The complexities and potential of theorizing gender, caste, race, and class

Rose M. Brewer, Cecilia A. Conrad, Mary C. King

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Most economists have not yet grappled with the demands of intersectional scholarship, which recognizes the intertwined nature of gender, race, class, caste and other influences on the economic situation of individuals and groups. Among economists, feminist economists may have made the most progress and be best positioned to break further ground, though we can do better and much remains to be done. This article synthesizes the case for intersectional work, reviews the state of the economic literature, describes the contributions of the articles in this special issue of Feminist Economics on "gender, color, caste and class," and sketches directions for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-17
Number of pages15
JournalFeminist Economics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2002

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  • Caste
  • Class
  • Feminist Economics
  • Gender
  • Intersectionality
  • Race


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