Elizabeth Frazer

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Forthcoming Publications .....

with Kenneth Macdonald Sex Differences in Political Knowledge in Britain  Political Studies 2003

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Work In Progress .....


Current work focusses on the broad question ‘What politics ought to be’.  My current enquiry builds on the discussion of normative models and theories of politics in Problems of Communitarian Politics 1999.  Recent conference, seminar papers and lectures include the titles: ‘What kind of leader can a democratic woman be?’;  ‘What can politics be today?’; ‘What is politics?’.  The theme of  these papers is that democratic polities and democratic theory needs to reclaim, rather than seek to eclipse, the concept and the values of ‘politics’



Publications ......

‘Local Social Relations: public, club and common goods’n V Nash (ed) Reclaiming Community Institute for Public Policy Research 2002


‘Democracy Citizenship and Gender’ in A Carter and G Stokes (eds) Democratic Theory Today, Polity Press 2002

' "Probably the most public occasion the world has ever known": public and private in press coverage of the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales' in Journal of Political Ideologies vol 5 pp201-223 2000

'Culture and Identity' in P. Dunleavy, A. Gamble, G. Peele and I.Holliday (eds) Developments in British Politics 6, Macmillan, 2000 [buy me]

'Citizenship Education: Anti-Political Culture and Political Education in Britain' Political Studies vol 48 pp88-103 2000. Abridged version published in Education for Democracy: Contexts, Curricula, Assessments  Walter C Parker (ed) Greenwich Ct: Information Age Publishing

'Communitarianism' in Gary Browning, Abigail Halcli and Frank Webster (eds) Understanding Contemporary Society: theories of the present London, Sage, 2000

The Problems of Communitarian Politics: Unity and Conflict: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999 [Preface and Introduction]. [buy me]

Elizabeth Frazer (ed) 'Political Education': special issue Oxford Review of Education vol. 25, 1999.

'Introduction: the idea of political education' op cit pp.5-22.

Nicholas Emler and Elizabeth Frazer 'Politics: the education effect' op cit pp.251-274.

'Unpicking Communitarianism: a critique of 'the communitarian family' ' in Gill Jagger and Caroline Wright (eds) Changing Family Values London, Routledge, 1999

"Community Politics" in Citizen Summer 1998

"Feminist Political Theory" in Jackie Jones and Stevi Jackson (eds) Contemporary Feminist Theories Edinburgh University Press, 1998

"Communitarianism" in Adam Lent (ed) New Political Thought: an introduction London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1998

Elizabeth Frazer and Nicholas Emler "Participation and Citizenship: a new agenda for youth politics research? in John Bynner, Lynne Chisholm and Andy Furlong (eds) Youth, Citizenship and Social Change in a European Context Aldershot: Ashgate 1997

"Method Matters: Feminism, Interpretation and Politics" in Andrew Vincent (ed) Political Theory: tradition, diversity, ideology Cambridge University Press 1997

"Feminisme et communautarisme" Pouvoirs numero 82 sur les "Femmes en politique" l997

"The Value of Locality" in G Stoker and D King (eds) Rethinking Local Democracy Basingstoke: Macmillan 1996

"Is Theory Gendered?" Journal of Political Philosophy vol 4 1996 pp 169-189

"Feminism and Liberalism" in James Meadowcroft (ed) Reappraising the Liberal Tradition Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 1996 pp 115-137

entries on Feminist Philosophy of Science, Communitarianism, Social Constructionism, Onora O'Neill, Alfred Schutz, Public/Private Distinction, Michele Le Doeuff, Feminist Epistemology, Feminist Ethics, in Ted Honderich (ed) The Oxford Companion to Philosophy Oxford: Oxford University Press 1995

"What's New in the Philosophy of Social Science?" Oxford Review of Education vol 21 1995 pp 267-281

Elizabeth Frazer and Nicola Lacey "Politics and the Public in Rawls' Political Liberalism" Political Studies, vol 43 1995 pp 233-247

Deborah Cameron and Elizabeth Frazer "Cultural Difference and the Lust to Kill" in Penelope Harvey and Peter Gow (eds) Sex and Violence: issues in representation and experience London: Routledge 1994

Elizabeth Frazer and Nicola Lacey 'Blind Alleys': Communitarianism" Politics vol 14 1994; also Nicola Lacey and Elizabeth Frazer "Reply to Lowe" (rejoinder to Toby Lowe "Communitarianism as a Blind Alley?") Politics vol 16 1996

"Politics and Correctness" Politics vol 14 no.1 1994

Elizabeth Frazer and Nicola Lacey (1994) "MacIntyre, Feminism and the Concept of Practice" in John Horton and Susan Mendus (eds) After MacIntyre: critical perspectives on the work of Alasdair MacIntyre Oxford: Polity Press

Frazer,Elizabeth and Lacey,Nicola (1993): The Politics of Community: a Feminist Critique of the Liberal Communitarian Debate,, Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead

: "Talk about Class in a Girls' Public School". In: The Private Schooling of Girls: past and present. (Ed: Walford,Geoffrey) Woburn Press, London 1993

Frazer, Elizabeth, Hornsby, Jennifer, Lovibond, Sabina (eds) (1993) Ethics: a Feminist Reader Blackwell, Oxford

Cameron,Deborah; Frazer,Elizabeth; Harvey,Penelope; Rampton,BH; Richardson,Kay (1992): "Ethics, Advocacy and Empowerment: issues of method in researching language". Language and Communication Special Issue on Cameron et al 1992

Cameron,Deborah; Frazer, Elizabeth; Harvey, Penelope; Rampton, BH; Richardson, Kay (1992): Researching Language: issues of power and method,, Routledge, London, 1992

Ballaster,Ros; Beetham,Margaret; Frazer,Elizabeth; Hebron,Sandra (1991): Women's Worlds: Ideology Femininity and the Woman's Magazine. Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Frazer,Elizabeth; Lacey,Nicola (1990): "Communitarianism and Feminist Lives". Warwick Law Working Papers: Feminism and the Law

"Feminist Talk and Talking about Feminism: teenage girls' discourses of gender". Oxford Review of Education vol 15 1989

"Problems with the Theory of Ideology". Cogito vol 3 1989

Cameron,Deborah; Frazer,Elizabeth (1989): "Knowing What to Say: the Construction of Gender in Linguistic Practice". In: Social Anthropology and the Politics of Language. Sociological Review Monograph 36. (Ed: Grillo,Ralph) Routledge, London

"Teenage Girls Talking About Class". Sociology Vol 22 1988

Cameron,Deborah; Frazer,Elizabeth (1987): The Lust to Kill: a feminist investigation of sexual murder. Polity Press, Cambridge. (excerpt reprinted in: The Polity Reader in Gender Studies Polity Press, Cambridge, 1994)

Frazer,Elizabeth (1987): "Teenage Girls Reading Jackie". Media Culture and Society vol 9 (excerpt reprinted in: Bob Ashley (ed) The Study of Popular Fiction: a source book Pinter Publishers, London, 1989

Cameron,Deborah; Frazer,Elizabeth (1984): "The Liberal Organ: Needs, Rights and Pornography in The Guardian". Trouble and Strife no.4

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Book Reviews.....

Barbara Arneil Politics and Feminism Blackwell, 1999, in Political Studies vol ... 2000

Richard G Niemi and Jane Junn Civic Education: What Makes Students Learn (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1998) in Government and Opposition Vol 35 Winter 2000

Jean Bethke Elshtain Real Politics at the Centre of Everyday Life (Johns Hopkins, 1998) in Ethics July 1999

"Political Education", Review of Norman H Nie, Jane Junn, and Kenneth Stehlik-Barry Education and Democratic Citizenship in America (University of Chicago Press l997) Journal of Public Policy Vol 18 pp101-103 1998

"Construction and Social Construction", Review of John Searle The Construction of Social Reality (Penguin 1995) and Peter Berger & Thomas Luckmann The Social Construction of Reality (Penguin 1966) Imprints: Journal of Analytic Socialism Vol 1, no.3, pp 71-79, l997

Patricia Boling (ed) Expecting Trouble: Surrogacy, Fetal Abuse and New Reproductive Technologies Boulder Co: Westview Press, 1995, in Political Studies vol 44, p 1015, l996

Ian Forbes, Marx and the New Individual Unwin Hyman 1990 and Michael Levin Marx Engels and Liberal Democracy Macmillan 1989 in History of Political Thought vol XIV, 1993

Young People's Understanding of Society by Adrian Furnham and Barrie Stacey (London: Routledge 1991). Sociological Review Vol 40,1992

New Philosophy of Social Science: Problems of Indeterminacy by James Bohman (Oxford: Polity Press 1991). Political Studies Vol XL, 1992 .

The Age of Sex Crime, by Jane Caputi (London: Women's Press, 1987). International Journal of the Sociology of Law vol 17,1989 .

Feminist Perspectives in Philosophy by Morwenna Griffiths and Margaret Whitford (eds) (London: Macmillan, 1988). Times Higher Education Supplement February 1989

The Self Imagined, by Karen Hanson (London: Routledge 1986). Mind, 1988.

Metaphor, by David Cooper (Oxford: Blackwell 1986). Mind,1987

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Conference Papers......

October 2002 Political Activism: an argument against communitarianism  at Civic Activities and Communitarianism, Georg-August-Universitat, Gottingen,

September 2001, ‘Reading Rousseau Politically: discussant at panel ‘Liberalism: political philosophy without politics’  American Political Science Association Meeting, San Francisco

Apirl 2001, ‘Reading Rousseau Politically Political Studies Association, Manchester

October 2000, with Kenneth Macdonald   Age and Cohort Effects in young people’s political knowledge and participation’  Adolescents into Citizens: Integrating young people into Political Life, Marbach, Germany

September 1999 'Political Education and Anti-Political Culture: Education for Citizenship in the British National Curriculum' American Political Science Association annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

March 1999 'Citizenship Education' , Political Studies Association annual conference, University of Nottingham.

March 1999 'Political Education and Anti-Political Culture' for "Western Political Theory Workshop" University of Exeter

July 1998 "Politics and Community" for 10th International Conference on Socio-Economics, Vienna

December 1997, "The Concept of Community" for conference: Liberalism and Communitarianism, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, Canberra

February 1997 "Politics and Community", for "Community and Morality in a Democratic Society", New York University

January 1997, "The problem of social construction: Mary Wollstonecraft and the making of gendered virtue", for "Political Thought Conference", University of Wales Swansea, Gregynog

June 1996 "Feminism and Social Constructivism: Mary Wollstonecraft and the making of gendered virtue", for "Morality and Ideology", Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

January 1996 "Political and Social Participation and Citizenship" Framework Paper for "British Youth Research: The New Agenda", (Sponsored by University of Glasgow, Scottish BSA, ESRC)Glasgow

September 1995 "Ideas of Community" Plenary lecture for "Ideas of Community: an inter- disciplinary conference", University of West of England

August 1995 "Social Constructivism and Social Science" International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Florence

July 1995 "On the Idea of a Political Community" PSA Liberalism Group Conference: Difference and Political Community, University of Hull

September 1994, Rethinking Local Democracy, ESRC conference, St John's College, Oxford, "Community and Local Democracy"

September 1994 Citizenship and Cultural Frontiers, conference Staffordshire University: "Citizenship, Community and Locality"

September 1993, Reappraising the Liberal Tradition, Sheffield University Department of Politics: "Liberalism and Feminism"

April 1993, Political Studies Association, University of Leicester, "Is Theory Gendered?"

24.x.92, Manchester Ethnography Group Symposium: Ethnography and Critique, Manchester Metropolitan University "Ethnography, Critique and Empowerment"

30.vi.92, Christendom Consultation, St Gabriel's House, Westgate on Sea, "Communitarianism"

Jan 1992, New College, Oxford, Political Thought Conference: "MacIntyre, Feminism and the Concept of Practice" (with Nicola Lacey)

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Seminar Papers and Lectures .............


July 30 2002   What kind of a leadercan a democratic woman be?   Women’s Leadership Conference, St Hilda’s College, Oxford

July 2002 Leadership in Democracy  School for Leaders, Warsaw, Conference for Women Leaders, Augustow, Poland

February 26 2002 What is Politics Today? Common Purpose Forum, London

March 2002  Politics: Leadership in Democracy  Common Purpose Programme Directors’ and Managers’ Conference, Grantham

November 2000, ‘Sex Differences in Political Knowledge in Britain’ Nuffield College, Oxford, Sociology Seminar

March 9 1999 'Political Education and Anti-Political Culture' , University of Sussex, Political and Social Theory Seminar

December 1997 "The Idea of a Political Community" Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, Canberra, Philosophy Seminar

November 1997 "The Education Effect" Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, Canberra, Joint Sociology and Social and Political Theory Seminar

18.iv.97, University College Dublin, Department of Politics "Politics and Community"

16.i.97, University of Sussex, Social and Political Thought Seminar, "Capitalism and Communitarianism"

28.x.96, University of Cambridge, Seminar in Political Theory and Intellectual History, "Feminism and Social Constructionism: the case of Mary Wollstonecraft"

24.i.96, University of Kent at Canterbury, Department of Politics, "The Idea of a Political Community"

11.i.96, University of California, Los Angeles, Centre for the Study of Women, "Feminism and Political Community"

8.i.96, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Law, "Politics and Community"

24.xi.95, University of Edinburgh, Department of Politics, "The Idea of a Political Community"

2.x.95, University of East Anglia, Department of Social Sciences, "On the Idea of a Political Community"

11.xi.93, London School of Economics, Chaplaincy Lectures 1993 The Individual and the Community "The Politics of Community"

13.x.93, Nuffield College, Oxford, "Conceptions of Quality and Quantity in Sociology"

17.v.93, London School of Economics, Department of Government, "Feminism and Communitarianism".

2.iii.92 University of York, Dept of Politics, "Feminism and Communitarianism"

21.ii.92 Geography Faculty, Oxford "Gender and Political Theory"

7.ii.92, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor (Southampton University Politics Department) "Feminism and Communitarianism"

26.xi.91, St John's College, Oxford, PPE Society "Gender and Political Theory".

24.x.91 Manchester Polytechnic, Department of Humanities, "

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Journal of Political Ideologies (Carfax, Oxford)



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