Tag Archives: Jacques Rancière

The critique of the school in post-’68 French thought: Interview with Jacques Rancière

There aren’t two sorts of mind. There is inequality in the manifestations of intelligence, according to the greater or lesser energy communicated to the intelligence by the will for discovering and combining new relations; but there is no hierarchy of intellectual capacity. Emancipation is … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: Seven rules to help with the diffusion of racist ideas in france

With french presidential elections upon us (and with other european elections scheduled for this year), we share a short, but timely, piece by Jacques Rancière, on the less than surreptitious ways in which racism is played upon and promoted in … Continue reading

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Fascism as the “reconquest”: Éric Zemmour’s political crusade

A breath of African air sweeps them [the Visigoths] from the Peninsula (…) I will be told that, despite this, we knew how to complete our glorious eight centuries of Reconquest. And to this I naively reply that I do … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: “The issue is to manage to maintain dissensus”

Interview with philosopher Jacques Rancière on the Covid-19 crisis, contemporary political upheavals the experience of art and film over the past year, and social media. [From the Verso Books Blog]. We met Jacques Rancière at his home in Paris with some tenacious questions in … Continue reading

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Reading the times with Jacques Rancière: The January 6 assault on the Capitol

From the Verso Books blog (for the English language translation) and originally published on Analyse Opinion Critque. Witnessing the assault on the Capitol, it may seem surprising to see Trump’s supporters relentlessly denying the facts to the point of sinking … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: The singularity of rebellion and autonomy

Démocratie veut dire d’abord cela : un gouvernement anarchique, fondé sur rien d’autre que sur l’absence de tout titre à gouverner. Jacques Rancière, La haine de la démocratie To share, the always timely reflections of Jacques Rancière. A question arises … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Jacques Rancière on the virtues of the inexplicable

Beginnings do not reach their end. they remain halfway. But this also means that they never stop beginning over again, even if this means that the actors change. This is the realism of revolt, an inexplicable realism, one that demands … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: Reflections on equality and emancipation

“Autonomy” has been a key concept in modern emancipatory politics. But it must be understood correctly. It does not mean the autonomous power of a subject as opposed to external forces: it means a form of thinking, practice and organization … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: The anarchy of democracy

During the French presidential campaign, the candidates and the media saturated the environment with references to the “people”.  Before the final results, on the 7th of May, the journal Ballast conducted an interview with Jacques Rancière on the use and … Continue reading

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Shards of time amid spaces of rebellion

This essay is the child of an earlier reflection on time and revolution, as well as of work on the 15th of May movement in spain, Pasolini and anti-fascism, and other essays posted on Autonomies, from which it borrows generously. … Continue reading

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