Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the "postsocialist" Condition

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Philosophy - 241 pages
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Refuting the argument to choose between "the politics of recognition" and the "politics of redistribution," Justice Interruptus integrates the best aspects of both. ********************************************************* ** What does it mean to think critically about politics at a time when inequality is increasing worldwide, when struggles for the recognition of difference are eclipsing struggles for social equality, and when we lack any credible vision of an alternative to the present order? Philosopher Nancy Fraser claims that the key is to overcome the false oppositions of "postsocialist" commonsense. Refuting the view that we must choose between "the politics of recognition" and the "politics of redistribution," Fraser argues for an integrative approach that encompasses the best aspects of both.
  

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Review: Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the Postsocialist Condition: Rethinking Key Concepts of a Post-socialist Age

User Review  - Kristin Sinclair - Goodreads

thoughtfully written critical theory(ies) of justice that gave me quite a bit to think about. the book is more a collection of essays that sometimes reads disjointed. Read full review

Review: Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the Postsocialist Condition: Rethinking Key Concepts of a Post-socialist Age

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

A enjoyable range of essays on a range of issues, what I love is the constant attempt to evaluate theory in terms of its practical and emancipatory possibilities, can it in fact enable us to achieve ... Read full review

Contents

From Redistribution to Recognition?
11
Public Spheres Genealogies and Symbolic Orders
67
Structuralism or Pragmatics?
151
On Iris Youngs Justice and the Politics of Difference
189
A Response to Seyla Benhabib and Judith Butler
207
Index
237
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About the author (1997)

Nancy Fraser is Professor of Political Science in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. She is the author of Unruly Practices: Power, Discourse and Gender in Contemporary Social Theory (1989), the co-author of Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange (Routledge, 1994), and the co-editor of Revaluing French Feminism: Critical Essays on Difference, Agency, and Culture (1992).

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