Martha E. Gimenez
Martha E. Gimenez is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she was instrumental, together with a group of faculty and students, in the creation of the Women's Studies Program. She is originally from Argentina, where she studied Law and sociology at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, and received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 1973. She has published nuerous articles and book chapters on Marxist Feminist Theory, the political economy of population, U.S. politics of racial/ethnic construction, and problems of democratization in the global economy.
Gimenez is the founding editor of PSN -- Progressive Sociologists Network, PPN -- Progressive Population Network, together with Chrys Ingraham and Rosemary Hennessy, founded MATFEM -- Materialist Feminism, and together with Malgosia Askanas and Carrol Cox, moderates M-Fem -- Marxism-Feminism.
In her work, Martha E. Gimenez has sought to use Marx's methodology and theoretical framework for understanding the oppression of women in the capitalist mode of production. Her work aims to demonstrate the continuing relevance of Marx and Marxist theory for feminist theorizing and feminist politics.
Work Without Wages. Ed. Jane Collins and Martha Gimenez. SUNY Press, 1990.
"Marxist Feminism / Materialist Feminism." Feminist Theory Website. Ed. Kristin Switala. 1998. [You can read this article here.]
"The Production of Divisions: Gender Struggles under Capitalism," in Marxism in the Postmodern Age. Ed. Antonio Callari, C. Biewener, and S. Cullenberg. (The Guilford Press, 1995).
"The Mode of Reproduction in Transition: A Marxist Feminist Analysis of the Effects of Reproductive Technologies." Gender and Society 5/3 (1991).
"The Dialectics of Waged and Unwaged Work: Waged Work, Domestic Labor and Household Survival inthe United States," in Work Without Wages. Ed. Jane Collins and Martha Gimenez. (SUNY Press, 1990).
"Marxist and Non-Marxist Elements in Engels' Views on the Oppression of Women," in Engels Revisited. New Feminist Essays. Ed. Janer Sayers, M. Evans, and N. Redclift. (London: Tavistock, 1987).
"The Feminization of Poverty: Myth or Reality?" The Insurgent Sociologist 14 (Fall 1987).
"The Oppression of Women," in Structural Sociology. Ed. Ino Rossi. (Columbia University Press, 1982).
"Feminism, Pronatalism and Motherhood." International Journal of Women Studies 3 (Summer 1980).
"Structuralist Marxism on 'The Woman Question'." Science and Society XLII (Fall 1978).
"Marxism and Feminism." Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies. 1 (Fall 1975).
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