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A History of Feminist and Gender Economics

1st Edition

By Giandomenica Becchio


256 pages

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Hardback: 9781138103757
pub: 2019-12-01
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The introduction of gender studies within social sciences was intended to promote the necessity for a balance between men, women, and other gender identities in across all aspects of the cultural, political and economic spheres. Although interconnected, feminist and gender economics have many differences.

This book offers a historical exploration of the development feminist economics and gender economics, as well as their theoretical and methodological differences. Its narrative also serves to embed both within a broader cultural context. The book includes various case studies, which also highlight the continuity between the story of women’s emancipation and the more recent developments of feminist and gender studies.

Table of Contents


Chapter I. What is feminism? Feminism in literature, history and political economy.

Chapter II. What is gender? Gender studies in social sciences.

Chapter III. From women studies to feminist economics

Chapter IV. From the household economics to the New Home Economics and gender economics

Chapter V: Conclusions. New frontiers for feminist and gender economics.

About the Author

Giandomenica Becchio is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Turin, Italy

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory