Study Group on Feminist Epistemology

December 2018 - March 2019

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Description

Aim
The efforts surrounding this proposition of Gender and Economics, Philosophy of Economics and History of Economic Thought Working Groups is to foster the discussion of both philosophical themes surrounding gender economic studies and the possible implications of gender perspectives within the epistemology of economics (e.g the building of homoeconomicus). This project will contain one Webminar and online reading group’s sessions.

Description
Since both subjects are outside the regular scope of study of most economists, the project will start with a general introduction in the format of a Webminar. Here we will invite professor Zdravka Todorova (Wright State University - http://www.wright.edu/~zdravka.todorova/) to make an open introductory session on Feminist Economics. The reading group schedule and texts will be settled in this first meeting. This Webminar will be recorded, so anyone that desires to join us later can have contact with this general introduction.
In this reading group, based on texts and topics suggested both by organizers and participants, we intend to organize discussions through online-conference. The idea is that someone will be responsible for presenting general comments on the paper in order to
enhance the discussion. The length of this phase will depend on the number of texts and topics that the participants choose, bu the initial idea are 5 reading group’s meeting.

Structure
Phase 1: Webminar with professor Zdravka Todorova
Start: 18 December 2018 – 14:30 (CET)
Phase 2: Reading group activities
10 January 2019 – 14:30 (CET)
24 January 2019 – 14:30 (CET)
07 February 2019 – 14:30 (CET)
21 February 2019 – 14:30 (CET)
07 March 2019 – 14:30 (CET)

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no upcoming events in this project.

PAST EVENTS

Online

18 Dec 2018

Webinar

Feminist Economics and Social Provisioning

Professor Zdravka Todorova (Wright State University – http://www.wright.edu/~zdravka.todorova/) is going to present the general aspects of gender studies in economics. You find some reading suggestions about the topic in this folder, but remember they are only suggestions, everyone is invited to join us regardless of being able to read it or not:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rajB7a6_f9i0hLWS52H99AuOa2DlwjpF This webinar is the first part of a studying group focused on Feminist Epistemology in Economics. This studying group is an initiative of the following working groups: Gender and Economics; Philosophy of Economics, and History of Economics Thought.

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Online

15 Feb 2019

Webinar

Discussion of "Gender and Economics" from Julie Nelson

After the webinar provided by Prof. Todorova, the Feminist Epistemology Project will start their study group meetings with the discussion of the chapter "Gender and Economics" from the book "Feminism, objectivity and economics" by Julie Nelson. You find the next in this link:https://drive.google.com/open?id=15St55Fl39u0_cPpC-dvweY6nkIr4oMvC Everyone interested in more than welcome! For those who did not see prof. Todorova webinar, it is available at:https://youngscholarsinitiative.zoom.us/recording/play/q0QkJhvB_D7nxnrAXs3fZBm76JF4vkjbwZaq4rhMOeo7O6TlQPz6rXoCwSlLluDL In case of any doubts, please contact any of the organizers.

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Online

29 Apr 2019

Webinar

Discussion of "Behind Marx's Hidden Abode" by Nancy Fraser

After the kick-off webinar with Prof. Todorova, the Feminist Epistemology Project started their study group meetings with the discussion of the chapter "Gender and Economics" from the book "Feminism, objectivity and economics" by Julie Nelson.In our next session, we will discuss "Behind Marx's Hidden Abode" by Nancy Fraser. Here is a list of questions of some of the issues that we would like to discuss: How does Fraser define reproduction? How can we distinguish social reproduction from commodity production? Is it simply waged versus unwaged work? Is the idea of a "totally commodified world" impossible in theory? Are non-marketized realms an essential feature of Capitalism? Are the pairs of "complementary opposites" production/reproduction, economy/polity, human/non-human of the same kind or are there essential differences between them? What is specific from social reproduction crisis? Please feel free to join us even if you did not have the chance of be part of our previous events! You find the next in this link:https://newleftreview.org/issues/II86/articles/nancy-fraser-behind-marx-s-hidden-abode.pdf Everyone interested in more than welcome! For those who did not see prof. Todorova webinar, it is available at:https://youngscholarsinitiative.zoom.us/recording/play/q0QkJhvB_D7nxnrAXs3fZBm76JF4vkjbwZaq4rhMOeo7O6TlQPz6rXoCwSlLluDL In case of any doubts, please contact any of the organizers.

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Working groups
  • Philosophy of Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Gender and Economics
Project Organizers
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Julia Marchevsky

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Ian C S Almeida

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Magalí Brosio

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Erica Aloe

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