1. Research Library

        Aesthetics and Its Discontents

        Jacques Rancière

        Polity Press 2009

        ISBN 9780745646312

      1. An argument about the linkages between aesthetics and artistic practice, in which Rancière argues for an understanding of art’s place in its ‘historical regime of identification’ where the autonomy of art is a heavily contested concept. He also considers the fundamentally social dimension of art (participating as it does in collective life) and asks how we might conceive of a critical art today.