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Sexual Identities and the Media : an introduction

Author: Wendy Hilton-Morrow; Kathleen Battles
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2015.
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Sexual Identities and the Media encourages students to examine media as a site of negotiation for how people make sense of their own and others' sexual identities. Taking a critical/cultural approach, Wendy Hilton-Morrow and Kathleen Battles weave together theory, synthesis of existing research, and original analysis of contemporary media examples in order to explore key areas of debate, including: an historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hilton-Morrow, Wendy.
Sexual Identities and the Media : An Introduction.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Hilton-Morrow; Kathleen Battles
ISBN: 9781136291357 1136291350 9780203114513 0203114515
OCLC Number: 904547641
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copright; Dedication; Brief Contents ; Contents ; Preface ; Acknowledgments ; 1 Introduction ; Studying Sexual Identities ; Box 1.1: Alternative Sexuality Models; Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity-What Does It All Mean?; Box 1.2: The Heterosexual Questionnaire; The Alphabet Soup of Sexual Identities; Box 1.3: The Limits of Social Acceptance; Essentialist and Social Constructionist Perspectives; From Gay Politics/Theory to Queer Politics/Theory; Complicating Sexual Identity; Box 1.4: Gender and Sexuality in a Cultural Context. The Relationship between Media and Identity The Social Scientific Approach: Identity Prior to Media; Critical/Cultural Approach: Media Prior to Identity; Media and Identity in the Digital Age; Conclusion ; References ; 2 Historical Context ; Box 2.1: Changing Language and Shifting Identities; Emerging Identities: 1860s-1930s; Scientific Interest in Sexuality; Box 2.2: Scientific Research on Sexuality and Race; Changing Socio-Economic Conditions; Media Images of an "Identity"; Box 2.3: Framing of 19th Century Female-to-Male Cross Dressers; An Emerging Movement: 1940s-1950s. Shared Identity and Shared PersecutionHomosexual Voices; Transgender as a Distinct Identity; From Tolerance to Liberation: 1960s-1970s ; Gayness as Political Identity; Gayness as Ethnic Identity; Media Recognition; Box 2.4: Vito Russo and The Celluloid Closet; Defined by AIDS: 1980s ; A Common Enemy; Complications from AIDS-Media Representations; Conclusion ; References ; 3 Visibility ; The Visibility Generation ; Political Recognition; Media Visibility; Box 3.1: Tracking Visibility; Why Visibility Matters ; Approaches to Visibility ; Stereotypes. Box 3.2: Advocacy for Whom? GLAAD and Its CriticsCritiques of Stereotype Analysis; Stereotypes as "Work"; Box 3.3: Rethinking the "Sissy"; Visibility for What? ; Box 3.4: Evaluating the Meaning of Gay Marriage in Television; Conclusion ; References ; 4 Consumer Culture ; Box 4.1: "Gendernebulous" Fashion Advertising; The Gay Market ; Box 4.2: The Bear Market; Marketing in Gay Publications; "Gay Vague" Advertising; Box 4.3: Commercial Closet; From Gay Vague to Gay Vogue; Identity, Politics, and Consumer Culture ; The Marketplace as Political Battlefield; Advertising's Model Minority. Box 4.4 GLBTQ Publications as ActivismConclusion ; References ; 5 Resistance ; Production as Resistance: GLBTQ-Produced Media for GLBTQ Audiences ; Music; Box 5.1: Queering Hip-Hop; Film; Web and Video Series; Box 5.2: Engaging GLBTQ Production; Reading as Resistance ; Active Decoders: Learning to Read Subtext; Camp: Finding Pleasure in Resistance; Queering Readings: Finding Non-Heteronormative Pleasures; Box 5.3: Queering Mainstream Television; From Queer Pleasures to Queer Participation; Box 5.4: Slash Fiction; Conclusion ; References ; 6 The Closet ; The Metaphor of the Closet.
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Sexual Identities and the Media encourages students to examine media as a site of negotiation for how people make sense of their own and others' sexual identities. Taking a critical/cultural approach, Wendy Hilton-Morrow and Kathleen Battles weave together theory, synthesis of existing research, and original analysis of contemporary media examples in order to explore key areas of debate, including: an historical context for contemporary GLBTQ representations; the advantages and limitations of media visibility, including a discussion of the strengths and limitations of stereotype research and.

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