In this chapter, the authors highlight the importance of capitalism to women's and gender historians, to articulate some key questions raised about the nature of economies and capitalism. They chose a few subfields to indicate the breadth and significance of work being done on women, gender, sexuality, and capitalism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The themes the authors highlight here are areas they find particularly exciting and generative for scholars of women and gender. In particular, the authors focus on reproductive labor ; consumer economy (provisioning, use, and production); coverture, the family, and economic policy; informal economies; and struggles for economic justice. Gender and women's historians have made it clear that marriage was a foundational economic institution in the United States.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||A Companion to American Women's History|
|Subtitle of host publication||Second Edition|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - Nov 13 2020|
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- Consumer economy
- Economic justice
- Economic policy
- Family wage
- Informal economies
- Reproductive labor