- The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory
- List of Contributors
- Feminist Theory: Transforming the Known World
- Coloniality of Gender and Power: From Postcoloniality to Decoloniality
- Cyborgs and Virtual Bodies
- Formal, Informal, and Care Economies
- Feminist Jurisprudence
- Feminist Standpoint
- Gendered Divisions of Labor
- Intersexuality, Transgender, and Transsexuality
- Microphysics of Power
- Militarization and War
- Norms and Normalization
- Performativity and Performance
- The Personal Is Political
- Pop Culture/Visual Culture
- Posthuman Feminist Theory
- Pregnancy, Personhood, and the Making of the Fetus
- Race and Racialization
- Reproduction: From Rights to Justice?
- Science Studies
- Sexual Difference
- Subjectivity and Subjectivation
Abstract and Keywords
Feminists from a range of disciplines and perspectives theorized the basic androcentric bias in neoliberal (or neoclassical) economic theory. This chapter analyzes the market as a gendered spatial and conceptual construction and shows how marketization—the encroachment of the market upon noneconomic spheres—involves gendered practices that are embedded in and constitutive of, and transformative of unequal power relations of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, age, national origin, and geopolitical locations. It traces how neoliberal global restructuring has affected women’s participation in productive, reproductive, and virtual economies, including agribusiness, industrial production, the service sector, transnational care work, and sex work, and in the area of affective labor. And it demonstrates how the financialization of noneconomic spheres of the global economy insert women from the global North and the global South into the global financial sector through microfinancing schemes, which subject them to the disciplinary and regulatory power of global finance.
Marianne H. Marchand, Depto. de Relaciones Internacionales y Ciencia Política, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla
Social Activist and Scholar
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