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Why feminist, Marxist, and anti-racist economists should be feminist-Marxist-anti-racist economists


  • Julie Matthaei


This paper argues for a feminist-Marxist-anti-racist economics. First, it puts forward a set of central defining features of Marxian economics. Then it argues that feminist and anti-racist economists need to work within the Marxist theoretical framework in order to realize their feminist and anti-racist goals. Next it argues that feminist economists should also be anti-racist. Finally, it argues that Marxist economists need to incorporate feminism and anti-racism into their theory and politics if they are to understand the dynamics of capitalism and adequately envision and advocate for a liberatory socialist alternative.

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  • Julie Matthaei, 1996. "Why feminist, Marxist, and anti-racist economists should be feminist-Marxist-anti-racist economists," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 2(1), pages 22-42.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:2:y:1996:i:1:p:22-42
    DOI: 10.1080/738552684

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    2. Gillian Hewitson, 2001. "A Survey of Feminist Economics," Working Papers 2001.01, School of Economics, La Trobe University.

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