Jacques Rancière and the politics of art cinema

Harvey, James (2018) Jacques Rancière and the politics of art cinema. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474423786

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Abstract

Analyses of Rancière’s philosophy and its potential for understanding the conversation between contemporary politics and art cinema.

In Jacques Rancière and the Politics of Art Cinema, James Harvey contends that Rancière’s writing allows us to broach art and politics on the very same terms: each involves the visible and the invisible, the heard and unheard, and the distribution of bodies in a perceivable social order. Between making, performing, viewing and sharing films, a space is constructed for tracing and realigning the margins of society, allowing us to consider the potential of cinema to create new political subjects. Drawing on case studies of films including Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Climates and John Akomfrah’s The Nine Muses, this books asks to what extent is politics shaping art cinema? And, in turn, could art cinema possibly affect the political structure of the world as we know it?

Key Features
- Collates an eminent body of thought towards a new way of thinking about politics in cinema
- Brings together a number of major auteurs across the contemporary global art cinema scene
- Presents broad and informed social and historical analysis through close analysis of specific films
- The first book-length engagement with Rancière’s thought in relation to cinema

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Aesthetics, film-philosophy, Jacques Rancière
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Tyrone Knight
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 13:28
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2021 13:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/96393
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