Understanding Ranciere, Understanding Modernism, Hardback Book

Understanding Ranciere, Understanding Modernism Hardback

Edited by Patrick Maxwell Bray

Part of the Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism series


The contemporary philosopher Jacques Ranciere has become over the last two decades one of the most influential voices in philosophy, political theory, and literary, art historical, and film criticism.

His work reexamines the divisions that have defined our understanding of modernity, such as art and politics, representation and abstraction, and literature and philosophy.

Working across these divisions, he engages the historical roots of modernism at the end of the eighteenth century, uncovering forgotten texts in the archive that trouble our notions of intellectual history.

The contributors to Understanding Ranciere, Understanding Modernism engage with the multiplicity of Ranciere's thought through close readings of his texts, through comparative readings with other philosophers, and through an engagement with modernist works of art and literature.

The final section of the volume includes an extended glossary of the most important terms used by Ranciere, which will be a valuable resource for experts and students alike.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 312 pages, 6 bw illus
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9781501311383



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