In this conversation with RevDem Political Economy and Inequalities section co-head Vera Scepanovic, Nancy Fraser – whose newest book Cannibal Capitalism has just been released – explains why the ongoing crises of democracy, healthcare, climate, and racial injustice are really manifestations of a single broader crisis of capitalism; how the ability of capitalism to survive by redrawing boundaries between the economic and non-economic realms is being challenged; and what an emancipatory coalition building might look like that ambitions more than greater inclusion into the existing system.
Nancy Fraser is a philosopher and political scientist whose work embraces social and political theory, feminist theory, and contemporary French and German thought. She is the Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at The New School in New York City. Her previous books include Unruly Practices: Power, Discourse, and Gender in Contemporary Social Theory (1989) and Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (2013).
Cannibal Capitalism: How Our System Is Devouring Democracy, Care, and the Planet—and What We Can Do About It is published by Verso.
In collaboration with Lucie Hunter
Image credit: Marvin Ester