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Selling out : the gay and lesbian movement goes to market

Author: Alexandra Chasin
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"The central question that drives Selling Out is: What is the relationship between the gay and lesbian niche market and the movement that fights for the civil rights of gay men and lesbians? By looking at specific sites where the market and the movement interact - namely, the gay and lesbian press, advertising, boycotting, and the funding of gay and lesbian nonprofits - Chasin exposes the dynamics of race, gender,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Chasin
ISBN: 0312214499 9780312214494 0312239262 9780312239268
OCLC Number: 42038308
Notes: The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Description: xxi, 344 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Caveat emptor, or buyer beware --
2. Gay and lesbian press and the "Business of liberation" --
3. Advertising and the promise of consumption --
4. Boycotts will be boycotts --
5. Strings attached: how money moves the movement --
6. Steal this show: away from identity and toward economic justice.
Responsibility: Alexandra Chasin.
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This text looks at the mainstreaming of the gay and lesbian consumer. It shows how the gay movement's political identity has been whitewashed by its eagerness to be embraced by the mainstream.  Read more...


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'...this book is an overdue argument for why a booming gay market is not necessarily a sign of progress...' - Out Magazine 'a passionate analysis of gay politics...' - Publishers Weekly

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