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Estrategias feministas de deconstrucción del objeto de estudio de la economía

Author(s): Amaia Pérez Orozco

Journal: Foro Interno : Anuario de Teoría Política
ISSN 1578-4576

Volume: 4;
Start page: 87;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: Feminist Economics | deconstruction | dichotomy | domestic labour | sustainability of life.

This text discusses different approaches to Feminist Economics according to their proposals to redefine the object of study of economics. These proposals can be understood as attempts to deconstruct key androcentric dichotomies such as the economic/non-economic and work/non-work polarities. Two main deconstruction strategies are identified, with different theoretical, empirical and political implications. The first one is aimed at recovering and revaluing the “other” in economic discourse, that is, domestic labour. The second one looks for a displacement of the binary structure through the creation of a third term or “hinge word”. The concept of sustainability of life would be the “hinge term” that allows for a revision of related concepts such as work. Finally, this article argues that a theoretical shift of attention towards sustainability of life is occurring within Feminist Economics.
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