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At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory.

The chapters gathered here present the state of the art in scholarship in the field, covering: Epistemology and marginality; Literary, visual and cultural representations; Sexuality; Macro and microeconomics of gender; Conflict and peace.

The most important consensus in this volume is that a central organizing tenet of feminism is its willingness to examine the ways in which gender and relations between women and men have been (and are) organized. The authors bring a shared commitment to the ...

Integrating Gender in Economic Analysis1
Integrating gender in economic analysis
Maria S.Floro

This chapter focuses on the integration of gender in economic analysis and asks whether integrating gender can transform economic thinking and how it impacts the design of public policy. By way of background, the first section explores the persistence of the so-called ‘articulated hierarchy’ in mainstream economic thinking that upholds laissez-faire or market liberalization policy and neglects issues of distribution and power relations.2 The second section highlights the challenges in the integration of gender into economic analysis. In particular, it examines the tensions and contradictions posed by mainstream economic theories and models in addressing gender concerns. The third section highlights the contributions of feminist economics in providing the basic pillars for envisioning a gender-aware economics ...

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