(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

“Partitioning the sensible” at Park 51 : Rancière, islamophobia, and common politics

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RUEZ D. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, ETATS-UNIS


This paper uses Jacques Rancière's conception of the partition of the sensible to interrogate the aesthetic regimes and spatial coordinates that animated public debate about Park 51—the Islamic community center near the World Trade Center site in Manhattan. At stake in these debates, which turned on different understandings of the distance that separated the proposed center from the WTC site, is the relationship between American Muslims and the narratives of trauma constructed around the September 11th attacks. I conclude by exploring the projects proposed by Park 51 organizers as potential sites of everyday micropolitics that could subtly “jolt” existing orders in the interest of reconfiguring the “common sense” of a community


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no5 [pp. 1128-1147]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 1 ill.



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