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Scandalous Economics: Gender and the Politics of Financial Crises [Paperback]

Item : Scandalous Economics: Gender and the Politics of Financial Crises [Paperback]
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ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0190204249
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780190204242
Publisher Publisher : Oxford University Press
Pages Pages : 352
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100013300

Of all of the lies, fragile alliances, and predatory financial dealings that have been revealed in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, we have yet to come to terms with the ways in which structural inequalities around gender and race factor into (and indeed make possible) the current economic order.Scandalous Economicsis about silences - the astonishing neglect of gender and race in explanations of the Global Financial Crisis. But, it is also about noises - the sexual scandals and gendered austerity policies that have relegated public debate, and the crisis itself, into political oblivion.

While feminist economists and movements such as Occupy Wall Street have pointed to the distributional inequalities that are an effect of financial deregulation, scholars haven't really grappled with the representational inequalities inherent in the way we view the politics of the market. For example, capitalism won't be made more equitable simply by appointing women to leadership positions within financial firms or corporations. And the next crisis will not be averted if our understandings of gendered inequalities are framed by sexual scandals in media and popular culture. We need to look at the activities and the privileges of the advantaged - the TED women of the crisis -- as much as the victimization of the disadvantaged - to fully grasp the interplay between gender and economy in this fragile age of restoration.Scandalous Economicsbreaks new ground by doing precisely this. It argues that normalization of the post-GFC economic order in the face of its obvious breakdown(s) has been facilitated by co-optation of feminist and queer perspectives into national and international responses to the crisis.

Scandalous Economicsbuilds upon the Occupy movement and other critical analysis of the GFC to comprehensively examine gendered material, ideational and representational dimensions that have served to make the crisis and its elc+

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