Media Q: Media/queered : Visibility and Its Discontents

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Kevin G. Barnhurst
Peter Lang, 2007 - Social Science - 298 pages
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Media Queered is a groundbreaking assessment of minorities and the media. Authorities including Larry Gross, Edward Alwood, Lisa Henderson, and Marguerite Moritz join several new scholars to examine four aspects of visibility: history, expertise, popularity, and technology. To supplement this research, media practitioners including journalists working in the gay and mainstream press contribute a unique series of interludes. The first is by Studs Terkel, who interviewed founders of the U.S. homophile movement. Written for scholars, students, and instructors of media and gender studies, Media Queered is also accessible for general readers intrigued by the recent flowering of queer characters, themes, and images in popular culture.
  

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Contents

Introduction Progress and Representation
23
Homosexuality Homophobia
45
Gay Men Straight Women
57
Introduction Queer Markets
83
The Politics of Sexual
89
Dr Laura and the Contest for Cultural
107
Interlude B Commentaries and Reactions
143
Introduction Queer Change Agents
161
Gay Weddings in Mainstream Media
181
Queer Visibility and Social Class
197
Talking Gay
217
Introduction Queer on Line
225
New Information
231
Queering Race in Cyberspace
243
Contributors
279
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The Editor: Kevin G. Barnhurst received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. He is Professor and Head of the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he teaches media theory, political and visual studies, and qualitative research methods. He is an essayist who has written on the homoerotic images of Lewis Hine, as well as a social scientist who has studied queer representations on U.S. National Public Radio. He has served on the board of the Glaad Center for the Study of Media & Society and on campus diversity committees at Syracuse University and UIC.

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