Immigrants, Banlieues, and Dangerous Things: Ideology as an Aesthetic Affair
Article first published online: 22 MAY 2012
© 2012 The Author. Antipode© 2012 Antipode Foundation Ltd.
Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 23–42, January 2013
How to Cite
Dikeç, M. (2013), Immigrants, Banlieues, and Dangerous Things: Ideology as an Aesthetic Affair. Antipode, 45: 23–42. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.00999.x
- Issue published online: 13 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 22 MAY 2012
Abstract: This paper engages with the notion of ideology, bringing together Laclau's theorisation of the specificity of the ideological, and Rancière's notion of aesthetic regimes. Ideology, I argue, works through what it makes available to the senses and what it makes to make sense. It is in this sense that it is an aesthetic affair. This argument is illustrated with an account of the so-called “securitarian ideology” in France that characterises the repressive policies of the recent governments.