Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics

9781517901820: Paperback
Release Date: 26th September 2016

2 b-w illustrations

Dimensions: 127 x 178

Number of Pages: 76

Series Forerunners: Ideas First

University of Minnesota Press

Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics

Paperback / £6.99

Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics is an invitation to culture makers, political thinkers of all kinds, and everyday spectators to reconsider their love of the world of appearances. Inspired by Jacques Rancière’s Ten Theses on Politics and work by Hannah Arendt, Stanley Cavell, and Roland Barthes, Davide Panagia offers conceptual provocations that emphasize the sense of conviction one has when facing the frictions of aesthetic experience. Rooted in varied and variable experiences of border crossings, Panagia invites readers to reflect on the relational practices that appearances engender.

Forerunners: Ideas First is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital publications. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

Davide Panagia is associate professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles.