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Engendered Economics: Incorporating Diversity into Political Economy by William Fraher, Heather Boushey, Ellen Mutari

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Introduction

 

The Development of Feminist Political Economy

 

Ellen Mutari and Heather Boushey

 

 

Feminist economics has experienced a recent flourishing of interest and research activity. The key characteristic of this emerging research is a critical stance toward many of the premises, categories, and methods of neoclassical economics (see, for example, Ferber and Nelson 1993; Kuiper and Sap 1995). Taking a cue from the work of feminist philosophers of science, feminist economists view economic discourse as a social practice with concrete historical origins. This new feminist work augments the important contributions of empirical research on women’s economic experiences by challenging the gendered assumptions guiding the neoclassical ...

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