The Gendering of Global Finance
|Publication Date||November 2009|
|Formats||Ebook (PDF) Hardcover|
The financial crisis which erupted in 2007 brought to the fore the very assumptions of competition and risk which underpin financial market relations. Despite tantalizing but rare glimpses of women's involvement within this sector in past centuries, financial markets emerged very much as a male domain. This book explores the gendered nature of the historical emergence of modern finance and its expansion to a now global scale. It analyses the ways in which women were and still are marginalized in terms of financial activity and associated structures of ideological and cultural power, which continue to play a critical role in shaping the contemporary global political economy.