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Book Reviews Sex Roles‚ Vol. 38‚ Nos. 1/2‚ 1998 The Feminist Dollar: The Wise Woman ’s Buying Guide. By Phyllis A. Katz and Margaret Katz. New York: Plenum Publishing Corporation‚ 1997‚ 395 pp. $19.95 paper. In The Feminist Dollar: The Wise Woman’s Buying G uide‚ Phyllis and Margaret Katz attempt to persuade the reader to consider feminist ideology when making purchase and travel decisions. The authors urge their readers to buy from companies and travel to countries whose policies are advan- tageous to women. To facilitate this approach to purchasing‚ they rate com- panie s‚ states‚ and countrie s according to their female-frie ndline ss and encourage their readers to use these ratings when making purchase and travel decisions. The basic premise is that‚ despite economic disadvantage at the level of the individual ‚ females as a group have enormous unhar- nessed economic power. With collective effort‚ U.S. females can use that power to influence the policies of companie s‚ states‚ and nations in order to advance feminist causes. The idea of using purchasing power to influence policy is not a new one. In fact‚ the authors cite as precedent the well-known consumer boy- cotts of Nestle and South Africa. The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

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Sex Roles , Volume 38 (2) – Oct 6, 2004
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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1018724914581
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Sex Roles‚ Vol. 38‚ Nos. 1/2‚ 1998 The Feminist Dollar: The Wise Woman ’s Buying Guide. By Phyllis A. Katz and Margaret Katz. New York: Plenum Publishing Corporation‚ 1997‚ 395 pp. $19.95 paper. In The Feminist Dollar: The Wise Woman’s Buying G uide‚ Phyllis and Margaret Katz attempt to persuade the reader to consider feminist ideology when making purchase and travel decisions. The authors urge their readers to buy from companies and travel to countries whose policies are advan- tageous to women. To facilitate this approach to purchasing‚ they rate com- panie s‚ states‚ and countrie s according to their female-frie ndline ss and encourage their readers to use these ratings when making purchase and travel decisions. The basic premise is that‚ despite economic disadvantage at the level of the individual ‚ females as a group have enormous unhar- nessed economic power. With collective effort‚ U.S. females can use that power to influence the policies of companie s‚ states‚ and nations in order to advance feminist causes. The idea of using purchasing power to influence policy is not a new one. In fact‚ the authors cite as precedent the well-known consumer boy- cotts of Nestle and South Africa. The

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