In Queer Career (Princeton University Press) Canaday sets out to review and re-write our understanding of queer people in the workplace. Historically work places have largely been “straight spaces” where queer people passed, often adopting a “don’t ask/don’t tell” practice with their sexuality. As a result, limited attention has been given to the experiences of queer people in the workforce. Canaday uses this book to unpack the history and role employment insecurity played in gay life in postwar America.