The Feminist Compass
The Capitalist Trajectory
Wednesday, February 23, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
The Socialist Imaginary
Thursday, February 24, 12:20pm, location to be announced
This visit is part of an eight-part series titled “RENEWING SOCIALISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM AND HOW TO GET THERE”.
NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on the value of unpaid care work. In addition to numerous articles published in academic journals, she is the author of Greed, Lust, and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (Oxford, 2009), Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard, 2009), Who Pays for the Kids?: Gender and the Structures of Constraint (Routledge, 1994) and co-editor, with Michael Bittman, of Family Time: The Social Organization of Care (Routledge, 2004). Books she has written for a wider audience include Saving State U (New Press, 2010); The Field Guide to the U.S. Economy (with James Heintz and Jonathan Teller-Elsberg, New Press, 2006 and earlier editions), The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values (New Press, 2001), and The War on the Poor: A Defense Manual (with Randy Albelda, New Press, 1996). She currently coordinates a working group on care work sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. You can read her regular contribution to the New York Times Economix Blog at http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nancy-folbre/