SIGNS, Summer 2002
Justice Interruptus is a timely and important book that will no doubt provoke much discussion and reflection.
Through a penetrating series of interventions in contemporary debates in social and political thought, Nancy Fraser tries to overcome the false oppositions of what she names 'our post-socialist condition.' Arguing that the separation of struggles for recognition of diverse identities from struggles for distribution of material goods and services is a false juxtaposition, she attempts to show how the 'social' and the 'cultural' left can once more come together around common goals.
Seyla Benhabib, Harvard University
This collection of articles forms a highly innovative and original endeavor to 'interrupt' the conventional discussion on justice by questioning both our underlying interpretation of specific needs and desires, and our normative concepts and notions. Thus, we come much closer to an idea of what it could mean under 'postsocialist' conditions to treat different groups or individuals equally.
Axel Honneth, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat
Nancy Fraser is one of the most creative social philosophers and critical theorists of her generation. This book is vintage Fraser--historically grounded, theoretically advanced and politically progressive.
Cornel West, Harvard University