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Capitalism, a conversation with Nancy Fraser

  • The People's Forum 320 West 37th Street New York, NY, 10018 Stati Uniti (map)

Join us for a conversation with Nancy Fraser, co-author

with Rahel Jaeggi of Capitalism: A Conversation in

Critical Theory. Fraser and Jaeggi show how capitalism

relies on critical “background conditions” – institutional

separations between economy and polity, production and

social reproduction, and human and non-human nature.

Capitalist crises periodically readjust the dividing lines

among these domains. Such “boundary struggles” offer a

key to understanding capitalism’s contradictions and the

multiple forms of conflict to which it gives rise. This

multi-dimensional critique of capitalism puts our present

conjuncture into broader perspective, enabling diagnoses

of the recent resurgence of right-wing populism and suggesting what is required of a viable

Left alternative.