Rancière's lessons in failure

Nancy Luxon

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With this review article, I evaluate Samuel Chambers's The Lessons of Rancière. Central to Rancière's corpus - and to Chambers's evaluation of this work - is the claim that frictive pedagogies can lead to a more radical emancipation by preparing for movements disruptive to politics. In analyzing the connections between pedagogy, emancipation, and movement, I question whether these concepts have been adequately conceived so as to contribute to collective political movements. I conclude by considering how these concepts might be revised and extended so as to sharpen their political effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-407
Number of pages16
JournalPhilosophy and Rhetoric
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Emancipation
  • Equality
  • Pedagogy
  • Political movement
  • Rancière

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