Proletarian Nights

The Workers' Dream in Nineteenth-Century France
Author(s): Jacques Ranciere
Original Publish Date: Apr 08, 2014
Product Number: EB00208356
Released: Apr 08, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781844678495
Publisher: Verso
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Proletarian Nights, previously published in English as Nights of Labor and one of Ranciere's most important works, dramatically reinterprets the Revolution of 1830, contending that workers were not rebelling against specific hardships and conditions but against the unyielding predetermination of their lives. Through a study of worker-run newspapers, letters, journals, and worker-poetry, Ranciere reveals the contradictory and conflicting stories that challenge the coherence of these statements celebrating labor. This updated edition includes a new preface by the author, revisiting the work twenty years since its first publication in France.