Homo Economics: Capitalism, Community, and Lesbian and Gay Life

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Amy Gluckman, Betsy Reed
Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 283 pages
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Homo Economics is the first honest account of the tense relationship between gay people and the economy. This groundbreaking collection brings together a variety of voices from the worlds of journalism, activism, academia, the arts, and public policy to address issues including the recent economic history of the gay community, the community's response to its changing economic circumstances, and the risks inherent in a narrow definition of liberation.
  

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Editors Gluckman and Reed, members of the progressive Dollars and Sense editorial collective, believe that not much research has been done showing how "the U.S. economy has shaped modern gay life," a ... Read full review

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I did not love every piece in this book, but i sure did like Julie Matthaei's "The Sexual Division of Labor, Sexuality, and Lesbian/Gay Liberation: Toward a Marxist-Feminist Analysis of Sexuality in US Capitalism" Read full review

Contents

The Gay Markering Moment
3
The Growrh of the Gay and Lesbian Marker
11
I Was a Stepford Queer at the Inaugural Ball
21
Challenging the Myths on the Economic
65
Lesbian and Gay Occupational Strategies
73
The Contradictions of Capitalism for Lesbians
87
Notes toward an Economic
123
Do Gay Men Have a Stake in Male Ptivilege? The Political Economy
165
Where Has Gay Liberation Gone? An Interview with Barbara Smith
195
The Right Wings Atrack on Gay
209
A Btief History
223
An Interview with Susan Moit
229
Btinging Economic Diversity to the Gay
241
A Ptimer for Gay and Lesbian Activists
249
AIDS and the Moral Economy of Insurance
261
Conttibutors
275

A Socialism of the Skin
185

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Amy Gluckman and Betsy Reed are the authors of The Gay Marketing Moment, an expose of myths about gay consumers that appeared in Dollars and Sense, a Boston-based progressive economics magazine. They are both members of the Dollars and Sense editorial collective.

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