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New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy

1st Edition

Edited by Shirin M. Rai, Georgina Waylen


240 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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This volume brings together the work of outstanding feminist scholars who reflect on the achievements of feminist political economy and the challenges it faces in the 21st century.

The volume develops further some key areas of research in feminist political economy – understanding economies as gendered structures and economic crises as crises in social reproduction, as well as in finance and production; assessing economic policies through the lens of women’s rights; analysing global transformations in women’s work; making visible the unpaid economy in which care is provided for family and communities, and critiquing the ways in which policy makers are addressing ( or failing to address) this unpaid economy.

Table of Contents

1. Feminist Political Economy: Looking Back, Looking Forward Shirin M. Rai and Georgina Waylen 2. Gendered, Globalisation and the Reproduction of Labour: Bringing the State Back In Ruth Pearson 3.Gender Production Networks: Pushes and Pulls on Corporate Responsibility? Stephanie Barrientos and Barbara Evers 4. The Rise of the Female Breadwinner: Reconfigurations of Marriage, Motherhood, and Masculinity in the Global Economy Naila Kabeer 5. Domesticating (and De-Patriarchalizing) the Development Agenda: A Need for Greater Household (and Family) Engagement in Gender-related Policy Interventions? Sylvia Chant and Katherine Brickell 6. Addressing/reforming care, but on whose terms? Shahra Razavi 7. Gender as a Macro Economic Variable Irene Van Staveren 8. Gender in Economy-Wide Modelling Marzia Fontana 9.Gender, Macroeconomic Policy, and the Human Rights Approach to Social Protection Radhika Balakrishnan and Sonja Thomas 10. Economic Crises from the 1980s to the 2010s: A Gender Analysis Diane Elson

About the Editors

Shirin M. Rai is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK

Georgina Waylen is Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester, UK

About the Series

Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics

The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) aims to increase the visibility and range of economic research on gender; facilitate communication among scholars, policymakers, and activists concerned with women's wellbeing and empowerment; promote discussions among policy makers about interventions which serve women's needs; educate economists, policymakers, and the general public about feminist perspectives on economic issues; foster feminist evaluations of economics as a discipline; expose the gender blindness characteristic of much social science and the ways in which this impoverishes all research - even research that does not explicitly concern women’s issues; help expand opportunities for women, especially women from underrepresented groups, within economics; and, encourage the inclusion of feminist perspectives in the teaching of economics.

The IAFFE book series pursues the aims of the organization by providing a forum in which scholars have space to develop their ideas at length and in detail. The series exemplifies the value of feminist research and the high standard of IAFFE-sponsored scholarship.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Microeconomics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Structural Adjustment
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Comparative
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General