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By Kevin Olson (Editor)

ISBN-10: 1859842232

ISBN-13: 9781859842232

A arguable examine the social politics of equality and cultural politics of difference.The cave in of communism, the increase of id politics, and struggles over international governance have mixed to create new demanding situations for the Left: tips to do justice to valid claims for multiculturalism and democratization with out leaving behind the Left's historic-and nonetheless indispensable-commitment to financial equality? the right way to increase the knowledge of injustice by means of including cultural and political insult to monetary damage? including Insult to damage tracks the controversy sparked by means of Nancy Fraser's debatable attempt to mix redistribution, reputation, and illustration in a brand new realizing of social justice. the quantity showcases Fraser's serious exchanges with major thinkers, together with Judith Butler, Richard Rorty, Iris Marion younger, Anne Phillips, and Rainer Frost. the result's a wide-ranging and now and then contentious exploration of various methods to rebuilding the Left.

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