Political Economy of Gender: Theory and Policy

New School for Social Research: Economics

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Political Economy of Gender
Spring 2024
Taught By: Kirstin Munro
Section: A

CRN: 14614

Credits: 3

This course proceeds from the premise that “building a theory of women's liberation around the category of ‘women’ … is a mistake,” (Vogel 1973). Instead, we will expand our understanding of gender beyond the category of “women” to investigate the relationship between gendered divisions of waged/unwaged work and accumulation. A study of the 1970s Domestic Labor Debates will be the primary focus of our readings, providing the context for our evaluations of current Marxist-feminist political economy as well as the framework for students’ own application of political economic theoretical considerations to a present-day policy problem. Students will be expected to have carefully read or re-read Capital Vol. 1 Part VII (The Accumulation of Capital) and Part VIII (Primitive Accumulation) immediately prior to the start of the semester in preparation for this course.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Economics (ECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:00am EST 2/28/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1107
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024