Tag: Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser: Subaltern Counterpublics

Key Concept Subaltern counterpublics are discursive arenas that develop in parallel to the official public spheres and “where members of subordinated social groups invent and circulate counter discourses to formulate oppositional interpretations of their identities, interests, and needs”.1 Nancy Fraser, coining the term from Gayatri Spivak’s “subaltern”2 and Rita Felski’s “counterpublic”,3 argues that counterpublics are…

White Feminist Fatigue Syndrome

A reply to Nancy Fraser In her recent piece in Comment is Free, “How feminism became capitalism’s handmaiden – and how to reclaim it” Nancy Fraser draws on her own work in political theory to argue that feminism at best has been co-opted by neoliberalism and at worst has been a capitalist venture of the neo-liberal project.…