Power, Discourse and Gender in Contemporary Social Theory
By (author) Nancy Fraser
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Unruly Practices by Nancy Fraser
Book DescriptionUnruly Practices brings together a series of widely discussed essays in feminism and social theory. Read together, they constitute a sustained critical encounter with leading European and American approaches to social theory. In addition, Nancy Fraser develops a new and original socialist--feminist critical theory that overcomes many of the limitations of current alternatives. First, in a series of critical essays, she deploys philosophical and literary techniques to assess the work of Michael Foucault, the French deconstructionists, Richard Rorty, and Jurgen Habermas. Then, in a group of constructive essays, she incorporates their respective strengths in a new critical theory of late--capitalist political culture. Fraser breaks new ground methodologically by integrating the previously divergent insights of poststructuralism, critical social theory, feminist theory, and pragmatism. Thematically, she deals with varied forms of dominance and subordination in modern, industrial, late--capitalist societies. These themes are integrated in an original theory of a the politics of need interpretation.a This concept becomes the linchpin of the socialist--feminist critical theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745603919
(215mm x 143mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 26-Jan-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nancy Fraser
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* Nancy Fraser is one of the world s leading social and political theorists and is very well known for her work in critical theory and feminist theory.
Fortunes of Feminism, Paperback (April 2013)
Charts the history of women's liberation and calls for a revitalized feminism.
Scales of Justice, Paperback (November 2008)
This is a major new book by one of the leading figures in feminist social and political theory. The author is very well known internationally and is widely regarded as one of the top figures in the field. Nancy Fraser is famous for her theory of justice which combines traditional concerns of redistribution with new concerns of recognition.
Justice Interruptus, Hardback (March 1997)» View all books by Nancy Fraser
Diagnoses the contemporary "post-socialist" condition and provides a new framework for theories of Utopia and justice.
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Author Biography - Nancy Fraser
Nancy Fraser is affiliated to Northwestern University, where she is Professor of Philosophy, a Fellow of the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, and also an affiliate of the Womena s Studies Program.
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