Book Spotlights

The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All

M. V. Lee Badgett | Beacon Press (US), May 2020 | This book argues that in addition to human rights reasons for equality, we can now also make an economic argument. Finding that homophobia & transphobia cost 1% or more of a country’s GDP, Badgett uses recent research & statistics to analyze how these hostile practices & environments affect both the US & global economies.

Reassembling Motherhood: Procreation and Care In A Globalized World

Yasmine Ergas, Jane Jenson & Sonya Michel COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS (2019) The globalization of reproduction has generated both greater liberty and new forms of constraint. Emphasizing the tension between the liberalization of procreation and care and the limits to their democratization imposed by multiple inequalities, this multidisciplinary collection of essays highlights the debates that have emerged as motherhood has been simultaneously fragmented and reassembled.