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Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas

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When does the pursuit of self-interest go too far, lapsing into morally unacceptable behavior? Until the unprecedented events of the recent global financial crisis economists often seemed unconcerned with this question, even suggesting that greed is good. A closer look, however, suggests that greed and lust are generally considered good only for men, and then only outside ...more
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Published December 1st 2009 by OUP Oxford (first published 2009)
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Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
A közgazdasági gondolkodás és nyomában a közfelfogás a piacot férfiként, a családot és az otthont pedig nőként ábrázolja. A piac a versengés és az önmegvalósítás színhelye, ahol az emberi természet önző oldala bontakozik ki. A piaci munka járul hozzá igazán a gazdasági növekedéshez, itt a munka piaci értékének megfelelően van megfizetve. Ezzel szemben a család feminim: morális, altruista elvek alapján tartja össze a ház angyala, a nő. Gyerekeket nevel, főz-mos-takarít, a piaci versengésben megfá ...more
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This is the story of economic theory, tracing it from its pre-enlightment proto-forms, right up into the modern era.

It's also a criticism of that history through a feminist lens. If I had to summarize the main thesis of the whole book in a single sentence, it would be: "But what about the women?"

Over and over again, we see theories of beneficial self-interest and individual economic agency that use the language of universality while, at the same time, footnoting exceptions for women (who, of cou
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Tom
Nov 01, 2020 rated it liked it
A tour of how thinkers in Britain, France, and the US since the 17th century viewed the concept of self-interest and how that concept has been unequally applied to men versus women. Some themes: (1) women's behavior and ability to pursue self-interest are more heavily regulated than men's are, and (2) there have always been parallel feminist efforts to advance women's interests, whether it be by advocating for women's individual freedom or by advocating that the altruism that thinkers idealize i ...more
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An excellent history of economic ideas from a feminist perspective. I highly recommend it.
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