Liberating Economics: Feminist Perspectives on Families, Work, and Globalization / Edition 1

Liberating Economics: Feminist Perspectives on Families, Work, and Globalization / Edition 1

by Drucilla Barker, Susan F. Feiner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472068431

ISBN-13: 9780472068432

Pub. Date: 12/16/2004

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Liberating Economics draws on central concepts from women's studies scholarship to construct a feminist understanding of the economic roles of families, caring labor, motherhood, paid and unpaid labor, poverty, the feminization of labor, and the consequences of globalization. Barker and Feiner consistently recognize the importance of social location —

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Liberating Economics draws on central concepts from women's studies scholarship to construct a feminist understanding of the economic roles of families, caring labor, motherhood, paid and unpaid labor, poverty, the feminization of labor, and the consequences of globalization. Barker and Feiner consistently recognize the importance of social location — gender, race, class, sexual identity, and nationality — in economic processes shaping the home, paid employment, market relations, and the global economy. Throughout they connect women's economic status in the industrialized nations to the economic circumstances surrounding women in the global South.

Rooted in the two disciplines, this book draws on the rich tradition of interdisciplinary work in feminist social science scholarship to construct a parallel between the notions that the "personal is political" and "the personal is economic."

Drucilla K. Barker is Professor of Economics and Women's Studies, Hollins University.

Susan F. Feiner is Associate Professor of Economics and Women's Studies, University of Southern Maine.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472068432
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
12/16/2004
Series:
Advances in Heterodox Economics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
674,590
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents List of Figures....................ix
List of Tables....................xi
Preface and Acknowledgments....................xiii
Chapter 1. "Economics," She Wrote....................1
Chapter 2. Family Matters: Reproducing the Gender Division of Labor....................19
Chapter 3. Love's Labors-Care's Costs....................41
Chapter 4. Women, Work, and National Policies....................56
Chapter 5. Women and Poverty in the Industrialized Countries....................75
Chapter 6. Globalization Is a Feminist Issue....................95
Chapter 7. Dickens Redux: Globalization and the Informal Economy....................118
Chapter 8. The Liberated Economy....................128
Notes....................145
Select Bibliography....................167
Index....................181

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