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Homo economics: capitalism, community, and lesbian and gay lifeUser Review - Book Verdict
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 problem they attempt to rectify with this unique collection of essays. The essays look at occupations, labor union involvement, living in gay neighborhoods, marketing campaigns targeted at gay consumers, domestic partnership and other benefits, and AIDS. In one remarkable essay, Lee Badgett finds that the sampling of gay and lesbian people in polls is skewed; she maintains that the myth of affluent gays is largely just that and that "it is much more common for lesbian, gay and bisexual people to earn less than heterosexuals." While a few of the 19 essays come across as leftist screeds, the majority thoughtfully examine how gays and lesbians have used American capitalism to start small businesses, benefit their communities, and improve their lives overall. Recommended for larger academic libraries and all gay/lesbian collections.--Richard S. Drezen, "Washington Post" News Research Ctr., Washington, D.C.
Review: Homo Economics: Capitalism, Community, and Lesbian and Gay LifeUser Review - Goodreads
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"