# A Thorn in the Side of Social History. Jacques Rancière and Les Révoltes logiques

Suter, Mischa. (2012) A Thorn in the Side of Social History. Jacques Rancière and Les Révoltes logiques. International Review of Social History, 57 (1). pp. 61-85.

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The article explores the intersection of history and politics in the works of French philosopher Jacques Ranciere, by focusing on the collectively edited journal Les Re ́voltes logiques (1975–1985). It argues that the historiographic project of Les Re ́voltes logiques took up specific forms of counter-knowledge that were embedded in radical left-wing politics of their day. It further traces both the engagement with historiography and the role of history in Ranciere’s later work after the dissolution of the journal. Its conclusion looks at certain shared interests between some of Rancie`re’s themes and some recent writing of social history.