Feminist Political Economy
Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Economics
This course will explore how gender and sexuality shape the lives of people around the world through a feminist approach to economic inquiry. We will study a number of competing theories and scholarly approaches to help us understand the ways constructions of gender and sexuality—as well as race and class—impact the economic experiences of people in contemporary capitalism. Students in this course will learn that there is not one “feminist political economy”, but many possible feminist frameworks we can use to examine economic activity. The first portion of the course will delve into the history of these debates in feminist theory and political economy. This will include liberal feminism, Marxist and socialist feminism, anarcho-feminism, radical feminism, queer theory, eco-feminism, women of color feminisms, global south feminisms, and more. During the second portion of the course, we will investigate themes related to gender, sexuality, and global economic activity (including non-market activity). This could include topics such gendered divisions of labor, gendered income/wage inequality, occupational segregation, sex work, the commodification of bodies and emotions, the myth of gay affluence, Black women and the legacy of slavery, gendered patterns of migration, household production, deindustrialization and masculinity, transnational mothering, and other topics based on student interest. Previous coursework in economics is not required.
College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)
Department: Economics (ECO)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Max Enrollment: 18
Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)
Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)
Seats Available: Yes
* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.
* 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: 8:14pm EDT 9/28/2023