Rancière Now: Current Perspectives on Jacques Rancière

2014.06.36 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Oliver Davis (ed.), Rancière Now: Current Perspectives on Jacques Rancière, Polity, 2013, 250pp., $22.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.06.36 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Oliver Davis (ed.), Rancière Now: Current Perspectives on Jacques Rancière, Polity, 2013, 250pp., $22.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745662572. Reviewed by Samuel A. Chambers, Johns Hopkins University Political theorists have spent a decade or more demanding/extracting from the writings of Jacques Rancière a new or distinct theory of politics. Now, film theorists, literary theorists, art historians, and philosophers of aesthetics would very much like Rancière to produce, or for them to produce for him, a theory of art or aesthetics. Neither broad group, it would sometimes seem, has genuinely taken on board Rancière's unceasing assertion that he has no "theory" of anything whatsoever. But why, beyond his own refusals and declamations, might we positively affirm the idea that Rancière's writings contain no theory? The present book operates mainly in the same areas as Rancière himself has worked for almost the past twenty. . .

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