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Counting for nothing : what men value and what women are worth

Author: Marilyn Waring
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Counting for Nothing, originally published in 1988, is a classic feminist analysis of women's place in the world economy brought up to date in this reprinted edition, including a sizeable new introduction by the author. In her new introduction, the author updates information and examples and revisits the original chapters with appropriate commentary. In an accessible and often humorous manner, Waring offers an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Waring
ISBN: 0802082602 9780802082602
OCLC Number: 43798614
Notes: Revised edition of: If women counted. c1988.
Description: li, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface / Gloria Steinem --
1. A Woman's Reckoning --
2. A Calling to Account --
3. The Boundary of Conception --
4. Nothing Sexist Here --
5. The Statistical Conspiracy --
6. Villainy and Incompetentce --
7. The Value of Death --
8. A Value on Your Time --
9. The Eye of the Beholder --
10. "Your Economic Theory Makes No Sense" --
11. If Counting was the Limit of Intelligence --
12. Glimpsing the Whole.
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The calculation of "national wealth" is full of bias, particularly gender bias against women. Waring's classic analysis of women's place in the world economy is brought up to date in this reprinted  Read more...

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