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The Resource Aesthetics and its discontents, Jacques Rancière ; translated by Steven Corcoran

Aesthetics and its discontents, Jacques Rancière ; translated by Steven Corcoran

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Aesthetics and its discontents
Title
Aesthetics and its discontents
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Rancière ; translated by Steven Corcoran
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Only yesterday aesthetics stood accused of concealing cultural games of social distinction. Now it is considered a parasitic discourse from which artistic practices must be freed. But aesthetics is not a discourse. It is an historical regime for the identification of art. This regime is paradoxical, because it founds the autonomy of art only at the price of suppressing the boundaries separating its practices and its objects from those of everyday life and of making free aesthetic play into the promise of a new revolution. Aesthetics is not a politics by accident but in essence. But this politics operates in the unresolved tension between two opposed forms of politics: the first consists in transforming art into forms of collective life, the second in preserving from all forms of militant or commercial compromise the autonomy that makes it a promise of emancipation. This constitutive tension sheds light on the paradoxes and transformations of critical art. It also makes it possible to understand why today's calls to free art from aesthetics are misguided and lead to a smothering of both aesthetics and politics in ethics
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UKM
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Malaise dans l'esthétique
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Rancière, Jacques
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aesthetics
  • Art and philosophy
  • Art
  • Art and morals
Label
Aesthetics and its discontents, Jacques Rancière ; translated by Steven Corcoran
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in French as Malaise dans l'esthétique, 2004, Editions Galilée
  • "...English edition (with minor revisions)"--t.p. verso
  • Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Politics of Aesthetics.
  • p. 17
  • Aesthetics as Politics.
  • p. 19
  • Problems and Transformations of Critical Art.
  • p. 45
  • Antinomies of Modernism.
  • p. 61
  • Alain Badiou's Inaesthetics: the Torsions of Modernism.
  • p. 63
  • Lyotard and the Aesthetics of the Sublime: a Counter-reading of Kant.
  • p. 88
  • Ethical Turn of Aesthetics and Politics.
  • p. 107
  • Ethical Turn of Aesthetics and Politics.
  • p. 109
  • Index.
  • p. 133
Control code
UCD-003092561
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
143 p.
Isbn
9780745646312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Aesthetics and its discontents, Jacques Rancière ; translated by Steven Corcoran
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in French as Malaise dans l'esthétique, 2004, Editions Galilée
  • "...English edition (with minor revisions)"--t.p. verso
  • Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Politics of Aesthetics.
  • p. 17
  • Aesthetics as Politics.
  • p. 19
  • Problems and Transformations of Critical Art.
  • p. 45
  • Antinomies of Modernism.
  • p. 61
  • Alain Badiou's Inaesthetics: the Torsions of Modernism.
  • p. 63
  • Lyotard and the Aesthetics of the Sublime: a Counter-reading of Kant.
  • p. 88
  • Ethical Turn of Aesthetics and Politics.
  • p. 107
  • Ethical Turn of Aesthetics and Politics.
  • p. 109
  • Index.
  • p. 133
Control code
UCD-003092561
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
143 p.
Isbn
9780745646312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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