International Feminist Perspectives on Care Economy
Against this background the proposed paper seeks to analyse which particular contribution these feminist concepts make towards the theoretical conceptualization of a political economy of care and its sectoral dynamics and interdependencies. It will identify specific characteristics, differences and similarities in theories on care economy on the basis of the above mentioned work on feminist care economy and the deployed approaches. The focus of this analysis will lie on
their theoretical approach to care work and care economy
their potential to describe the gendered rationalities of caring and sectoral allocation mechanisms.
The paper will furthermore explore the existing conceptual contributions for theorizing the political economy of care in a global context (Razavi 2007; Yeates 2005). On the basis of this analysis it will identify starting points for further theoretical considerations in particular with regard to the “5-Sector Model of the Economy” (Gubitzer 2006).
The paper is developed as a part of an empirical research project on care in the household sector carried out by Women`s Academy Munich and Munich University of Applied Sciences within the research cooperation ForGenderCare.