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Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser is one of the most noteworthy feminist thinkers before feminism became the concept of social justice. Most notably, her theory is that justice must contain three concepts: distribution (of resources), recognition (of the varying contributions of different groups), and representation. She has been an advocate of Marxists campaigning for greater social contribution as well as fairer distribution (which she sees as its main concept). In her famous work Redistribution or Recognition? Fraser investigates this concept that certain roles should be given greater value. Nancy Fraser figures among eminent sociologists of the world.