“Do feminist accounts of austerity, women and inequality need to be rethought?”

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In our currencylatest special issue on ‘the politics of austerity’, Lisa Adkins asks “What can money do?“. In light of the financialisation of the economy, what does it mean for feminists to put their faith in the redistribution of resources (such as money) to deliver justice? Read on for a short extract and click on this link to download the article in full (available for free until 31st March).

“While I certainly do not deny that the contemporary present is characterised by extreme forms of inequality, in this article I seek to open out the question of exactly how conditions of austerity, economic crisis and ongoing recession may be entangled in socio-economic inequalities via a consideration of the changing capacities of resources. I demonstrate how arguments that the ongoing crisis is extending and intensifying already existing inequalities bracket a consideration of the shifting capacities of resources. I also…

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