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Queer Economics

A Reader, 1st Edition

Edited by Joyce Jacobsen, Adam Zeller


480 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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An important new book, bringing together into one volume many of the salient early articles in the field as well as important recent contributions, this reader is an examination of and response to the effects of heteronormativity on both economic outcomes and economics as a discipline.

The first book to consolidate what has been published, filling a gap in the currently available literature and edited by an expert in the field, it contains a brief introductory essay; setting-out the reasons for and aims of the project, and a short section introduction; defining the topic at hand and introducing each of the key readings.

This book is necessary reading for students in research areas including political economy, urban studies, economics, economic history and demographic economics.


"Jacobsen and Zeller provide an excellent grouping of articles and in doing so represent many facets of the field in one place. It is highly recommended reading for anyone looking for a good and frequently challenging overview of queer economics." - Stacy Sneeringer, Wellesley College.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Why Queer Economics? 2. Barriers to the Study of Queer Economics 3. Queer Demography 4. Queer Political Economy 5. Queer Economic History 6. Queer Labor Economics 7. Queer Consumer Economics 8. Queer Urban Economics 9. Queer Public Finance

About the Editors

Joyce P. Jacobsen is Andrews Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA

Adam Zeller is Manager of Distribution and Retail Operations, HBO Video, New York, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Lesbian Studies