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Politics and Aesthetics (Hardcover): Jacques Ranciere, Peter Engelmann, Wieland Hoban

Politics and Aesthetics (Hardcover)

Jacques Ranciere, Peter Engelmann, Wieland Hoban

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In this book the influential philosopher Jacques Ranci re, in discussion with Peter Engelmann, explores the enduring connection between politics and aesthetics, arguing that aesthetics forms the fundamental basis for social and political upheaval. Beginning from his rejection of structuralist Marxism, Ranci re outlines the development of his thought from early studies on workers' emancipation to his recent investigations of literature, film and visual art. Rather than simply discussing aesthetics within narrow terms of how we contemplate art or beauty, Ranci re argues that it underpins our entire 'regime of experience'. Focussing on political relations in particular, he shows how these develop fundamentally from sensual experience, as individual feelings and perceptions become the concern of the community as a whole. Since politics emerges from the 'division of the sensual', aesthetic experience becomes a radically emancipatory and egalitarian means to disrupt this order and transform political reality. Investigating new forms of emancipatory politics arising from current art practices and social movements, this short book will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary art, aesthetics, philosophy and political theory.


Imprint: Polity Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2019
Authors: Jacques Ranciere • Peter Engelmann • Wieland Hoban
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-5095-3501-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
LSN: 1-5095-3501-2
Barcode: 9781509535019

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