Category Archives: aesthetics

Jacques Rancière – The Politics of Aesthetics

Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible, Continuum, 2004. For Rancière, aesthetics means “a specific regime for identifying and reflecting on the arts: a mode of articulation between ways of doing and making, their corresponding forms

Jacques Rancière – The Politics of Aesthetics

Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible, Continuum, 2004. For Rancière, aesthetics means “a specific regime for identifying and reflecting on the arts: a mode of articulation between ways of doing and making, their corresponding forms

Aesthetic Conflicts in Psychoanalysis and (Novel) Education

Deborah P. Britzman, Novel Education: Psychoanalytic Studies of Learning and Not Learning What is the relationship between psychoanalysis and education? Why does Britzman connect or arrange in parallel these two (or more) ways of presentation in terms of storytelling – whether

Aesthetic Conflicts in Psychoanalysis and (Novel) Education

Deborah P. Britzman, Novel Education: Psychoanalytic Studies of Learning and Not Learning What is the relationship between psychoanalysis and education? Why does Britzman connect or arrange in parallel these two (or more) ways of presentation in terms of storytelling – whether

Pierre Bourdieu – Distinction: Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction: Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, Harvard UP, 1984. My impression of Bourdieu’s Distinction is that his radical social theory of class differentiation does not leave any room for subjective position, focusing on the deepest objectification of

Pierre Bourdieu – Distinction: Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction: Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, Harvard UP, 1984. My impression of Bourdieu’s Distinction is that his radical social theory of class differentiation does not leave any room for subjective position, focusing on the deepest objectification of

Elspeth Probyn – Outside Belongings

Elspeth Probyn, Outside Belongings, Routledge, 1996. What is the ‘outside belongings’? What does Probyn try to describe with the notion? How do the ‘outside’ and the ‘belongings’ comes together and why? To begin with, instead of identity politics, Probyn defines

Elspeth Probyn – Outside Belongings

Elspeth Probyn, Outside Belongings, Routledge, 1996. What is the ‘outside belongings’? What does Probyn try to describe with the notion? How do the ‘outside’ and the ‘belongings’ comes together and why? To begin with, instead of identity politics, Probyn defines

Guy Debord – The Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle It is not so usual to meet an author who engages himself in a single theme explaining everything about it even by focusing on its negative aspects. Among others, there is Nietzsche who

Guy Debord – The Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle It is not so usual to meet an author who engages himself in a single theme explaining everything about it even by focusing on its negative aspects. Among others, there is Nietzsche who

Anthony Giddens – The Transformation of Intimacy

Anthony Giddens, The Transformation of Intimacy: Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Society, Stanford UP, 1992. It is an interesting idea that romantic love is a product of modernity – or, at least, was accompanied with the process of modernization.

Anthony Giddens – The Transformation of Intimacy

Anthony Giddens, The Transformation of Intimacy: Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Society, Stanford UP, 1992. It is an interesting idea that romantic love is a product of modernity – or, at least, was accompanied with the process of modernization.

W.J.T. Mitchell – What Do Pictures Want?

W.J.T. Mitchell, “The Surplus Value of Images” + “Showing Seeing” in What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images, U of Chicago Press, 2005. What Mitchell is trying to explain in “The Surplus Value of Images” is the

W.J.T. Mitchell – What Do Pictures Want?

W.J.T. Mitchell, “The Surplus Value of Images” + “Showing Seeing” in What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images, U of Chicago Press, 2005. What Mitchell is trying to explain in “The Surplus Value of Images” is the