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Up from invisibility : lesbians, gay men, and the media in America

Author: Larry P Gross
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series: Between men--between women.
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Gross traces the relation of lesbians and gays to the media and astutely points to the latter's lingering inability to embrace the complex reality of gay identity.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry P Gross
ISBN: 0231119526 9780231119528 0231119534 9780231119535
OCLC Number: 47200444
Description: xviii, 295 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The mediated society. Mass media and American society ; Television as the mainstream ; Sexual minorities and the media ; Subversion and resistance. --
Coming out and coming together. The homosexual in midcentury America ; Giving voice to the voiceless ; Provoking concern ; The voice gets louder ; Coming out in the nation's living rooms. --
Stonewall and beyond. "Homo nest raided, queen bees stinging mad" ; "Turning their condition into politics" ; Expressing outrage ; Talking back to the media. --
At the movies. "A queer feeling every time I look at you" ; "Show me a happy homosexual and I'll show you a gay corpse" ; Friedkin delivers gay corpses ; Getting the word out ; Gay films for straight audiences ; Universal or particular? --
Television takes over. New medium, old message ; No sex, please, we're queer. --
AIDS and the media. Rumors of a "gay cancer" ; Circling the wagons ; Natural squeamishness ; Media activism in a crisis. Journalism's closet opens. Burying and marrying ; All the news not fit to print ; The gray lady goes gay ; Coming out in the newsroom. --
Breaking the code of silence. Naming names ; Outing the Pentagon ; Kinda ask, sorta tell. --
Hollywood under pressure. AIDS victims and villains ; A kinder, gentler Hollywood ; Queering the "straight" text. --
Hollywood's gay nineties. "I feel pretty and witty and ... Hey!" ; Still villainous after all these years ; Sad young men ; Some of my best friends are celibate. --
Beyond prime time. Adam and Steve and Phil and Oprah ; The tongue-tied public square ; Getting over the rainbow ; Locker-room closets. --
Morning papers, afternoons soaps. Coming out in the comics ; You're the first person I have told. --
Old stories and new technologies. The good parts ; Somewhere there's a place for us. --
A niche of our own. Movement to market ; Are we being served? --
Facing the future. Visibility and its discontents ; Looking backward.
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: Larry Gross.

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A readable account of the gradual emergence of a gay-lesbian presence in news, entertainment, and advertising over the last fifty years. -- James Boylan Columbia Journalism Review This scholarly Read more...

 
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