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Feminism, Economics and Utopia

Time Travelling through Paradigms

By Karin Schonpflug

Routledge – 2008 – 242 pages

Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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Description

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.

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?'

Author Bio

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

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Description: By Karin Schonpflug. 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...
Categories: Political Economy, History of Economic Thought, Feminist Theory, Women's Studies, Feminism, Gender Studies - Soc Sci