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The Complexities and Potential of Theorizing Gender, Caste, Race, and Class

  • Rose Brewer
  • Cecilia Conrad
  • Mary King
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    Most economists have not yet grappled with the demands of intersectional scholarship, which recognizes the intertwined nature of gender, race, class, caste and other influences on the economic situation of individuals and groups. Among economists, feminist economists may have made the most progress and be best positioned to break further ground, though we can do better and much remains to be done. This article synthesizes the case for intersectional work, reviews the state of the economic literature, describes the contributions of the articles in this special issue of Feminist Economics on "gender, color, caste and class," and sketches directions for the future.

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    Volume (Year): 8 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 3-17

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    1. Marlene Kim, 1997. "Poor Women Survey Poor Women: Feminist Perspectives in Survey Research," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(2), pages 99-117.
    2. Jane Lapidus & Deborah Figart, 1998. "Remedying "Unfair Acts": U.S. Pay Equity by Race and Gender," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(3), pages 7-28.
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