Jacques Ranci re is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris-VIII. His books include The Politics of Aesthetics, On the Shores of Politics, Short Voyages to the Land of the People, The Nights of Labor, Staging the People, and The Emancipated Spectator. Gregory Elliott is a member of the editorial collective of Radical Philosophy and author of Althusser: The Detour of Theory and Labourism and the English Genius: The Strange Decay of Labour England?.
His art lies in the rigor of his argument--its careful, precise unfolding--and at the same time not treating his reader, whether university professor or unemployed actress, as an imbecile. --Kristin Ross In the face of impossible attempts to proceed with progressive ideas within the terms of postmodernist discourse, Ranci re shows a way out of the malaise. --Liam Gillick In our time of the disorientation of the left, his writings offer one of the few conceptualizations of how we are to continue to resist. --Slavoj i ek It's clear that Jacques Ranciere is relighting the flame that was extinguished for many--that is why he serves as such a signal reference today. --Thomas Hirschhorn Like all of Jacques Ranci re's texts, The Future of the Image is vertiginously precise. --Les Cahiers du Cinema