Gender, Metaphor, and the Definition of Economics

  title={Gender, Metaphor, and the Definition of Economics},
  author={Julie A. Nelson},
  journal={Economics and Philosophy},
  pages={103 - 125}
  • J. Nelson
  • Published 1 April 1992
  • Economics
  • Economics and Philosophy
Let me make it clear from the outset that my main point is not either of the following: one, that there should be more women economists and research on “women's issues” (though I think there should be), or two, that women as a class do, or should do, economics in a manner different from men (a position with which I disagree). My argument is different and has to do with trying to gain an understanding of how a certain way of thinking about gender and a certain way of thinking about economics… 

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