utopian Politics / Paul Patton -- ch. 9 Hannah Arendt and the Philosophical Repression of Politics / Andrew Schaap -- ch. 10 The Many Marx of Jacques Ranciere / Emmanuel Renault -- ch. 11 Work in the Writings of Jacques Ranciere / Jean-Philippe Deranty -- Contents note continued: ch. 12 Work, Identity, Subject / Jacques Ranciere.