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A section on the economy in a Handbook of Feminist Theory that engages with themes and issues of relevance in the twenty-first century may or may not strike one as an obvious choice. The non-obvious view is based on the pronouncements that the ‘woman question’, at least as far as economic issues are concerned, is no longer relevant. A recent example of this is the cover of The Economist (2009; January 2010 print edition) depicting Rosie the Riveter with a bold large-print call-out claiming ‘We did it!’ and a tagline ‘What happens when women are over half the workforce’. The issue contains an article titled ‘Women and Work. We Did It!’ that refers to ‘the rich world's quiet revolution: women are gradually taking over ...

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