Sara Cantillon is Professor of Economics and Gender at Glasgow Caledonian University and Director of the WiSE Centre for Economic Justice. Previously, she was Head of the School of Social Justice and Director of the Equality Studies Centre at University College Dublin. Her main research interests are equality, poverty, gender and intrahousehold distribution and she has published widely in academic journals as well as policy reports for Government Departments and statutory bodies.
Diane Elson is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex and Visiting Professor in the WiSE Research Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is Chair of the UK Women’s Budget Group, a voluntary network of researchers that analyses the impact of UK government budgets on gender equality and low income women. She has published widely on gender inequality, development and human rights and continues to work as a special advisor for UN Women.
This path-breaking new series critically examines the economy and the theory and methodology of economics through the lens of gender. It will publish original and incisive research in peer-reviewed, open access, short books that explores the role of gender in the contemporary global economy.
Premised on the view that every aspect of our economy is gendered and a theory and practice that ignores this is, at best, incomplete, the series will highlight such issues as the importance of unpaid work and the gendered division of labour, not only for the economics of the labour market and the household, but also for fiscal and monetary policy, international trade and investment. It will also reveal the androcentric biases within mainstream and heterodox economic analysis. Feminist research undermines both the standard assumption of mainstream economics that economic agents are individuals acting solely in their own self-interest, and the standard assumption of heterodox economics that economic inequality can be adequately addressed through class analysis.
The series showcases how economic relationships, actions and institutions are directly affected by gender norms, how a gendered perspective illuminates aspects of the economy that would otherwise be ignored, and challenges many of the tenets that underpin both the mainstream and heterodox interpretation of how economies function.
Economics and the wider study of the economy is receiving growing critical attention from feminist theory and gender-based approaches, but this is often ignored by economists, both mainstream and heterodox. This series shows economists why they must take account of gender and marks an important intervention in a subject area and research agenda shaped by many masculinist assumptions and methods.
The books in the series will be available open access through our website and to purchase as digital and print copies through the usual book trade channels and our worldwide network of distributors and agents. More information about open access publishing with Agenda can be found here.
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