Are there feminist, economic utopian visions amongst feminist economists? What are these visions? Is there a common vision for feminist economics or should there be? Can feminist economics be effective without a utopian vision?
Comprehensive and original, this book surveys the entire field of utopian literature; from Plato to the present. Answering a range of questions and written by a rising star in feminist economics it provides explanations of:
- the different kinds of feminism
- the evolution of feminist thought
- the development of feminist economics
- the history and sources of utopias as a theoretical and/or literary tool.
This volume is a must for all students studying the intersection of gender and economics.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Gender Relations in Utopia 3. The Cartisian Turn in Utopia 4. Nuts and Bolts: Methodology 5. Work 6. Femeconers and Utopia: Paradigm Change Now? 7. 'Der Neue Mensch' and his Need to be Governed 8. The Vision of the Free Market: 'Free to Choose?'
About the Series
In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies