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Queer media images : LGBT perspectives

Author: Jane Campbell; Theresa Carilli
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2013.
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Addresses how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people are depicted across a wide variety of media. Focuses on how the LGBT community has been silenced or given voice, scrutinizes LGBT media representations, and provides a snapshot into the issues surrounding LGBT identity during a time when the Defense of Marriage Act is called into question.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Campbell; Theresa Carilli
ISBN: 9780739180280 0739180282 9780739180297 0739180290 1498516106 9781498516105
OCLC Number: 826895174
Description: ix, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jane Campbell and Theresa Carilli --
Part I. Queer images. Focus on the SpongeBob: the representational politics of James Dobson / Jason Zingsheim ; The complex relationship between (and within) the oppressed and the empowered: contradiction and LGBT portrayals on The L word / Jennifer A. Guthrie, Adrianne Kunkel and K. Nicole Hladky ; Family perfection: the queer family as perspective by incongruity on Will and Grace and Queer as folk / Rachel E. Silverman ; Revisiting Vito Russo's The celluloid closet / Jane Campbell and Theresa Carilli ; To Glee or not to Glee: exploring the empowering voice of the Glee movement / Lori Montalbano --
Part II. Performances of sexuality and gender. A pregnant pause, a transgender look: Thomas Beatie in the maternity pose / Kristin Norwood ; The rhetoric of sexual experimentation: a critical examination of Katy Perry's "I kissed a girl" / Brittani Hidahl and Richard D. Besel ; Queer male TV commentators: Kinjo-no-Obasan in advanced capitalism / Kimiko Akita --
Part III. Living in the margins. The construction of queer and the conferring of voice: empowering and disempowering portrayals of transgenderism on TransGeneration / K. Nicole Hladky ; "Born this way": biology and sexuality in Lady Gaga's pro-LGBT media / Shannon Weber ; First but (nearly) forgotten: why you know Milk but not Kozachenko / Bruce E. Drushel --
Part IV. Queer issues. "Is she a man? Is she a transvestite?": critiquing the coverage of intersex athletes / Rick Kenney and Kimiko Akita ; The commercial closet: how gay-specific media and the Imagery of "the closet" erases the LGBT community from the mainstream gaze / Kristin Comeforo ; "Should we stop believin"?: Glee and the culture of essentialist identity discourse / John Wolf and Valarie Schweisberger ; "The play's the thing": representations of heteronormative sexuality in a popular children's TV sitcom / Zoe Kenney.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Campbell and Theresa Carilli.

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Campbell and Carilli (both, Purdue University Calumet) have assembled a collection of accessible essays that interrogate contemporary LGBTQ texts, politics, and experiences. Contributions include Read more...

 
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