• Women of the World, Unite!: An Interview with Nancy Fraser

    Author(s):
    Christopher Joseph Helali (see profile)
    Contributor(s):
    Nancy Fraser
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Feminist Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Communism, Socialism, Feminism, Labor, History, Critical theory
    Item Type:
    Interview
    Tag(s):
    Marxism, Transnational feminism, Labor history
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/d3cd-4026
    Abstract:
    In the summer of 2018, I visited Nancy Fraser at her home to conduct an interview on the various social, economic, and political struggles of our day. From the fight against neoliberalism to the movements challenging the far-right, Fraser analyzes our contemporary situation, remaining firmly rooted in the Marxist tradition. Central to Fraser's theoretical work is the concept of social reproduction, the sphere of capitalism associated with women. Her help in theorizing and organizing a “Feminism for the 99%,” opposed to what Fraser calls “progressive neoliberalism,” provides activists with both theoretical and practical tools for challenging the gender asymmetry inherent in the capitalist system. The following is an introduction to the thinking of Nancy Fraser, outlining her critiques of the capitalist system, her theoretical insights into social reproduction, and her articulation of the urgent need for a Feminism for the 99%.
    Notes:
    Nancy Fraser is Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor at the New School for Social Research, Visiting Research Professor at Dartmouth College, and international research chair at the Collège d’études mondiales, Paris. World renowned as a philosopher and feminist, focusing in critical social theory and political philosophy, her work has been translated into over twenty languages and has been cited twice by the Brazilian Supreme Court.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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