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1st Edition

New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy

ISBN 9780415539814
Published November 18, 2013 by Routledge
240 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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