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Queers in American popular culture

Author: Jim Elledge
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
Series: Praeger perspectives.
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A collection of articles explores the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons in shaping American popular culture from the late 1800s to the present.
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Queers in American popular culture.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2010
(OCoLC)760906976
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Elledge
ISBN: 9780313354571 031335457X 9780313354588 0313354588 9780313354595 0313354596 9780313354601 031335460X 9780313354618 0313354618 9780313354625 0313354626 9780313354632 0313354634 9780313354649 0313354642
OCLC Number: 548555689
Description: 3 v. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Vol. 1: Film and television. Politically queer: Ellen and the changing face of American television, 1997-2007 / Rachel Loewen Walker ; "There's nowt so queer as folk": nor the spaces they seek / Mark John Isola ; After Noah's arc: Where do we go from here / Michael Johnson Jr. ; Anatomy of a lesbian relationship and its demise: the first lesbian relationship of the medical drama Grey's anatomy / Niina Kuorikoski ; From stereotypes to characters: the development of queer motifs in American cinema from Wings to The children's hour / Florian Mundhenke ; Women actors and male performativity in early Hollywood / Sarah Smorol --
A cinema of contradictions: gay and lesbian representation in 1970s Blaxploitation films / Novotny Lawrence ; Tongues untied: African-American men take the spotlight / Rodger Streitmatter ; When straight America starts "Queering": Brokeback Mountain and its parodies / Jennifer Malkowski ; Queerness taking place: constructing the "Urban redecoration project" of Showtime's The L word / Rosemary Deller ; Nobody wants to watch a beacon: Will & Grace and the limits of mainstream network television / Kathleen Battles and Wendy Hilton-Morrow --
"They can't show a whole screen full of gay people": gay, lesbian, and bisexual television viewers assess portrayals of the gay community on television / Lyn J. Freymiller ; Camp figures of American television in the sixties and seventies: a boyhood memory / Walter R. Holland --
"We'll have a gay old time" : queer representation in American prime-time animation from the cartoon short to the family sitcom / Jo Johnson --
Recuperating and reviling South Park's queer politics / James Keller --
Vol. 2: Literature, pop art, and performance. The AIDS Memorial Quilt and the contemporary culture of public commemoration / Carole Blair and Neil Michel ; Transgender women in the blogosphere / Anne R. Richards ; La Macha, the stealth lesbian, and the transvestite: queer representation and female friendship as revisions of traditional gender roles in Latina popular fiction / R. J. Lambert ; Bechdel's Dykes to watch out for and popular culture / Judith Kegan Gardiner ; Open the book, crack the spine: 69 meditations on lesbians in popular literature / Julie R. Enszer --
Gay pulps / Sarah Boslaugh ; Evolving depictions of "coming out" in young adult literature: a range of possibilities in 12 Lambda Literary Award winners (1992-2006) / Katherine Mason ; Discophobia: antigay prejudice and the 1979 backlash against Disco / Gillian Frank ; When a door is a jar, or out in the theater: Tennessee Williams and queer space / Anne Fleche ; "Artfully dressed in woman's clothing" : drag queens on Chicago's Burlesque stage : an account from the summer of 1909 / Jim Elledge ; A transgressing identity : Buck Angel : "The man with a pussy" / Carlnita P. Greene ; Like a man: signs and symbols of masculinity in gay pornography / Jeffrey Escoffier --
Queer vampires in literature and film / Rita Antoni --
Vol. 3: Sports, leisure, and lifestyle. Marry, Mary! (Quite contrary) : homosexual marriage in ONE magazine, 1953-1959 / C. Todd White ; Queer appetites, butch cooking: recipes for lesbian subjectivities / Katharina Vester ; Advertising: gays conquer another media venue / Rodger Streitmatter ; "We're paying customers too": gay viewers call for the conspicuous representation of gay characters / Lyn J. Freymiller ; Dropkicks, body slams, and glitter: the queer image in North American pro-wrestling / Bryan Luis Pacheco ; Babylon baseball: when the pitcher catches / Mark John Isola ; Communitarian considerations for the coverage of "outed" athletes / Richard Kenney ; "Is it just something Greek : that's all" : Eugen Sandow - queer father of modern body building / Jim Elledge ; RuPaul: fashioning queer / Alison Bancroft ; Boi's story / Barclay Barrios ; He's my gay mother: ballroom houses, housework, and parenting / Marlon M. Bailey ; From the margins to the mainstream: communication about travel and tourism in the gay community, 1960-2000 / David R. Coon ; Pride translated: The Gay Carnival, San Francisco 2008 / Christal Seahorn ; A thin line between being straight or gay: portrayal of lesbian women in advertising / Malgorzata Skorek ; "Seeing is the tithe, not the prize": queer femme gender expression in the 1990s and current decade / Anika Stafford ; Celebrating Ostara: a ritual performance by gay male contemporary pagans / John S. Gentile ; Matthew Shepard: giving a human face to anti-gay violence / Rodger Streitmatter
Series Title: Praeger perspectives.
Responsibility: Jim Elledge, editor.

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This three-volume collection of essays reveals the widespread existence of queer men and women in American popular culture, and showcases their important yet little-known role in shaping our society  Read more...

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"The essays are absorbing reading, and the set overall is a useful resource for students and scholars of LGBT issues and pop culture in many disciplines... Recommended." - Choice

 
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