The essays collected in "Homo Economics provide the factual and analytic ammo to shoot it down, demonstrating that the affluent sector within the gay community is by no means representative of all gays and lesbians These provocative essays clearly explain how class biases and divisions operate to frustrate queer progress. The authors argue convincingly for a movement with the vision and willingness to tackle the gender, class, racial, and economic inequalities of capitalism. In this period of global economic exploitation, social turmoil and domestic cutbacks, this collection makes an invaluable contribution to progressive thoery in general and to queer progressive practice in particular. Editors Amy Glucksman and Betsy Reed have assembled such front-liners as Tony Kushner "Angels in America and New York-bases journalist Jeffrey Escoffier, as well as respected academics of the lifes of Julie Matthaei, within this acute yet entertaining set of 20 missives. Gluckman and Reed's potential audience is vast and largely untapped. Williams, University of Maryland, College Park ""Homo Economics is a welcome addition to the small volume of literature exploring the relationship between lesbian and gay communities and the economy.
Homo Economics: Capitalism, Community, and Lesbian and Gay Life
Homo Economics: Capitalism, Community, and Lesbian and Gay Life - CRC Press Book
Add to Cart. 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. The essays collected in Homo Economics provide the factual and analytic ammo to shoot it down, demonstrating that the affluent sector within the gay community is by no means representative of all gays and lesbians… [This book] builds on the earlier work of let-wing scholars, taking it to a new level of sophistication. These provocative essays clearly explain how class biases and divisions operate to frustrate queer progress.
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