Jacques Ranciere

The philosopher and his poor

Tr. by J. Drury, C. Oster, and A. Parker. Durham, NC: Duke University Press2004 [1983].


There are no thieves in the city of sociologist-king, only the possessors and the dispossessed. (p. 186)

this is followed by a wonderful paragraph on the paradox of music opinion surveys (the source of Bourdieu's interpretation) that work, in their own practice, only to the extent that music is not experienced during the survey.

Thursday, March 16, 2006