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Economistas liberales y cuestión femenina. El singular discurso de la domesticidad de la escuela economista española (1861-1909)

Susana Martinez-Rodriguez ()

No 907, Documentos de Trabajo (DT-AEHE) from Asociación Española de Historia Económica

Abstract: The texts by the Spanish Economist School (second half of the 19th century) –so called liberals- valued the role of women in the economy and the society in a way which strongly confronted the prevailing discourse that defended a unique and exclusive role for all women: housewife and mother. Most members of the Spanish liberal economic trend defended female work in the factories, arguing in terms of wages; they even asked for professional training for illiterate women (who in many cases could not even write and read for the fact of being a woman). The texts of those economists provided new ideas about the economic and social role of women in a Spain dominated by a discourse that denied the need for female work even for poor working class families

Keywords: discourse of the domesticity; role of women in the contemporary societies; Spanish Economists School; Spain; 19th century (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B54 B29 Z19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2009-09
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