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Space, Politics and Aesthetics
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Space, Politics and Aesthetics

Mustafa Dikeç


This book explores the spatial and aesthetic dimensions of politics. Focusing on the works of Hannah Arendt, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Jacques Rancière, it shows the aesthetic premises that underlie their political thinking, and demonstrates how their conceptualisations of politics depend on the construction and apprehension of worlds through spatial forms and distributions. Politics inaugurates space, and spatialisation is central to politics as a constitutive part of it. The book’s central argument is that politics is about forms of perceiving the world and modes of relating to it. How this world ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, politics, space, spatialisation, Hannah Arendt, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Rancière

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748685974
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mustafa Dikeç, author
Ecole d'urbanisme de Paris