Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics by Drucilla BarkerToward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics by Drucilla Barker

Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics

byDrucilla Barker, Edith KuiperEditorDrucilla Barker

Hardcover | May 16, 2003

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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.
Drucilla K. Barker is Professor of Economics and Women's Studies at Hollins University, Virginia, USAEdith Kuiper is researcher at the faculty of Economics and Econometrics, the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Title:Toward a Feminist Philosophy of EconomicsFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 16, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415283876

ISBN - 13:9780415283878


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Sketching the Contours of a Feminist Philosophy of EconomicsPart I. Re-reading History2. '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 EconomyPart II. Science Stories and Feminist Economics6. 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 Economics10. 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 UnderstandingsPart IV. Beyond Social Contract: Theorizing Agency and Relatedness14. 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 Categories18. Empowering Work? Bargaining Models Reconsidered 19. Economic Marginalia: Postcolonial Readings of Unpaid Domestic Labor and Development 20. The Difficulty of a Feminist Economics

Editorial Reviews

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.