1st Edition

Feminism, Economics and Utopia
Time Travelling through Paradigms

ISBN 9780415569514
Published November 23, 2009 by Routledge
260 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

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?'

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Karin Schönpflug is an Economist at the Austrian Ministry of Finance and also Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Austria.