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By Karin Schonpflug

Are there feminist, monetary utopian visions among feminist economists? What are those visions? Is there a standard imaginative and prescient for feminist economics or may still there be? Can feminist economics be powerful and not using a utopian imaginative and prescient? complete and unique, this booklet surveys the whole box of utopian literature; from Plato to the current. Answering various questions and written via a emerging famous person in feminist economics it offers motives of: different different types of feminism the evolution of feminist idea the improvement of feminist economics the background and assets of utopias as a theoretical and/or literary device. This quantity is a needs to for all scholars learning the intersection of gender and economics.

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She builds an option into her model which assumes that gender can be chosen. That sounds very much like the literary utopia discussed on pp. 23–24 where gender becomes fluid and humans are then thought to interact with each other very differently than today. If gender could be chosen for biological men and women, much economic thought as we know it today would cease to make sense. For example, studies by Nancy Folbre and Doris Weichselbaumer regarding differences in earnings for differently gendered men and women, such as feminine men and masculine women, showed that feminine men indeed earned less than masculine men and vice versa.

Men-only worlds Economic theory in a scientific setting describes model worlds of economic relationships between a certain set of economic agents. Interestingly, the model worlds populated by these agents are usually worlds of men-only adventures. Ulla Grapard is one of the feminist economists who has examined the life of the model economic protagonist, the archetype of the homo oeconomicus, Robinson Crusoe. Gender relations 27 It is clear, that [Robinsons] escape is ruined if you mix the family, or even women into the story.

E. challenges of the nuclear family, questioning the nature of work per se, have not become a focal point in the discipline. The next section will point out differences in feminist economic thought and their relatedness to the question of sex and gender. Essentialism Julie Nelson acknowledges a desire for a gynocentric, possibly separatist, strategy from the position of a feminist economist as such: This wish for an ideal society with gynocentric economics has been explored in numerous works of utopian literature and has also been mentioned by most feminist economists as one possible alternative, even if it is not the one alternative they wish to take.

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