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Chapter 33: Radical Political or Neo-Liberal Imaginary? Nancy Fraser Revisited
Radical Political or Neo-Liberal Imaginary? Nancy Fraser Revisited
Introduction: Drama in Three Acts
Nancy Fraser, born in 1947, is an American critical feminist theorist, and Professor of Political and Social Science and of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York City. She is known for developing a critical theory of justice through her engagement with Jürgen Habermas and Axel Honneth’s work. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at Bryn Mawr in 1969 and received her PhD in Philosophy from the CUNY Graduate Center in 1980. She taught in the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University before moving to The New School for Social Research.
Fraser charts her work of ...