Readings on Gay Rights, Imperialism and Capitalism

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Desiring Arabs by Joseph Massad

Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism by Rosemary Hennessy

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times by Jasbir K. Puar

Business, not Politics: The Making of the Gay Market by Katherine Sender (Google Books)

Selling Out: The Gay and Lesbian Movement Goes to Market By Alexandra Chasin (Google Books)


Capitalism and Gay Identity by John D’Emilio

Queer Nationality by Lauren Berlant and Elizabeth Freeman

Homonationalism and the Death of the Radical Queer by Haley D. O'Shaughnessy

Selling Sexuality: A Critical Genealogy of Homosexuality and Capital by Nicholas Martin Arrivo

The New Homonormativity: The Sexual Politics of Neoliberalism by Lisa Duggan

Gay Universalism, Homoracialism and “Marriage for All” by Houria Bouteldja

Queers of War: Normalizing Lesbians and Gays in the US War Machine by Hilary King

Gay Imperialism: Gender and Sexuality Discourse in the ‘War on Terror’ by Jin Haritaworn, with Tamsila Tauqir and Esra Erdem

HRC and the Vulture Fund: Making Third World Poverty Pay for LGBT rights

Gay Rights as Human Rights: Pinkwashing Homonationalism  by Maya Mikdashi

The Empire of Sexuality: An Interview with Joseph Massad 

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