How Adam Smith Forgot About Women by Rose Hogmire

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Title

How Adam Smith Forgot About Women by Rose Hogmire

Subject

Politics and Government

Description

In an initial read of Adam Smith’s landmark work Wealth of Nations for the young economics student, concepts known from our daily observations of economics are ingrained into our culture thanks to his contributions: self-interest motivates the economy, the division of labor increases production where necessary, and international trade is advantageous for all nations, to name a few. What may slip the mind of readers is the exclusion of women from Wealth of Nations, especially as the word is only given considerable time at three points throughout the series. It is a lost cause to expect economic writers of Smith’s time to be bleeding heart feminists, as thankfully the role of women in the economy has certainly evolved in passing centuries. This essay identifies Smith’s limiting narrative of women as wives, child-bearers, prostitutes, and self-sufficient individuals as their role in the wealth of nations.

Creator

Rose Hogmire

Source

Senior Showcase Oral presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 17, 2018

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Format

pdf

Identifier

Majors: Politics and Government, Economics
History of Economic Thought

Files

HOET Final.pdf

Citation

Rose Hogmire, “How Adam Smith Forgot About Women by Rose Hogmire,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed November 20, 2018, https://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/99.

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