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Economistas liberales y cuestión femenina. El singular discurso de la domesticidad de la escuela economista española (1861-1909)

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  • Susana Martínez-Rodríguez

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The texts by the Spanish Economist School (second half of the 19th century) –so called liberals- valued the role of women in the economy and the society in a way which strongly confronted the prevailing discourse that defended a unique and exclusive role for all women: housewife and mother. Most members of the Spanish liberal economic trend defended female work in the factories, arguing in terms of wages; they even asked for professional training for illiterate women (who in many cases could not even write and read for the fact of being a woman). The texts of those economists provided new ideas about the economic and social role of women in a Spain dominated by a discourse that denied the need for female work even for poor working class families

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  • Susana Martínez-Rodríguez, 2009. "Economistas liberales y cuestión femenina. El singular discurso de la domesticidad de la escuela economista española (1861-1909)," Documentos de Trabajo (DT-AEHE) 0907, Asociacion Espa–ola de Historia Economica.
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    discourse of the domesticity; role of women in the contemporary societies; Spanish Economists School; Spain; 19th century;

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    • B54 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Feminist Economics
    • B29 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Other
    • Z19 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Other

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