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Art, Politics and Rancière: Broken Perceptions

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2018.03.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tina Chanter, Art, Politics and Rancière: Broken Perceptions, Bloomsbury, 2018, 180pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 97810472510563. Reviewed by Joseph Tanke, University of Hawaii, Mānoa Tina Chanter attempts to open an important and much-needed dialogue between Jacques Rancière and theorists of race and gender. Chanter suggests that not only are race and gender largely absent from Rancière's writings, but that his various analyses of politics, art, and the intersections between aesthetics and politics more generally are hampered by this blindspot. However, far from disqualifying Rancière's conception of politics, Chanter's investigations seem to confirm the viability of Rancière's framework, not only for its ability to accommodate struggles against racial and gender-based discrimination but indeed to actively facilitate these movements. Chanter's major claim is that Rancière's account of politics (i.e., democracy). . .

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