Feminism, Economics and Utopia
Time Travelling through Paradigms
Routledge – 2008 – 242 pages
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:
This volume is a must for all students studying the intersection of gender and economics.
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?'
Karin Schönpflug is an Economist at the Austrian Ministry of Finance and also Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Austria.