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On the Possibility of a Feminist Economics: The Convergence of Institutional and Feminist Methodology

On the Possibility of a Feminist Economics: The Convergence of Institutional and Feminist... JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES Jel Vol. XXIV No.2 June 1990 On the Possibility of a Feminist Economics: The Convergence of Institutional and Feminist Methodology William Waller and Ann Jennings The purpose of this article is to examine feminist and institutionalist views on epistemology and methodology to see if they are compatible . . The reason for undertaking this examination is the belief that a truly feminist economics, as opposed to economics done by feminists or eco­ nomics about women, will necessarily be the result offeminist explora­ tions in epistemology and methodology. Put simply, iffeminist thought is meaningful in economics, it must make a difference in the analysis. The two major paradigms in the discipline of economics, neoclassical and Marxist, are both uncongenial to feminist views on epistemology and methodology. A tremendous amount of scholarship has been de­ voted to incorporating gender into these paradigms, but in the final analysis it remains an ad hoc addition, not really central to the episte­ mological, methodological, or theoretical core of the economics disci­ pline as defined by these two paradigms. Institutionalists have, with a few notable exceptions, ignored gender in their analysis. We will argue that this omission is not the result http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Economic Issues Taylor & Francis

On the Possibility of a Feminist Economics: The Convergence of Institutional and Feminist Methodology

Journal of Economic Issues , Volume 24 (2): 10 – Jun 1, 1990

On the Possibility of a Feminist Economics: The Convergence of Institutional and Feminist Methodology

Journal of Economic Issues , Volume 24 (2): 10 – Jun 1, 1990

Abstract

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES Jel Vol. XXIV No.2 June 1990 On the Possibility of a Feminist Economics: The Convergence of Institutional and Feminist Methodology William Waller and Ann Jennings The purpose of this article is to examine feminist and institutionalist views on epistemology and methodology to see if they are compatible . . The reason for undertaking this examination is the belief that a truly feminist economics, as opposed to economics done by feminists or eco­ nomics about women, will necessarily be the result offeminist explora­ tions in epistemology and methodology. Put simply, iffeminist thought is meaningful in economics, it must make a difference in the analysis. The two major paradigms in the discipline of economics, neoclassical and Marxist, are both uncongenial to feminist views on epistemology and methodology. A tremendous amount of scholarship has been de­ voted to incorporating gender into these paradigms, but in the final analysis it remains an ad hoc addition, not really central to the episte­ mological, methodological, or theoretical core of the economics disci­ pline as defined by these two paradigms. Institutionalists have, with a few notable exceptions, ignored gender in their analysis. We will argue that this omission is not the result

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Taylor & Francis
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© 1990 by Journal of Economic Issues–Association for Evolutionary Economics.
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1946-326X
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0021-3624
DOI
10.1080/00213624.1990.11505060
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JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES Jel Vol. XXIV No.2 June 1990 On the Possibility of a Feminist Economics: The Convergence of Institutional and Feminist Methodology William Waller and Ann Jennings The purpose of this article is to examine feminist and institutionalist views on epistemology and methodology to see if they are compatible . . The reason for undertaking this examination is the belief that a truly feminist economics, as opposed to economics done by feminists or eco­ nomics about women, will necessarily be the result offeminist explora­ tions in epistemology and methodology. Put simply, iffeminist thought is meaningful in economics, it must make a difference in the analysis. The two major paradigms in the discipline of economics, neoclassical and Marxist, are both uncongenial to feminist views on epistemology and methodology. A tremendous amount of scholarship has been de­ voted to incorporating gender into these paradigms, but in the final analysis it remains an ad hoc addition, not really central to the episte­ mological, methodological, or theoretical core of the economics disci­ pline as defined by these two paradigms. Institutionalists have, with a few notable exceptions, ignored gender in their analysis. We will argue that this omission is not the result

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Published: Jun 1, 1990

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