Costs of the closet. MV Lee Badgett, Money, Myths and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbian and Gay Men

Davis, Kristen (2005) Costs of the closet. MV Lee Badgett, Money, Myths and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbian and Gay Men. Traffic (Univeristy of Melbourne), 6 1: 201-203.

Author Davis, Kristen
Title Costs of the closet. MV Lee Badgett, Money, Myths and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbian and Gay Men
Formatted title Costs of the closet. MV Lee Badgett, Money, Myths and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbian and Gay Men
Journal name Traffic (Univeristy of Melbourne)
ISSN 1447-2538
Publication date 2005-01
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 201
End page 203
Total pages 3
Place of publication Parkville, VIC, Australia
Publisher University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association (GSA)
Language eng
Formatted abstract Throughout Money, Myths and Change, Badgett debunks stereotypes which construct lesbians and gay men as an economically privileged class by addressing a range of critical issues which affect the livelihoods of gays and lesbians.

Badgett's book complements the body of work that has already been done in this area, specifically those critiques which have emerged from the humanities. Not only is this text more comprehensive than previous critiques I have encountered, but as well as being situated with lesbian and gay studies, Money, Myths and Change also analyses the Pink Economy from an economic perspective. In combining these approaches, Badgett is able to cover many diverse and complex issues which impact on gay and lesbian standards of living, financial and family decisions, and professional lives. All in all, it is an engaging and highly readable work, which effectively discredits many of the economic myths surrounding gays and lesbians and which suggests in their place a variety of economic strategies for social change.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: "Quotidian Queer".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
 
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