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The sex factor : how women made the West rich / Victoria Bateman.

Author/Creator:
Bateman, Victoria N. (Victoria Naomi), 1979- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Women -- Social conditions.
Women -- Employment.
Wages -- Women.
Sex role -- Economic aspects.
Feminism -- History.
Feminism.
Sex role -- Economic aspects.
Wages -- Women.
Women -- Employment.
Women -- Social conditions.
Frau
Feminismus
Ungleichheit
Geschlechterrolle
Westliche Welt
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
Why did the west become so rich? Why is inequality on the rise? How 'free' should markets be? And what does sex have to do with it? In this passionate and skilfully argued book, leading feminist Victoria Bateman shows how we can only understand the burning economic issues of our time if we put sex and gender - 'the sex factor' - at the heart of the picture. Spanning the globe and drawing on thousands of years of history, Bateman weaves rigorous analysis with autobiographical insights to tell a bold, ambitious story about how the status and freedom of women - particularly freedom over their bodies - is central to our prosperity and economic wellbeing. Genuine female empowerment requires us to not only recognise the liberating potential of the market and the importance of smart government policies, but to also challenge the double-standard of many modern feminists when they celebrate the brain while denigrating the body. This iconoclastic book is a devastating expos of what we have lost from ignoring 'the sex factor', and how reversing this neglect can drive the economic policies we need to deliver a wealthy, environmentally sustainable and equal society in the twenty-first century.
Contents:
Prosperity
Censored : how the west (supposedly) got ahead
Uncensored : the secret recipe of economic success
Inequality
When did sexism begin?
Income inequality : what does sex have to do with it?
Sex sells
State versus markets
Marx versus markets
Why women make better states
Humanity
Me, myself and I : a history of the individual
Humans versus robots
Economics meets feminism
Conclusion
Endnotes
Bibliography.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Bateman, Victoria N. (Victoria Naomi), 1979- author. Sex factor
ISBN:
9781509526765
1509526765
9781509526772
1509526773
OCLC:
1052904302
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