© 2008 – Routledge
224 pages | 1 B/W Illus.
Nancy Fraser’s work provides a theory of justice from multiple perspectives which has created a powerful frame for the analysis of political, moral and pragmatic dilemmas in an era of global capitalism and cultural pluralism. It has been developed through dialogue with key contemporary thinkers, including an extended critical exchange with Axel Honneth that touches importantly upon the work of the late Pierre Bourdieu on social suffering. All the essays collected here engage with the work of one or both of these thinkers’. They consider some of the conceptual and philosophical contentions that Fraser’s and Bourdieu’s models have provoked, and offer some compelling examples of their analytical power.
1. Introduction 2. Re-Faming Justice in a Globalizing World 3. Justice and the Public Sphere: The Dynamics of Nancy Fraser’s Critical Theory 4. Sexuality, Subjectivity and … Economics? 5. Nancy Fraser’s Theory of Justice: A ‘Sociologically Rich’ Model for a Global Capitalist Era? 6. Class, Moral Worth and Recognition 7. Feminist Critiques of Bourdieu: The Case of Social Capital 8. NQOC: Social Identity and Representation in British Politics 9. (Mis)-Recognition, Social Inequality and Social Justice: A Critical Social Policy Perspective 10. Needs, Rights and Transformations: The Adjudication of Social Rights in South Africa