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Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the "Postsocialist" Condition Hardcover – January 2, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0415917940 ISBN-10: 0415917948
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What Fraser does throughout the book, and it is a great achievement indeed, is to identify a series of unproductive divisions--between critical theory and poststructuralism, socioeconomic analysis and cultural analysis, the politics of distribution and the politics of recognition, equality and difference--and attempt to construct a more integrative approach....
SIGNS, Summer 2002

Justice Interruptus is a timely and important book that will no doubt provoke much discussion and reflection.
Contemporary Sociology

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

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (January 2, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415917948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415917940
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lalalalaura on April 12, 2000
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In this collection of essays, Nancy Fraser makes equally strong political and scholarly contributions. Arguing that "postsocialism" leaves the left lacking in utopian vision, she begins by attempting to formulate such a vision. Rather than choosing to focus on the goal of recognition or that of redistribution (put another way, on cultural or social issues), she argues that any effective leftist politics must work for both simultaneously. Throughout the book she maintains this balance between cultural and social concerns and strategies for change. The result is both politically inspiring and intellectually stimulating.
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