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By Lois McNay

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ISBN-13: 9780745629315

The belief of the fight for acceptance positive aspects prominently within the paintings of assorted thinkers from Charles Taylor and Jurgen Habermas to Axel Honneth and Nancy Fraser who're keen on the centrality of problems with identification in sleek society. In differing methods, those thinkers use the belief of popularity to improve debts of the person that are against the asocial individualism of liberal inspiration and to the abstraction of a lot paintings at the topic. the belief of popularity expresses the thought that individuality is an intersubjective phenomenon shaped via pragmatic interactions with others. by means of highlighting the intersubjective positive factors of individuality, the assumption of popularity has either descriptive and normative content material and it has very important implications for a feminist account of gender identification. during this great and unique e-book, Lois McNay argues that the insights of the popularity theorists are undercut by way of their reliance on an insufficient account of energy. the belief of popularity is dependent upon an account of social kinfolk as extrapolations of a primal dyad of interplay that overlooks the advanced ways that individuality is hooked up to summary social constructions in modern society. utilizing Bourdieu's relational sociology, McNay develops another account of person service provider that connects identification to constitution. by means of focussing on problems with gender identification and organization, she opens up new pathways to maneuver past the oppositions among fabric and cultural feminisms.

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