Jacque Ranciere on Politics


JR: “Politics is not the exercise of power.”

S: What does that mean? What is politics then?

JR: “Politics ought to be defined on its own terms, a sa mode of acting put into practice by a specific kind of subject…

S: What is that Subject?

JR: ” it involves this subject in the form of a mode of relation that is its own.”

S:This is interesting. What is the mode of relation that is its own? What kind of mode? What kind of mode becomes the subject’s own?

JR: “Politics cannot be defined on the basis of any pre-existing subject.”

to be continued…