The Ignorant Schoolmaster

Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation

Author: Jacques Rancière

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804718745

Category: Education

Page: 148

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"Recounts the story of Joseph Jacotot" -- vii.

From Barbie to Mortal Kombat

Gender and Computer Games

Author: Justine Cassell,Henry Jenkins

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262531689

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 4651

The contributors to From Barbie® to Mortal Kombat explore how assumptions about gender, games, and technology shape the design, development, and marketing of games as industry seeks to build the girl market.

Jacques Rancière

History, Politics, Aesthetics

Author: Gabriel Rockhill,Philip Watts

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822390930

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 5907

The French philosopher Jacques Rancière has influenced disciplines from history and philosophy to political theory, literature, art history, and film studies. His research into nineteenth-century workers’ archives, reflections on political equality, critique of the traditional division between intellectual and manual labor, and analysis of the place of literature, film, and art in modern society have all constituted major contributions to contemporary thought. In this collection, leading scholars in the fields of philosophy, literary theory, and cultural criticism engage Rancière’s work, illuminating its originality, breadth, and rigor, as well as its place in current debates. They also explore the relationships between Rancière and the various authors and artists he has analyzed, ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Flaubert, Rossellini, Auerbach, Bourdieu, and Deleuze. The contributors to this collection do not simply elucidate Rancière’s project; they also critically respond to it from their own perspectives. They consider the theorist’s engagement with the writing of history, with institutional and narrative constructions of time, and with the ways that individuals and communities can disturb or reconfigure what he has called the “distribution of the sensible.” They examine his unique conception of politics as the disruption of the established distribution of bodies and roles in the social order, and they elucidate his novel account of the relationship between aesthetics and politics by exploring his astute analyses of literature and the visual arts. In the collection’s final essay, Rancière addresses some of the questions raised by the other contributors and returns to his early work to provide a retrospective account of the fundamental stakes of his project. Contributors. Alain Badiou, Étienne Balibar, Bruno Bosteels, Yves Citton, Tom Conley, Solange Guénoun, Peter Hallward, Todd May, Eric Méchoulan, Giuseppina Mecchia, Jean-Luc Nancy, Andrew Parker, Jacques Rancière, Gabriel Rockhill, Kristin Ross, James Swenson, Rajeshwari Vallury, Philip Watts

Jacques Rancière

Author: Oliver Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745659136

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 8098

This book is a critical introduction to contemporary French philosopher Jacques Rancière. It is the first introduction in any language to cover all of his major work and offers an accessible presentation and searching evaluation of his significant contributions to the fields of politics, pedagogy, history, literature, film theory and aesthetics. This book traces the emergence of Rancière’s thought over the last forty-five years and situates it in the diverse intellectual contexts in which it intervenes. Beginning with his egalitarian critique of his former teacher Louis Althusser, the book tracks the subsequent elaboration of Rancière’s highly original conception of equality. This approach reveals that a grasp of his early archival and historiographical work is vital for a full understanding both of his later politics and his ongoing investigation of art and aesthetics. Along the way, this book explains and analyses key terms in Rancière’s very distinctive philosophical lexicon, including the ‘police’ order, ‘disagreement’, ‘political subjectivation’, ‘literarity’, the ‘part which has no part’, the ‘regimes of art’ and ‘the distribution of the sensory’. This book argues that Rancière’s work sets a new standard in contestatory critique and concludes by reflecting on the philosophical and policy implications of his singular project.

Teaching Transnational Cinema

Politics and Pedagogy

Author: Katarzyna Marciniak,Bruce Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317401069

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 4071

This collection of essays offers a pioneering analysis of the political and conceptual complexities of teaching transnational cinema in university classrooms around the world. In their exploration of a wide range of films from different national and regional contexts, contributors reflect on the practical and pedagogical challenges of teaching about immigrant identities, transnational encounters, foreignness, cosmopolitanism and citizenship, terrorism, border politics, legality and race. Probing the value of cinema in interdisciplinary academic study and the changing strategies and philosophies of teaching in the university, this volume positions itself at the cutting edge of transnational film studies.

Jacques Ranciere

Key Concepts

Author: Jean-Philippe Deranty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317492072

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Although relatively unknown a decade ago, the work of Jacques Ranciere is fast becoming a central reference in the humanities and social sciences. His thinking brings a fresh, innovative approach to many fields, notably the study of work, education, politics, literature, film, art, as well as philosophy. This is the first, full-length introduction to Ranciere's work and covers the full range of his contribution to contemporary thought, presenting in clear, succinct chapters the key concepts Ranciere has developed in his writings over the last forty years. Students new to Ranciere will find this work accessible and comprehensive, an ideal introduction to this major thinker. For readers already familiar with Ranciere, the in-depth analysis of each key concept, written by leading scholars, should provide an ideal reference.

Reading Ranciere

Critical Dissensus

Author: Paul Bowman,Richard Stamp

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441137815

Category: Philosophy

Page: 263

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Reading Rancière brings together leading international scholars in the first sustained critical exploration of Rancière's work on politics, aesthetics and philosophy in English.

Lehr-Performances

Filmische Inszenierungen des Lehrens

Author: Manuel Zahn,Karl-Josef Pazzini

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531940090

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 7318

Lassen sich in der Analyse von »Lehrer-Filmen« Teile bestimmter bildungspolitischer, gesellschaftlicher oder kultureller Diskurse freilegen? Ist der Film ein archäologisches Instrument, das durch audiovisuelle Bilder Imaginationsschichten des Lehrens abträgt? Die AutorInnen dieses Bandes betrachten und analysieren aus unterschiedlichen - nicht nur erziehungswissenschaftlichen - Perspektiven die Lehr- und Lehrerdarstellungen in internationalen Spielfilmen, in Fernsehfilmen und TV-Serien. Dabei erschließen sie eine Form der Empirie, die der Film in seiner fiktionalen Verdichtung gegenwärtiger Realität des Lehrens bietet. Durch den konsequenten und theoretisch vielfältigen Bezug auf das filmische Material entsteht ein methodisch interessanter und breiter Einstieg in die andauernde Diskussion um den Lehrerberuf, in historische Betrachtungen und systematische Fragen des Lehrens, des Lernens und ihrer Institutionen.

Beyond Bruce Lee

Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

Author: Paul Bowman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850360

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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In order to understand Bruce Lee, we must look beyond Bruce Lee to the artist's intricate cultural and historical contexts. This work begins by contextualising Lee, examining his films and martial arts work, and his changing cultural status within different times and places. The text examines Bruce Lee's films and philosophy in relation to the popular culture and cultural politics of the 1960s and 1970s, and it addresses the resurgence of his popularity in Hong Kong and China in the twenty-first century. The study also explores Lee's ongoing legacy and influence in the West, considering his function as a shifting symbol of ethnic politics and the ways in which he continues to inform Hollywood film-fight choreography. Beyond Bruce Lee ultimately argues Lee is best understood in terms of "cultural translation" and that his interventions and importance are ongoing.

The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art

Embodied Research and Practice

Author: Charles R. Garoian

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438445474

Category: Art

Page: 198

View: 7955

Uses autobiographical and cultural narratives related to art research and practice to explore, experiment, and improvise multiple correspondences between and among learners’ own lived experiences and understandings, and those of others.

Childhood, Education and Philosophy

New ideas for an old relationship

Author: Walter Kohan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317658450

Category: Education

Page: 116

View: 7049

This book explores the idea of a childlike education and offers critical tools to question traditional forms of education, and alternative ways to understand and practice the relationship between education and childhood. Engaging with the work of Michel Foucault, Jacques Rancière, Giorgio Agamben and Simón Rodríguez, it contributes to the development of a philosophical framework for the pedagogical idea at the core of the book, that of a childlike education. Divided into two parts, the book introduces innovative ideas through philosophical argument and discussion, challenging existing understandings of what it means to teach or to form a child, and putting into question the idea of education as a process of formation. The first part of the book consists of a dialogue with a number of interlocutors in order to develop an original conception of education. The second part presents the idea of a childlike education, beginning with a discussion of the relationships between childhood and philosophy, and followed by a critique of the place of philosophical experience in a childhood of education. Instead of asking how philosophy might educate childhood, this book raises the question of how childhood might educate philosophy. It will be of key value to researchers, educators and postgraduate students in the fields of education and the human sciences.

Badiou and Cinema

Author: Alex Ling

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Alex Ling employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou, and examples ranging from Hiroshima mon amour to Vertigo to The Matrix, to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship: 'can cinema be thought?'.

Ranciere Now

Author: Oliver Davis

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745662579

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 8013

The French philosopher Jacques Rancière is well known across the world for his groundbreaking contributions to aesthetic and political theory and for his radical rethinking of the question of equality. This much-needed new collection situates Rancière's thought in a range of practical and theoretical contexts. These specially commissioned essays cover the complete history of Rancière's work and reflect its interdisciplinary reach. They span his early historical research of the 1960s and '70s, his celebrated critique of pedagogy and his later political theory of dissensus and disagreement, as well as his ongoing analysis of literature and 'the aesthetic regime of art'. Rancière's resistance to psychoanalytic thinking is also explored, as are his most recent publications on film and film theory. Contributors include Tom Conley, Carolyn Steedman, Geneviève Fraisse, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jeremy Lane, and many more. The book also includes a brand new interview with Rancière, reflecting on his intellectual project and developing new lines of thought from his latest major work, Aisthesis. Rancière Now will be essential reading for students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences; it will stimulate and inspire discussion of Rancière’s work for years to come.

Jacques Ranciere: An Introduction

Author: Joseph J. Tanke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441135049

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Jacques Rancière: An Introduction offers the first comprehensive introduction to the thought of one of today's most important and influential theorists. Joseph Tanke situates Rancière's distinctive approach against the backdrop of Continental philosophy and extends his insights into current discussions of art and politics. Tanke explains how Rancière's ideas allow us to understand art as having a deeper social role than is customarily assigned to it, as well as how political opposition can be revitalized. The book presents Rancière's body of work as a coherent whole, tracing key notions such as the distribution of the sensible, the aesthetics of politics, and the supposition of equality from his earliest writings through to his most recent interventions. Tanke concludes with a series of critical questions for Rancière's work, indicating how contemporary thought might proceed after its encounter with him. The book provides readers new to Rancière with a clear overview of his enormous intellectual output. Engaging with many un-translated and unpublished sources, the book will also be of interest to Rancière's long-time readers.

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

Author: D. C. Phillips

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483364755

Category: Education

Page: 952

View: 413

Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.