This book forms the first criticalstudy of Jacques Ranci re's impact and contribution to contemporary theoreticaland interdisciplinary studies. It showcases the work of leading scholars infields such as political theory, history and aesthetic theory; each of whom areuniquely situated to engage with the novelty of Ranci re's thinking withintheir respective fields. Each of the essays provides aninvestigation into the critical stance Ranci re takes towards hiscontemporaries, concentrating on the versatile application of his thought todiverse fields of study (including, political and education theory, cinemastudies, literary and aesthetic theory, and historical studies). The aim ofthis collection is to use the critical interventions Ranci re's writing makeson current topics and themes as a way of offering new critical perspectives onhis thought. Wielding their individual expertise, each contributor assesses hisperspectives and positions on thinkers and topics of contemporary importance.The edition includes a new essay by Jacques Ranci re, which charts thedifferent problems and motivations that have shaped his work.