Affective Equality as a Key Issue of Justice : A Comment on Fraser’s 3-Dimensional Framework

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Title: Affective Equality as a Key Issue of Justice : A Comment on Fraser’s 3-Dimensional Framework
Authors: Lynch, Kathleen
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Date: Mar-2012
Online since: 2013-07-01T11:58:36Z
Abstract: The relational realities of nurturing constitute a discrete site of social practice within and through which inequalities are created. The affective worlds of love, care and solidarity are therefore sites of political import that need to be examined in their own right while recognizing their inter-relatedness with economic, political and cultural systems in the generation of injustice. Drawing on extensive sociological research undertaken on care work, paid work and on education in a range of different studies, this paper argues that Fraser’s three-dimensional framework for analyzing injustice needs to expanded to include a fourth, relational dimension.The affective relations within which caring is grounded constitute a discrete field of social action within and through which inequalities and exploitations can occur. Social justice issues are not confined to questions of redistribution, recognition or representation therefore; they also involve discrete sites of relational practice that impact on parity of participation, a principle which Fraser identifies as key to determining what is socially just.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Social Justice
Series/Report no.: Social Justice Series; Vol. 12, No. 3
Keywords: Affective equalityIrelandFraser’s three dimensional frameworkLoveCareSolidaritySocial justice
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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