Towards Feminist Histography of Economics
AbstractOver the past decades, research on neglected and under-researched women economic writers and
women economists has taken off in the history of economics. The focus in this work has
predominantly been on the work and life of these women and the contextualization of their work,
bringing together an important body of work that has enriched the history of economic thought.
This paper proposes to move from here towards an approach to writing the history of economics
that integrates and moves beyond what feminist scholars would refer to as 'add and stir;' add
women and leave it to that. The paper explores the impacts of taking the gathered insights into
account rethinking the histography of the economics taking the work and lives of women
economic writers and economists into account. One of the arguments will be that to understand
the neglect of women economists and their exclusion from the narrative of the history of
economics, notions of gender and race also need to be taken into account.