Art, Politics And Rancière: Broken Perceptions by Tina ChanterArt, Politics And Rancière: Broken Perceptions by Tina Chanter

Art, Politics And Rancière: Broken Perceptions

byTina Chanter

Hardcover | December 14, 2017

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Even those who take themselves to be breaking from tradition-from the metaphysical tradition of philosophy, from grand narratives, neoliberalism or Eurocentrism-can remain blindly attached to them. Art, Politics and Ranci¿re: Broken Perspectives provides an account of how works of art can, but do not necessarily, interrupt dominant narratives. Inspired by Jacques Ranci¿re, Tina Chanter assumes his work as a starting point. She presents a rigorous and appreciative critique of Ranci¿re's story of aesthetics, paying close attention to gender and race. Along with the relationship between the unconscious and the political, perception is a key theme throughout, used to address questions such as 'How do some things become visible, while other things remain invisible?' 'What does it take for something to be seen, and why do other things elude visibility?' Alongside illuminating discussions of Ranci¿re, Heidegger and Levinas are informed accounts of artists Ingrid Mwangi, Phillip Noyce, Ingrid Pollard, and Gillian Wearing. Outlining the basis of a new political aesthetic, Art, Politics and Ranci¿re develops an original philosophical consideration that is sensitive to race and gender, yet not reducible to these concerns.
Tina Chanter is Professor of Philosophy and Gender at Kingston University, UK.
Title:Art, Politics And Rancière: Broken PerceptionsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:200 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 14, 2017Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1472510569

ISBN - 13:9781472510563


Table of Contents

1. Gendering and Racing the History of Aesthetics 2. Rethinking Politics, Time, and Space: what Kant got right, and what he got wrong 3. A Rancierian Critique of Levinas and Heidegger 4. "There is a worse and a better police:" Why Identity Politics is Still the Police 5. Conclusion: Another Time, Another Space: Politics as Lots of Little Ongoing Redistributions Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

Tina Chanter appreciates like no other thinker that for Ranci¿re, aesthetics and politics are inseparable. In this learned study she unravels the political powers of perceptibility and imperceptibility, and astutely articulates the modernist aesthetic sensibilities at the heart of Ranci¿re's democratic politics. In short, this book is a welcome and needed addendum to those interpretations of Ranci¿re's work that disregard the political power of the aesthetic and the aesthetic power of politics.