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The Emancipated Spectator - by Jacques Ranciere (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 134

Genre: Philosophy

Sub-Genre: Aesthetics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Verso

Author: Jacques Ranciere

Language: English

Street Date: October 1, 2011
TCIN: 77141948
UPC: 9781844677610
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-6755


"In this follow-up to his fruitful The Future of the Image, French philosopher Ranci�re argues forcefully against familiar critiques of the 'spectacle' ... This persuasive argument is fleshed out through close readings of art, �photography, literature and video installation, and a drily amusing analysis of leftwing 'melancholy' and 'rightwing frenzy' in critiques of �capitalism."--Steven Poole, Guardian

"What we see here is Ranciere developing a unique voice as a political theorist."--Bookforum

"French philosopher Jacques Ranciere is a refreshing read for anyone concerned with what art has to do with politics and society."--Art Review

"Ranciere's writings offer one of the few conceptualizations of how we are to continue to resist."--Slavoj Žižek

"The Emancipated Spectator is intended to improve our comprehension of art and deepen our grasp of the politics of perception ... [it has an] impressive concern with the political analysis of art and the use of imagery"--Times Higher Education

"What we are given is, above all, a figure of the spectator whose capacities to sense and think are greater than we have been prepared to conceive."--Radical Philosophy

"His art lies in the rigor of his argument--its careful, precise unfolding --and at the same time not treating his reader, whether university professor or unemployed actress, as an imbecile."--Kristin Ross

"In the face of impossible attempts to proceed with progressive ideas within the terms of postmodernist discourse, Ranci�re shows a way out of the malaise."--Liam Gillick

"It's clear that Jacques Ranci�re is relighting the flame that was extinguished for many--that is why he serves as such a signal reference today."--Thomas Hirschhorn

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