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From Redistribution to Recognition? Dilemmas of Justice in a ‘Post-Socialist’ Age
The ‘struggle for recognition’ is fast becoming the paradigmatic form of political conflict in the late twentieth century. Demands for ‘recognition of difference’ fuel struggles of groups mobilized under the banners of nationality, ethnicity, ‘race’, gender, and sexuality. In these ‘post-socialist’ conflicts, group identity supplants class interest as the chief medium of political mobilization. Cultural domination supplants exploitation as the fundamental injustice. And cultural recognition displaces socioeconomic redistribution as the remedy for injustice and the goal of political struggle. [*]
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- Jane Jenson: Representations of Difference: The Varieties of French Feminism
- Iris Marion Young: Unruly Categories: A Critique of Nancy Fraser's Dual Systems Theory
- Nancy Fraser: A Rejoinder to Iris Young
- Anne Phillips: From Inequality to Difference: A Severe Case of Displacement?
- Joan W. Scott: 'La Querelle des Femmes' in the Late Twentieth Century
- Judith Butler: Merely Cultural
- Nancy Fraser: Heterosexism, Misrecognition and Capitalism: A Response to Judith Butler