Refuting the argument to choose between "the politics of recognition" and the "politics of redistribution," Justice Interruptus integrates the best aspects of both. ********************************************************* ** What does it mean to think critically about politics at a time when inequality is increasing worldwide, when struggles for the recognition of difference are eclipsing struggles for social equality, and when we lack any credible vision of an alternative to the present order? Philosopher Nancy Fraser claims that the key is to overcome the false oppositions of "postsocialist" commonsense. Refuting the view that we must choose between "the politics of recognition" and the "politics of redistribution," Fraser argues for an integrative approach that encompasses the best aspects of both.

chapter |8 pages


Justice Interruptus

part |58 pages

Redistribution and Recognition

chapter |29 pages

From Redistribution to Recognition?

Dilemmas of Justice in a “Postsocialist” Age

chapter |26 pages

After the Family Wage

A Postindustrial Thought Experiment

part |104 pages

Public Spheres, Genealogies, and Symbolic Orders

chapter |30 pages

Rethinking the Public Sphere

A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy

chapter |22 pages

Sex, Lies, and the Public Sphere

Reflections on the Confirmation of Clarence Thomas

chapter |29 pages

A Genealogy of ‘Dependency'

Tracing a Keyword of the U.S. Welfare State

chapter |20 pages

Structuralism or Pragmatics?

On Discourse Theory and Feminist Politics

part |65 pages

Feminist Interventions

chapter |16 pages

Multiculturalism, Antiessentialism, and Radical Democracy

A Genealogy of the Current Impasse in Feminist Theory

chapter |17 pages

Culture, Political Economy, and Difference

On Iris Young's Justice and the Politics of Difference

chapter |17 pages

False Antitheses

A Response to Seyla Benhabib and Judith Butler

chapter |11 pages

Beyond the Master/Subject Model

On Carole Pateman's The Sexual Contract