Crisis of Covid, Crisis of Climate – Crisis of Cannibal Capitalism

Professor Nancy Fraser

Oct. 5, Wednesday, 20:00

Professor Nancy Fraser; The Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science and professor of philosophy The New School in New York City. Renowned for her decades of scholarship in Marxism, feminist theory and politics, critical theory, political economy, critique of identity politics and liberal conceptions of justice, reproductive and affective labor, theories of redistributive justice, recognition, and social movements. Over the years, she had increasingly focused on ecological Marxism and Marxist-feminist praxis, multiple crisis theories, financial capital, and crisis of care. Also, a Marxist, feminist thinker and activist, Nancy Fraser has published dozens of books and articles on social and political theory, feminist theory, and contemporary French and German thought. Her latest book is Cannibal Capitalism: How our System is Devouring Democracy, Care, and the Planet and What We Can Do About It (Verso, 2022). Among her widely read books, which were translated into many languages, are Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory (with Rahel Jaeggi, Polity, 2018); The Old is Dying and the New Cannot Be Born: From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump and Beyond (Verso, 2019), Feminism for the Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto (co-authored with Cinzia Aruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya, Verso, 2019); and Redistribution or Recognition? A Political-Philosophical Exchange (co-authored with Axel Honneth; Verso, 2004).

Nancy Fraser holds honorary doctoral degrees from four universities in three countries and been named a chevalier de la Légion d’honneur — a knight of the Legion of Honor of France. She was also awarded the Nessim Habif World Prize, and the Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship from the Haven Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2022, she was also awarded with El Nonino Master of our Time prize for “non-conformist thinking is all the more valuable in a conformist world.”Fraser is also amongst 151 international feminists signing Feminist Resistance Against War: A Manifesto in March 2022, in solidarity with the Feminist Anti-War Resistance initiated by Russian feminists after Russia-Ukraine war.

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