Book of the Week: “Capitalism: a conversation in critical theory” by Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi

In this important new book, Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi take a fresh look at the big questions surrounding the peculiar social form known as “capitalism”, upending many of our commonly held assumptions about what capitalism is and how to subject it to critique.

They show how, throughout its history, various regimes of capitalism have relied on a series of institutional separations between economy and polity, production and social reproduction, and human and non-human nature, periodically readjusting the boundaries between these domains in response to crises and upheavals. They consider how these “boundary struggles” offer a key to understanding capitalism’s contradictions and the multiple forms of conflict to which it gives rise.

Publisher: London : Polity, 2018
Call Number: 330.122 HEIA 122232


Nancy Fraser will be present at the Institute, on Thursday, 11 October, for a public lecture on democracy’s crisis and the political contradictions of financialised capitalism.

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