In this analysis we resituate the "Debating Markets" text found in Feminist Economics 2(1) within the flow of conversation found on Femecon in May and June 1994, from which it was extracted. We then compare quantitative, thematic and stylistic features of the entire corpus. Three dominant themes are a market debate, a community debate and a collective action. We examine gender in relation to participation in these discussions and in relation to Femecon as a feminist community and a place for building a feminist economics.
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This commentary was prepared while the second author, Stephen Gudeman, was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, and received financial support from the Center and the National Science Foundation #SES-9022192. He is deeply appreciative to both.