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Schooling and social justice through the lenses of Nancy Fraser

Keddie, Amanda 2012, Schooling and social justice through the lenses of Nancy Fraser, Critical studies in education, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 263-279, doi: 10.1080/17508487.2012.709185.

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Title Schooling and social justice through the lenses of Nancy Fraser
Author(s) Keddie, AmandaORCID iD for Keddie, Amanda orcid.org/0000-0001-6111-0615
Journal name Critical studies in education
Volume number 53
Issue number 3
Start page 263
End page 279
Total pages 17
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1750-8487
1750-8495
Keyword(s) Nancy Fraser
schooling
social justice
Summary This review essay draws on Nancy Fraser's work as featured in Adding insult to injury: Nancy Fraser debates her critics to explore issues of schooling and social justice. The review focuses on the applicability and usefulness of Fraser's three-dimensional model for understanding matters of justice in education. It begins with an overview of the principles of economic, cultural and political justice as they are reflected in specific examples of equity and schooling policy and practice. This is followed by (1) a consideration of Fraser's concerns that current forms of identity politics are reifying group identity and displacing matters of distributive justice and (2) with an account of her concerns about the political justice issues of representation and misframing in the contemporary global era. With reference to the sphere of Indigenous education, the review examines some of the problematics involved in pursuing distributive, recognitive and representative justice. Fraser's ‘status model’ is presented as a way through these problematics because it engages with a politics that begins with overcoming status subordination rather than with a politics of group identity. Against this theoretical backdrop, the final section of the review briefly considers some of the future challenges for schooling and social justice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17508487.2012.709185
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
1301 Education Systems
1608 Sociology
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
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