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Uncertain Times

Ranciere, Jacques

Übersetzt von Brown, Andrew

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1. Auflage Februar 2024
154 Seiten, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-5095-5867-4
John Wiley & Sons

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The global triumph of democracy was announced thirty years ago, promising an age of consensus in which the dispassionate consideration of objective problems would give birth to a world at peace. Today, these grand hopes lie in ruins, and the era touted as new has turned out to be remarkably similar to the old order. To understand why this might be so, we need to examine the nature of the consensus itself, which is not the peace that it promised but rather the map of a territory on which new forms of warfare are being waged. The objective reality that imposed itself at the end of the 1990s was an absolutized and globalized capitalism which has produced ever more inequality, exclusion and hate.

In this book Jacques Rancière delivers a frank and piercing critique of the globalized capitalist consensus. The invasion of Iraq, the riots on Capitol Hill and the rise of the European far right all attest to the true nature of this consensus, as does the current state-sanctioned racism which exploits the disenchanted progressive tradition and is led by an intelligentsia that claims to be left-wing. At the same time, Rancière praises the dynamism of social movements which affirm the power of the assembly of equals and its capacity for worldmaking: autonomous protest collectives have proven themselves capable of opening breaches in the consensual order and challenging the post-1989 system of domination.

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The global triumph of democracy was announced thirty years ago, promising an age of consensus in which the dispassionate consideration of objective problems would give birth to a world at peace. Today, these grand hopes lie in ruins, and the era touted as new has turned out to be remarkably similar to the old order. To understand why this might be so, we need to examine the nature of the consensus itself, which is not the peace that it promised but rather the map of a territory on which new forms of warfare are being waged. The objective reality that imposed itself at the end of the 1990s was an absolutized and globalized capitalism which has produced ever more inequality, exclusion and hate.

In this book Jacques Rancière delivers a frank and piercing critique of the globalized capitalist consensus. The invasion of Iraq, the riots on Capitol Hill and the rise of the European far right all attest to the true nature of this consensus, as does the current state-sanctioned racism which exploits the disenchanted progressive tradition and is led by an intelligentsia that claims to be left-wing. At the same time, Rancière praises the dynamism of social movements which affirm the power of the assembly of equals and its capacity for worldmaking: autonomous protest collectives have proven themselves capable of opening breaches in the consensual order and challenging the post-1989 system of domination.

Preface

Part One. The violence of consensus
Chapter One. The new racism: a passion from above
Chapter Two. A modest proposal to help the victims
Chapter Three. An elusive populism
Chapter Four. Unravelling the confusions serving the dominant order
Chapter Five. On freedom of expression
Chapter Six. The Hatred of Equality
Chapter Seven. Fools and sages. Reflections on the end of the Trump presidency
Chapter Eight. A golden opportunity? Reflections in the time of lockdown

Part Two. Moments of democracy
Chapter Nine. The pandemic and inequality
Chapter Ten. Interpreting the event 68: politics, philosophy, sociology
Chapter Eleven. Occupation
Chapter Twelve. Nuit Debout: Desire for Community or Egalitarian Invention?
Chapter Thirteen. The virtues of the inexplicable. On the Gilets Jaunes
Chapter Fourteen. Beyond the hatred of democracy
Chapter Fifteen. Speech at the assembly of railway workers

Notes
'One of our most original radical philosophers explores why the post-Cold War consensus anticipating global liberal democracy unfolded its opposite. Critically interrogating idioms of populism, secularism, class struggle, democracy, and more, this timely and brilliant collection tracks the domination in consensus itself, placing all bets for an emancipatory, egalitarian future on uprisings that break it.'
Wendy Brown, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Jacques Rancière is a leading French philosopher and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Paris-St. Denis. He is the author of many books on politics and aesthetics including Hatred of Democracy, The Emancipated Spectator, The Politics of Literature and The Edges of Fiction.