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The Political Thought of Jacques Rancière
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The Political Thought of Jacques Rancière: Creating Equality

Todd May

Abstract

This book is devoted entirely to the thought of Jacques Rancière. It focuses on his central political idea that a democratic politics emerges from the presupposition of equality. The book examines and extends this presupposition, offering a framework for understanding it, placing it in the current political context, and showing how it challenges traditional political philosophy and opens up neglected political paths. The book aims to show that Rancière's view offers both hope and perspective for those who seek to think about and engage in progressive political action.

Keywords: Jacques Rancière, democratic politics, equality, presupposition, traditional political philosophy, neglected political paths, progressive political action, political context, hope, perspective

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748635320
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635320.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd May, author