Category Archives: Ranciere

An Application of Ranciere

During the course of my studies of political science here at Eastman, a hand full of concepts have immediately become readily applicable to the world around me. The most recent was during our study of Ranciere, and in particular his … Continue reading

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Politics in Russia’s Parliamentary Elections

http://www.npr.org/2011/12/05/143146036/russian-voters-send-putin-a-message To summarize for everyone who won’t read through the entire article (it isn’t that short actually, so I would encourage you to just skim it… it’s actually probably shorter than this blog post will be), this news piece unconsciously … Continue reading

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The Occupy Movement: Get onboard now!!!

The time has come for me to address the massive elephant in the room that we call American politics. There is presently a no more divisive issue in this country, even though people should, for the most part, be on … Continue reading

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“Move along; there’s nothing to see here” (or, some Rancière-inspired thoughts on the current “Occupy” protests)

Rancière’s teacher (with whom, you’ll recall, he broke after 1968 rebellions) Louis Althusser is famous for arguing that social practices and ideologies create a particular form of subjectivity. For Althusser, the paradigmatic example of this is when the police officer … Continue reading

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Ranciere in contemporary politics

A couple of news items caught my attention today. First, I direct your attention to this New York Post headline and description of the Occupy Wall Street protests. The article compares the protesters with animals and the protest itself as … Continue reading

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