Chronicles of Consensual Times (BOK)

Jacques Ranci're

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This is a brand new translation of a series of reflections by Jacques Ranciere exploring the nature of consensus in contemporary politics. In this fascinating collection of writings, Jacques Ranciere, one of the world's most important and influential living philosophers, explores the nature of consensus in contemporary politics. Consensus does not mean peace. Instead it refers to a map of operations of war, of a topography of the visible, of what is possible and what can be thought, in which war and peace live side-by-side. Lying at the heart of these consensual times are new forms of racism and ethnic cleansing, humanitarian wars and wars against terror. Consensus also implies using time in a way that sees in it a thousand devious turns. This is evident in the incessant diagnoses of the present and of amnesiac politics, in the farewells to the past, the commemorations, and the calls to remember. But all these twists and turns tend toward the same goal: to show that there is only one reality to which we are obliged to consent. What stands in the way of this undertaking is politics. These chronicles aim to reopen that space wherein politics once more becomes thinkable.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Jacques Ranci're
Forlag
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9780826442888
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 14cm x 20,5cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 290 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd