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Shaw, Devin Z.
"Reading Ranciere's Disagreement today: Politics, policing, and the extreme right"
Conference paper presented at The Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy (CSCP)annual conference November 15-17 (2018), Calgary, Alberta. In this talk I revisit Rancière’s politics as it is set forth in his landmark book Disagreement (1995). I argue that his politics involves a practice of both the symbolization of equality and the subversion or destruction of hierarchical relations of force or command that implement oppressive social relations. Then, I will argue that, by emphasizing the way that egalitarian politics combats reified structures of command, coercion, force, or violence, we can draw a sharp opposition between our egalitarian politics and the so-called “political” mobilization of the extreme right, which, on Rancière’s account, would be a form policing rather than politics.
Full text of this conference talk is embargoed until publication of larger article in Parrhesia: Journal of Critical Philosophy.
Political science--PhilosophyRanciere, Jacques--Criticism and interpretationEquality--Analysis