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Creating a Space where Gender Matters: Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012) talks with Ann Mari May and Gale Summerfield


  • Ann Mari May
  • Gale Summerfield


In 2009, Elinor Ostrom received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for her work, especially on governance of the commons. Trained as a political scientist, Ostrom embraced interdisciplinary research and transdisciplinary collaboration. Ann Mari May and Gale Summerfield's interview with Ostrom, conducted in fall 2011, illustrates the relevance of her work to feminist economics as well as her impressive accomplishments as the first woman recipient of the Nobel prize in economics and as a pioneering woman in academia. Ostrom died on June 12, 2012.

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  • Ann Mari May & Gale Summerfield, 2012. "Creating a Space where Gender Matters: Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012) talks with Ann Mari May and Gale Summerfield," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 25-37, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:18:y:2012:i:4:p:25-37 DOI: 10.1080/13545701.2012.739725

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