Gender constructions and the possibility of a generous economic actor

Hypatia 17 (2):118-132 (2002)
: In this paper I discuss various approaches to human motivation, considering how the image of economic actors as motivated by narrow self-interest and greed may be changed to one of self-interest combined with generosity and social responsibility. I draw inspiration from feminist economics as well as from psychological, anthropological and mythological material. As an example, I consider the role of self-interest and generosity as motivating forces for ethical investment.
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DOI 10.1353/hyp.2002.0025
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