Books written by Jacques Rancière


Verso Books | June 4, 2013 | 304 pages
Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis–Rancière's definitive statement on the aesthetic–takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a... More Info

Democracy in What State?

June 12, 2012 | 144 pages
"Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?" In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy, along with its critical weaknesses, and reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural... More Info

The Intellectual and His People

Verso Books | June 19, 2012 | 176 pages
Rethinking the role of the radical public intellectual.  More Info

Proletarian Nights

Verso Books | April 17, 2012 | 448 pages
A classic text by Ranciere on the intellectual thought of French workers in the 19th century.  More Info