Monthly Archives: April 2011

New book – Reading Rancière: Critical Dissensus

Reading Rancìere, ed. Bowman & Stamp, Continuum 2011

A new book of essays on the work of Jacques Rancière, which I’ve co-edited with Paul Bowman, is due out with Continuum at the beginning of May.

It features a great, hitherto unpublished essay by Rancière as well as an interview, which I’ve translated for this book, and a series of excellent essays by a wide range of writers, scholars and theorists – including Rey Chow, Jodi Dean, Martin McQuillan, Alberto Toscano, Ben Highmore and others…

Here are a few nice things people have said about it:

“Jacques Rancière’s ongoing provocations have sharpened our engagements with the relations between politics and aesthetics in ways that merit serious attention. Reading Rancière delivers the goods – a rounded and balanced collection which critically probes Rancière’s work from many different perspectives. If you read Rancière, read this too.” – Tony Bennett, University of Western Sydney, Australia

“The contributors to this book follow Rancière’s example in being non-reductive, critical and interventionist, including those who disagree with aspects of his work. The book is a significant examination of the dissensus that organises the Rancièrian situation and demonstrates the urgent need to sustain it. Anyone interested in the productivity of Rancière’s thought will be rewarded by the contributions to this intelligent and imaginative collection.” – Jeremy Valentine, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK



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