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The new queer aesthetic on television : essays on recent programming

Author: James R Keller; Leslie Stratyner
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These essays explore the politics of representation and the clash of progressive and regressive social agendas in television. The work places emphasis on the search for a space for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered within the mainstream media. The book contains criticisms of characters in such shows as Six Feet Under, Queer As Folk, Friends, and Ellen"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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New queer aesthetic on television.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2006
(DLC) 2005029556
(OCoLC)62085441
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Keller; Leslie Stratyner
ISBN: 9781476609072 1476609071
OCLC Number: 681467604
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 216 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: What do gay men desire? Peering behind the queer eye / Robert Benjamin Bateman --
Queer eye on the prize : the stereotypical sodomites of summer / W.C. Harris --
Embattled sex : rise of the Right and victory of the queer in Queer as folk / Rebecca Clare Beirne --
Queering the straight world : the politics of resignification in Queer as folk / Esther Peeren --
A trip to the queer circus : reimagined masculinities in Will & Grace / Richard J. Conway --
Straight and crazy? Bisexual and easy? Or drunken floozy? The queer politics of Karen Walker / Danielle Mitchell --
Desire and the "big black sex cop" : race and the politics of sexual intimacy in HBO's Six feet under / Guy Mark Foster --
"We cannot afford to keep being so high-minded" : fighting the Religious Right on The L word / Margaret McFadden --
Politics of the sitcom formula : Friends, Mad about you, and the sapphic second banana / Kelly Kessler --
Masculinity and male intimacy in nineties sitcoms : Seinfeld and the ironic dismissal / Margo Miller --
Gay performativity and reality television : alliances, competition, and discourse / Christopher Pullen --
Altar ego : GLAAD sacrifices male intimacy and commitment ceremonies to the media gods / James Black --
Lesbians and serial TV : Ellen finds her inner adult / Becca Cragin.
Responsibility: edited by James R. Keller and Leslie Stratyner.
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"a thought-provoking read...must-have...Keller's tome will be a reference you will want to thumb through the next time you take the DVD off the shelf--or it may compel you to do so"--Scarlett.

 
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