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Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique

Essays in Honor of Nancy Fraser



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This edited collection examines the relationship between three central terms-capitalism, feminism, and critique-while critically celebrating the work and life of a thinker who has done the most to address this nexus: Nancy Fraser. In honor of her seventieth birthday, and in the spirit of her work in the tradition of critical theory, this collection brings together scholars from different disciplines and theoretical approaches to address this conjunction and evaluate Fraser's lifelong contributions to theorizing it. Scholars from philosophy, political science, sociology, gender studies, race theory and economics come together to think through the vicissitudes of capitalism and feminism while also responding to different elements of Nancy Fraser's work, which weaves together a strong feminist standpoint with a vibrant and complex critique of capitalism. Going beyond conventional disciplinary distinctions and narrow debates, all the contributors to this project share a commitment to critically understanding the connection between capitalism, exploitation, and the viable roads for emancipation. They recover insights provided by classical traditions of political and social thought, but they also open new research directions adapted to the global challenges of our time.

Author Biography

Banu Bargu is Associate Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research, USA. She is the author of Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons (2014), which received APSA's First Book Prize given by the Foundations of Political Theory section and was named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 by Choice. Chiara Bottici is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, USA. She is the author of Imaginal Politics: Images beyond Imagination and The Imaginary (2014), A Philosophy of Political Myth (2007), and Uomini e stati. Percorsi di un'analogia (2004), which was published in English as Men and States (2009).
Release date NZ
July 12th, 2017
Edited by Banu Bargu Edited by Chiara Bottici
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2017
VIII, 323 p.
Springer International Publishing AG
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