Radical History and the Politics of Art

Serie: New Directions in Critical Theory 29

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"The scope, precision, and flow of these interviews, as well as the significance and range of the thinkers, make this volume a valuable contribution to critical theory and the philosophy of culture." -- Alia Al-Saji, McGill University

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Acknowledgments Introduction: Art and Politics in the Time of Radical History Part I. Historical Encounters Between Art and Politics 1. For a Radical Historicist Analytic of Aesthetic and Political Practices 2. Realism, Formalism, Commitment: Three Historic Positions on Art and Politics Part II. Visions of the Avant-Garde 3. The Theoretical Destiny of the Avant-Garde 4. Toward a Reconsideration of Avant-Garde Practices Part III. The Politics of Aesthetics 5. The Silent Revolution: Ranciere's Rethinking of Aesthetics and Politics 6. Productive Contradictions: From Ranciere's Politics of Aesthetics to the Social Politicity of the Arts Part IV. The Social Politicity of Aesthetic Practices 7. The Politicity of 'Apolitical' Art: A Pragmatic Intervention Into the Art of the Cold War 8. Rethinking the Politics of Aesthetic Practices: Advancing the Critique of the Ontological Illusion and the Talisman Complex Conclusion: Radical Art and Politics-No End in Sight Notes Index

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Gabriel Rockhill is associate professor of philosophy at Villanova University, Directeur de programme at the College International de Philosophie, and director of the Critical Theory Workshop in Paris, France. He is the author of Logique de l'histoire: pour une analytique des pratiques philosophiques and coeditor and contributor to Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues, Jacques Ranciere: History, Politics, Aesthetics, and Technologies de controle dans la mondialisation: enjeux politiques, ethiques et esthetiques.