Winner - AERA 2011 Outstanding Book Award Jacques Ranciere: Education, Truth, Emancipation demonstrates the importance of Ranciere's work for educational theory, and in turn, it shows just how central Ranciere's educational thought is to his work in political theory and aesthetics. Charles Bingham and Gert Biesta illustrate brilliantly how philosophy can benefit from Ranciere's particular way of thinking about education, and go on to offer their own provocative account of the relationship between education, truth, and emancipation. Including a new essay by Ranciere himself, this book is a must-read for scholars of social theory and all who profess to educate.
Gert Biesta is Professor of Education at The Stirling Institute of Education, University of Stirling, UK, and Visiting Professor of Education and Democratic Citizenship at Malardalen University, Sweden. He is editor-in-chief of Studies in Philosophy and Education. His publications include Derrida, Deconstruction and the Politics of Pedagogy (with Michael A. Peters, Peter Lang, 2009), Beyond Learning: Democratic Education for a Human Future (Paradigm Publishers, 2006), Pragmatism and Educational Research (with Nicholas C. Burbules, Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) and Derrida and Education (co-edited with Denise Egea-Kuehne, Routledge, 2001). Jacques Ranciere taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Charles Bingham is Associate Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is the author of Authority is Relational (SUNY Press, 2008) and Schools of Recognition (Roman and Littlefield, 2001) and co-editor of No Education Without Relation (Peter Lang, 2004).