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Theorising Inequality: Two-Dimensional Participatory Justice and Higher Education Research

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research

ISBN: 978-1-78560-287-0, eISBN: 978-1-78560-286-3

Publication date: 29 September 2015

Abstract

This chapter discusses how Nancy Fraser’s theory of two-dimensional participatory justice may be employed in research concerned with inequalities within higher education. The main concepts of Fraser’s theory are discussed and evaluated in the light of the critical attention they have attracted. Following that, I demonstrate the empirical application of Fraser’s ideas through discussion of extracts of data from a recent small-scale investigation undertaken within a UK-based higher education institution. Finally, I conclude by discussing the strengths of Fraser’s concepts with some indications for future research.

Citation

Morrison, A. (2015), "Theorising Inequality: Two-Dimensional Participatory Justice and Higher Education Research", Theory and Method in Higher Education Research (Theory and Method in Higher Education Research, Vol. 1), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 257-276. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2056-375220150000001012

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