The Problem of ‘Struggles for Recognition’ in Polish Sociology
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Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities and, the Centre for Social Studies in Warsaw.
Publication date: 2011-09-27
Polish Sociological Review 2011;175(3):351-372
The author studies the reception of the theory of recognition, represented by Axel Honneth and Nancy Fraser, in Polish sociology. Even if this reception is at present not very wide, one can still identify at least three problem areas in which Polish sociologists work on similar issues and with similar approaches as those present in the theory of recognition. These areas are: studies on identity and agency, gender studies, and research on various dimensions of marginalization. The author argues that the theoretical perspective of the ‘struggles for recognition’ would be an interesting inspiration for the research of Polish sociologists and shows some indicators of the growing interest in that perspective in recent years
This text has been originally prepared and presented for the participants of the research project “Transnational Struggles for Recognition:Women and Jews in France, Germany and Poland,” financed by Volkswagen Stiftung and administered by the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, in which I have served as a project advisor in 2007–2010.
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