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Neoclassical theory posits an undifferentiated economic agent whose self-interested behavior promotes a tendency to free ride in the provision of public goods. Challenges to this rigid portrayal of human character have come from a variety of directions. A dozen years ago Gerald Marwell and Ruth...
This paper argues for a feminist–Marxist–anti-racist economics. First, it puts forward a set of central defining features of Marxian economics. Then it argues that feminist and anti-racist economists need to work within the Marxist theoretical framework in order to realize their feminist and...
This paper explores the role of nonmarket household services in the growth and development of the U.S. economy, in the period between 1870 and 1930. In the first section, we review previous efforts to estimate the value and composition of household output, and sketch a descriptive account of the...
The text of “Debating Markets” is an edited transcript of a debate on the role of markets in a feminist vision of a fair and efficient economy, which took place originally on the internet “Femecon” list in the summer of 1994.
What questions should economists be asking when looking at how markets affect women? This comment expands on a debate begun on Femecon-l and continued in the “Debating Markets” article.
Debating markets requires debating values. To answer questions of how free markets affect women, we must first ask about standards of measurement. We should also ask how we can have a “free” market when the participants can never be free from gender bias.
This essay confronts the problem of voice in feminist economic discourse. The author reinscribes feminist economic theory in the essay tradition of feminist literary production to highlight the potential contribution of poetic imagination to a feminist revisioning of economics.
This is a rhetorical analysis of the edited transcript “Debating Markets.” The aim of the analysis is to suggest the value of rhetorical methodology to the feminist project of re-envisioning economic theory, discourse, and disciplinary relations. The analysis considers what the text reveals...
This paper identifies three ways in which feminist economists can reclaim the economic discourse on the family from the new home economics and, in so doing, “get the better of Becker”: first, take what is useful from Becker's analysis, use it to advocate policies to improve the status of women,...
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