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Queer Commodities: Contemporary US Fiction, Consumer Capitalism, and Gay and Lesbian Subcultures
by Guy Davidson
Queer Commodities is the first study of same-sexuality and consumer capitalism in contemporary US fiction. Drawing upon a diverse range of novels by Edmund White, Samuel Delany, Jane DeLynn, Lynn Breedlove, and Michelle Tea, Guy Davidson proposes that while gay and lesbian subcultures are necessarily commodified, they also provide means of subversively negotiating aspects ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 1st 2009)
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It's hard to rate a book you use for academic purposes. Typically you don't like, love, or hate them. You just use them. This book was perfect for the research project I did on Dorian Gray, commodities, and modern popular gay fiction.