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Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics By Drusilla Barker

Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics
by Drusilla Barker

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This book edited by two of the most respected figures in feminist economics is a welcome collection that charts and critically analyses how other movements have influenced the development of feminist economics as a distinct discipline.
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Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics by Drusilla Barker

Feminist economists have demonstrated that interrogating hierarchies based on gender, ethnicity, class and nation results in an economics that is biased and more faithful to empirical evidence than are mainstream accounts.

This rigorous and comprehensive book examines many of the central philosophical questions and themes in feminist economics including
* History of economics
* Feminist science studies
* Identity and agency
* Caring labor
* Postcolonialism and postmodernism

With contributions from such leading figures as Nancy Folbre, Julie Nelson and Sandra Harding, Toward a Feminist Theory of Economics looks set to become the book on feminist economics for some time to come and will be greatly appreciated by all those interested in gender studies, economic methodology and social theory.

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Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics Reviews

"Drucilla Barker and Edith Kuiper should be applauded for pulling together such a wide-ranging and stimulating set of articles.They have struck just the right balance between well-known classics and summary statements by established writers and fresh interventions by young scholars. The collection takes stock of the enormous achievements of feminist economics in the last 15 years but also points the way forward."
-Jane Humphries, Reader in Economic History Oxford University and Fellow of All Souls College
"The book provides an excellent introduction to the multi-faceted field of feminist economics, as well as a thought provoking must read for those working in the field. It should be required reading for all contemporary economists, for it holds the promise of constructively transforming the way in which economists define and do their research. The book would be a useful text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in economics and philosophy."
-Julie Matthaei, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College. Author, with Teresa Amott, of "Race, Gender, & Work: A Multicultural Economic History of Women in America
"Drucilla Barker and Edith Kuiper are to be commended for putting together this ambitious, ground breaking collection of articles on the philosophy of feminist economics. The book shows how far feminist economics has come in the past ten years since the appearance of BEYOND ECONOMIC MAN. The book shows the power and promise of the feminist philosophical and conceptual lens for transforming economic method, discourse, and institutions."
-Julie Matthaei, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College. Author, with Teresa Amott, of "Race, Gender, & Work: AMulticultural Economic History of Women in America

About Drusilla Barker

Drucilla K. Barker is Professor of Economics and Women's Studies at Hollins University, Virginia, USA Edith Kuiper is researcher at the faculty of Economics and Econometrics, the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Sketching the Contours of a Feminist Philosophy of Economics Part I. Re-reading History 2. 'Intro the Margin' 3. Hazel Kyrk and the Ethics of Consumption 4. Feminist Fiction and Feminist Economics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman on Efficiency 5. Beyond Markets: Wage Setting and the Methodology of Feminist Political Economy Part II. Science Stories and Feminist Economics 6. Some Implications of the Feminist Project in Economics for Empirical Methodology 7. Foregrounding Practices: Feminist Philosophy of Economics beyond Rhetoric and Realism 8. After Objectivism versus Relativism 9. How Did the 'moral' get split from the 'Economic'? Part III. Constructing Masculine/Western Identity in Economics 10. The Construction of Masculine Identity in Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments 11. Social Classifications, Social Statistics and the 'Facts' of 'Difference' in Economics 12. A Reading of Neoclassical Economics: Toward an Erotic Economy of Sharing 13. The Anxious Identities we Inhabit Post'isms and Economic Understandings Part IV. Beyond Social Contract: Theorizing Agency and Relatedness 14. Holding Hands at Midnight: The Paradox of Caring Labor 15. Integrating Vulnerability: On the Impact of Caring on Economic Theory 16. An Evolutionary Approach to Feminist Economics: Two Different Models of Caring 17. Domestic Labor and Gender Identity: Are all Women Carers? Part V. Rethinking Categories 18. Empowering Work? Bargaining Models Reconsidered 19. Economic Marginalia: Postcolonial Readings of Unpaid Domestic Labor and Development 20. The Difficulty of a Feminist Economics

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Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics by Drusilla Barker
Drusilla Barker
Economics as Social Theory
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