In The Price We Pay, Margaret Randall interviews women from a wide range of economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to reveal the role money plays in their lives. These women speak of their changing expectations and attitudes regarding money. Daughters of immigrants remember what money meant in the transition between worlds. They disclose the feelings that they have of stigma or shame at not having enough, guilt at having too much, and the lies, secrets and silences caused by these feelings. These personal stories are woven into a history of women's economics and chapters on family, work, the media, power and control, and lesbian economics.
About the Author:
Margaret Randall is a writer, photographer, teacher and political activist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has published over sixty books and hundreds of articles, essays and poems including Sandino's Daughters (1981), Sandino's Daughters Revisited (1994), Gathering Rage (1992), Dancing with the Doe (1992), Walking to the Edge (1991), This is About Incest (1987) and Christians in theNicaraguan Revolution (1983). She has taught at Trinity College, Oberlin College and the University of New Mexico.