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Greed, Lust and Gender A History of Economic Ideas

ISBN-10: 0199238421

ISBN-13: 9780199238422

Edition: 2009

Authors: Nancy Folbre

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This book dramatizes the history of self-interest by describing a centuries-long debate over greed, lust, and appropriate gender roles. Ranging from the 18th century to the present, it offers a deft and engaging critique of economic history and the history of ideas from a feminist perspective.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/22/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Epigraph
Introduction
The Eye of the Needle
Liberation
Damnation
Patriarchal Feudalism
The Growth of Markets
Patriarchal Ideology
Markets and Mentalit�s
Regulation
The Springs of Desire
The Commonwealth of Fathers
Patriarchy Defended
Patriarchy Modified
A Supremacy to Themselves
(Re)production
Sexual Efficiency
Contractual Power
Defining Virtues
The Ancient Regime
Age and Gender, Love and Sex
The Rebellion of the Harem
The Climate of Reason
Self, Love, God, and Nature
Commerce and Virtue
Human Nature
Free Trade but Not Free Love
Humanism
Selfishness Celebrated
Sexual Regulation
Love Thyself
The Butcher, the Baker, and the Wife
The Balance
The Limits of Affection
Sweet Commerce
The Fraternal Compromise
Slavery and Evil
Feminism and Abolition
Observers from Abroad
Democracy in America
The Perfectibility of Man
Progress?
Of Bread and Cake
Interests and the Revolution
Malevolence Theorized
Timid Egoism
The Greatest Happiness
Chivalry versus Calculation
The Vindication
Godwin�s Enquiry
The Greatest Good
Gendered Virtues
Self-love, Triumphant
Poor Relief
The Essay on Population
Against Benevolence
The Improper Arts
Malthus and Women
Enlightenment Redux
Production and Reproduction
Patriarchal Capitalism
The Rise of Individual Occupations
The Labor Theory of Value
Child Labor and the Poor Laws
Fertility and Out-of-Wedlock Births
The Wages of Virtue
Family Disruptions
Whose Wealth?
Wealth Demoralized
The Limits to Growth
Collective Interests
The Corn Laws
Free Trade
Protectionism
Selfish Classes
The Social Family
The Social Father
The Great Dream
Class and Gender
Owen�s Economics
The Appeal of One-Half the Human Race
Feminist Socialism
Utopian and Scientific
Equal Opportunities
Napoleonic Code
Secular Humanism
The Sexual Radicals
Le Tribune des Femmes
The Calculus of Harmony
The Sexual Welfare State
Brook Farm
Crazy Attempts
The Subjection of Women
The Partnership
The Subjection of Women
Political Activism
A Fundamental Question
Declaring Independence
Peculiar Institutions
Equality and Difference
Collective Interests
The Economic Significance of Family Work
Divorce and Reproductive Rights
Balancing Acts
The Icy Waters
Revolutions
Scientific Self-Interest
The Holy Family
The Response to Bebel
Bebel and Social Democracy
The Survival of the Altruistic
The Free Development of All
The Sacred Sphere
Domestic Advice
The Meaning of Motherhood
Neoclassical Altruism
Women�s Duties
Virtue and Consequences
The Unproductive Housewife
Counting Workers
The U.S. and Massachusetts Censuses
A Double Bind
Home Economics and Household Production
National Income and the Value of Labor Services
The Meaning of the Adjectives
The Nanny State
Fear of Fertility Decline
The Family Wage
The Fabians
The Endowment of Motherhood
Minimum Wages for Women in the U.S.
Birth Control
Sleeping Beauty Awakes
The Glorious Unfolding
Public Support and Reproductive Rights
Human Capitalism
Social Welfare
The Opposite Reaction
Everyone a Capitalist
Capitalizing Humans
The Altruistic Family
Families, Gender Inequality, and the State
The Third Realm
Beyond Economic Man
The Waves
Feminist Economics
Motivations
Markets and Non-Markets
The Costs of Care
Gender Norms
Fairness, Reciprocity, and Care
Gross National Happiness
Rational and Caring People
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index