Proletarian Nights, one of Ranciere's most significant works, dramatically reinterprets the Revolution of 1830, contending
that workers were not rebelling against specific hardships and conditions but against the unyielding predetermination of their
lives. Through a study of worker-run newspapers, letters, journals, and worker-poetry, Ranciere reveals the contradictory
and conflicting stories that challenge the coherence of these statements celebrating labor. In this new edition, Ranciere
has written a new preface, revisiting the work twenty years since its first publication in French.