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Feminism confronts homo economicus : gender, law, and society

Author: Martha Fineman; Terence Dougherty
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2005.
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Feminism confronts homo economicus.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004023905
(OCoLC)56755756
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Fineman; Terence Dougherty
ISBN: 9781501724077 150172407X
OCLC Number: 1046086355
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 515 pages)
Contents: pt. I. Law and economics and neoclassical economic theory. 1. Economic rhetoric, economic individualism, and the law and economics school / Terence Dougherty --
2. The demoralization of economics: can we recover from Bentham and return to Smith? / Deirdre McCloskey --
3. Separative and soluble selves: dichotomous thinking in economics / Paula England --
pt. II. Feminism confronts neoclassical economic theory and law and economics. 4. Playing with fire: feminist legal theorists and the tools of economics / Neil H. Buchanan --
5. Feminism and eutrophic methodologies / Douglas A. Kysar --
6. Private property, the private subject, and women: can women truly be owners of capital? / Elizabeth Mayes --
7. Nest eggs and stormy weather: law, culture, and black women's lack of wealth / Regina Austin --
8. Deconstructing the state-market divide: the rhetoric of regulation from workers' compensation to the World Trade Organization / Martha T. McCluskey --
pt. III. The costs of the free market: theories of collective responsibility and the withering away of public goods. 9. Cracking the foundational myths: independence, autonomy, and self-sufficiency / Martha Albertson Fineman --
10. The politics of economics in welfare reform / Martha T. McClusky --
11. Deterring "irresponsible" reproduction through welfare reform / Linda C. McClain --
12. Feminist economics: implications for education / Myra H. Strober --
pt. IV. Feminism, economics, and labor. 13. The new face of employment discrimination / Katherine V.W. Stone --
14. Contingent labor: ideology in practice / Risa L. Lieberwitz --
15. Commodification and women's household labor / Katherine B. Silbaugh --
16. Is there agency in dependency? Expanding the feminist justifications for restructuring wage work / Laura T. Kessler --
pt. V. Economics and intimacy: gendered economic roles and the regulation of intimate relationships. 17. What do women really want? Economics, justice, and the market for intimate relationships / June Carbone --
18. Can families be efficient? A feminist appraisal / Ann Laquer Estin --
19. Some concerns about applying economics to family law / Margaret F. Brinig --
20. The business of intimacy: bridging the private-private distinction / Martha M. Ertman.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: edited by Martha Albertson Fineman and Terence Dougherty.
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