Time-Space and Politics in Understanding of Jacques Ranciere

Çokşen, Sibel
This study aims to analyze the relationship between politics and the configuration of time-space in Jacques Ranciere’s understanding. In Ranciere’s approach to politics, there is a different spatial and temporal perspective that has a direct impact on emancipation and equality. Time and space play an important role in political action. Therefore, political formulations are related to spatio-temporal constructions and theorizations. This dissertation is conducted to show that an emancipative political praxis is associated with subversion of meanings and structures of time and space in the form of “now and here”. By focusing on primary and secondary readings, I try to demonstrate that Rancierian politics provides new possibilities for temporality and spatiality.


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Citation Formats
S. Çokşen, “Time-Space and Politics in Understanding of Jacques Ranciere,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.