Sara Cantillon, Sara Stevano
Feminist political economy is essential to understanding the gendered dimensions of contemporary capitalism. Motivated by the rejection of gender-blind approaches in economics and political economy, feminist political economy sheds new light on the power relations that shape household, national and global dynamics. It recognizes and explores the relations between the economic, the social and the political in the reproduction of inequality and engages with debates that are relevant for both the global North and South.
In this book, Sara Cantillon and Sara Stevano provide a much-needed introduction to the key topics in feminist political economy that are necessary to understand inequality in the contemporary global socio-economic system. The chapters are structured as if lectures in a university module and are grouped around four thematic theme: key principles; public-private divides; employment; and policy approaches. Together they offer a course for social scientists looking to gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the role of gender relations of power in the global economy.
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.
Sara Stevano is Lecturer in Economics at the University of the West of England, Bristol.