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Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action

Todd May


This book shows how democratic progressive politics can happen and how it is happening in very different arenas. The author takes an intensive look at a range of contemporary political movements and shows how, to one degree or another, they exemplify the political thought of Jacques Rancière. Following an overview of Rancière's thought, the author considers the following groups: the Algerian refugee movement in Montreal for citizenship, the first Palestinian intifada, the politics of equality and identity politics in relation to the Zapatista movement, a local food co-op in South Carolina and ... More

Keywords: democratic progressive politics, Jacques Rancière, Algerian refugee movement, Montreal, citizenship, Palestinian intifada, equality, identity politics, Zapatista movement, food co-op

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639823
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639823.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd May, author