The 1993 publication of Marianne A. Ferber and Julie A. Nelson's Beyond Economic Man was a landmark in both feminist scholarship and the discipline of economics, and it quickly became a handbook for those seeking to explore the emerging connections between the two. A decade later, this book looks back at the progress of feminist economics and forward to its future, offering both a thorough overview of feminist economic thought and a collection of new, high-quality work from the field's leading scholars.
Marianne A. Ferber is a professor emerita of economics and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Julie A. Nelson is Professor of Economics and Department Chair at the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute of Tufts University.
Both are associate editors of the journal Feminist Economics.
Introduction: Beyond Economic Man, Ten Years Later
Marianne A. Ferber and Julie A. Nelson
1. Separative and Soluble Selves: Dichotomous Thinking in Economics
2. Contracting for Care
Paula England and Nancy Folbre
3. Separative and Soluble Firms: Androcentric Bias and Business Ethics
Julie A. Nelson
4. Feminist Theory and Racial Economic Inequality
Lisa Saunders and William Darity Jr.
5. Economic Rationality and Globalization: A Feminist Perspective
6. The Application of Mainstream Economics Constructs to Education: A Feminist Analysis
Myra H. Strober
7. Economics, Policy Analysis, and Feminism
Rebecca M. Blank and Cordelia W. Reimers
8. Feminism, Postcolonial Thought, and Economics
S. Charusheela and Eiman Zein-Elabdin