Review of Jacques Rancière, by Davis, O.
Lambert, Cath (2011) Review of Jacques Rancière, by Davis, O. The Sociological Review, Vol.59 (No.2). pp. 373-375. ISSN 0038-0261Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-954X.2011.02009_2...
This book will be an extremely welcome addition to the shelves of both
committed and aspirational scholars of Rancière. Critical interest in his work
has, as Oliver Davis notes in his Preface, ‘never been greater’ (p. vii). This
thorough, wide ranging text is therefore timely. Davis sets out his contribution
as ‘the first book-length study by a single author, in any language, which is
devoted entirely to Rancière’s thought and engages with all his major interventions
in and across the field of politics, pedagogy, literature and aesthetics’
(p. vii) and characterises himself as an ‘aspiring explainer’, subject to the
customary dangers of ‘unbalanced enthusiasm’ in his promotion of Rancière’s
work. It is one of the book’s key strengths that the author does not succumb to
this but rather balances an appreciative analysis of Rancière’s unique interventions
with well supported criticisms of the omissions, possible mis-readings
and contradictions in the philosopher’s thinking. [...]
|Item Type:||Book Review|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Rancière, Jacques, Rancière, Jacques -- Philosophy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Sociological Review|
|Book Title:||Jacques Rancière|
|Official Date:||May 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 373-375|
Review of: Davis, O. (2010). Jacques Rancière. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Davis,O., (2009), ‘Rancière and Queer Theory: On Irritable Attachment’, Borderlands ejournal, 8
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