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Sociology, Economics, and Gender

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  • Julie A. Nelson

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This article explores the profoundly "gendered" nature of the split between the disciplines of economics and sociology that took place in the late 19-super-th and early 20-super-th centuries, emphasizing implications for current efforts to bring the fields more closely together. Drawing on historical documents and feminist studies of science, it investigates the gendered processes underlying the divergence of the disciplines in definition, method, and degree of engagement with social problems. The recently developed field of economic sociology and other efforts to bridge the disciplinary gap have the potential to heal this disciplinary split, if they are broadened, deepened, and made wiser and more self-reflective through the use of feminist analysis. Copyright � 2010 American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Inc..

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Volume (Year): 69 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 1127-1154

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