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

  title={Proletarian Nights: The Workers' Dream in Nineteenth-Century France},
  author={Jacques Ranci{\'e}re},
Proletarian Nights, one of Ranciere's most significant 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. In this new edition, Ranciere has… Expand
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