New Forms of Exploitation: The Synthesis of Mis-recognition and Mal-distribution
Diversity and inclusion have become major topics in current political and economic thinking. While some practical progress has been made in combating the stigmatization and marginalization of historically discriminated groups, mal-distribution of economic resources persists. In order to devise a conceptual framework which incorporates dimensions of diversity (with respect to social categories) and equality (in terms of economically justifiable distribution of income and wealth), the paper will review the current debate on diversity and its role with respect to exploitation. It will be examined how the economic logic of Western capitalist systems is re-established in diversity studies, and suggestions for from a feminist point of view politically more astute economic approaches are proposed.
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