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Proletarian Nights: The Workers' Dream in Nineteenth-Century France #2020

Proletarian Nights The Workers Dream in Nineteenth Century France Proletarian Nights previously published in English as Nights of Labor and one of Ranci re s most important works dramatically reinterprets the Revolution of contending that workers were not re

  • Title: Proletarian Nights: The Workers' Dream in Nineteenth-Century France
  • Author: Jacques Rancière
  • ISBN: 9781844677788
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Proletarian Nights: The Workers' Dream in Nineteenth-Century France By Jacques Rancière, Proletarian Nights, previously published in English as Nights of Labor and one of Ranci re 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, andProletarian Nights, previously published in English as Nights of Labor and one of Ranci re 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, Ranci re 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.

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    1 thought on “Proletarian Nights: The Workers' Dream in Nineteenth-Century France

    1. An excellent example of labor history that manages to capture the experiences, ideas and dreams of working people Some might be turned off by a structure that meanders down paths that do not seem to have conclusions, but maybe we should all be so bold as to follow thoughts that lack a definitive narrative.

    2. Largo y complicado Un poco m s de lo necesario Sin embargo, retrato interesante del movimiento saintsimoniano, el fourierismo y toda la radicalidad previa a 1848 Paralelo en esentido a la Historia de las utop as de Lewis Mumford y la Formaci n hist rica de la clase trabajadora en Inglaterra de E.P Thompson.

    3. Proletarian Nights is a book made up of a series of paraphrasing, quotations and summaries of worker writings to make up a history from below There are coherent thematic blocks but they are not strictly contained within the chapters Themes are woven through studies of three experiments in worker association in or out of mid C19th France The religion of Saint Simonianism segues into a consideration of the phenomena of Worker Associations after 1848 and then we read on to a final chapter on the Ut [...]

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