Gender and Capitalism
Feminist Encounters with Market Culture
Ronna Brayer-Garb, Dana Olmert, Orna Coussin, Yofi Tirosh
|Van Leer Institute Press and Hakibbutz Hameuchad
|Year of Publication
|Publications of the Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere (WIPS), Theory in Context Series
The anthology consists of twenty-seven contributions (including a translation of Nancy Fraser's 2009 article: "Feminism, Capitalism and the Cunning of History") in various genres – academic papers, personal essays, poetry, and visual art. All texts explore questions related to the complex ties between gender and capitalism today, arranged in four themes: citizenship, the body, the family, and cultural representations.
Most writers address current Israeli society and culture; a few give a historical perspective or address universal questions regarding the intersections of gender and capitalism, especially the challenges and opportunities women face under the current economic regime and contemporary consumer culture.