Feminism, Economics and Utopia

Time Travelling through Paradigms

By Karin Schonpflug

© 2008 – Routledge

242 pages

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About the Book

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 Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
SOC010000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies