Queer Words, Queer Images: Communication and the Construction of Homosexuality
January 1st, 1994
ISBN 0814774415 (ISBN13: 9780814774410)
In many arenas the debate is raging over the nature of sexual orientation. "Queer Words, Queer Images" addresses this debate, but with a difference, arguing that homosexuality has become an issue precisely because of the way in which we discuss, debate, and communicate about the concept and experience of homosexuality. The debate over homosexuality is fundamentally an issue of communications we can see by the recent controversy over gays in the military. This controversy, termed by one gay man as the annoying habit of heterosexual men to overestimate their own attractiveness, has been debated in communication-sensitive terms, such as morale and discipline.
New Queer Images: Representations of Homosexuality’s in Contemporary Francophone Visual Cultures
January 1st, 2011
ISBN 1299419755 (ISBN13: 9781299419759)
Since the early 1980s, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of international gay/lesbian-themed visual productions, ranging from pornographic images and television programs to advertising and graphic novels. Often originating from countries with a multicultural tradition (most notably Great Britain and the United States), this cultural phenomenon has now reached many territories, including the French-speaking world.
Policing Desire: Pornography, AIDS and the Media
September 30th, 1986
ISBN 0816630259 (ISBN13: 9780816630257)
Since its initial publication, Policing Desire has proved to be an unparalleled analysis of "the cacophony of voices which sounds through every institution of our society on the subject of AIDS". For the third edition Simon Watney has provided a new preface, a compelling new concluding essay, and a directory for AIDS information that includes electronic resources.
Gay Identity, New Storytelling and the Media
June 15th, 2009
ISBN 0230553435 (ISBN13: 9780230553439)
This critical introduction to gay and lesbian identity within the media explores the concept of 'new storytelling.' The case studies look at film, television and online media, focusing on the narrative potential of individual storytellers who, as producers, writers and performers, challenge identity concerns and offer new expressions of liberty.
A Hint of Homosexuality?
August 28th, 2007
ISBN 1425764665 (ISBN13: 9781425764661)
Well before the June 1969 Stonewall riots threw open the closet doors to unleash and proclaim an unmistakable gay mantra, myriad clues - some subliminal, others overt - clearly ingrained the notion of homosexuality in advertisements appearing on the pages of many American periodicals. Hedonistically intertwined with homoerotic connections are advertising themes such as vanity, virility, and carnal pleasure. Gay intimacy and interaction, references to the male genitalia, and threats of sexual conquest of and between men can be documented in ads as far back as the late 1800s. And, although the images reflected in their advertising mirror are fewer and farther between, women who prefer the company of other women similarly have been goosed and gander by Madison Avenue.
LGBT Identity and Online New Media
April 5th, 2010
ISBN 0415998670 (ISBN13: 9780415998673)
LGBT Identity and Online New Media examines constructions of LGBT identity within new media. The contributors consider the effects, issues, influences, benefits and disadvantages of these new media phenomena with respect to the construction of LGBT identities. A wide range of mainstream and independent new media are analyzed, including MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, gay men's health websites, message boards, and Craigslist ads, among others. This is a pioneering interdisciplinary collection that is essential reading for anyone interested in the intersections of gender, sexuality, and technology.
May 23rd, 2019
ISBN 1364269937 (ISBN13: 9781364269937)
Although LBGTQ people currently experience unprecedented visibility in American media and popular culture, those representations are flattened images that reduce complex individuals into simplified and limited categories of identity. I am creating this documentary to blur the boundaries currently restraining the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities through the production of theoretically informed photographic images. Working with Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's concepts of allo and auto identification, and Judith Butler's notions of performance, intelligibility, and justice in order to form a more nuanced understandings of possibility for queer individuals. Sedgwick and Butler's work will be supplemented with the work of queer theorists such as Michel Foucault, Octavio Gonzalez, and Michael Warner as well as transgender theorists such as Julia Serano and Jack Halberstam.
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Queer Media Images: LGBT Perspectives
January 1st, 2013
ISBN 0739180282 (ISBN13: 9780739180280)
Queer Media Images: LGBT Perspectives presents fifteen chapters that address how the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities are depicted in the media. This collection focuses on how the LGBT community has been silenced or given voice through the media. Through a study of queer media images, this book scrutinizes LGBT media representations and how these representations contribute to a dialogue about civil rights for this marginalized community. While the communication discipline has been open to the LGBT community, there has been an absence of published research and a marginalizing or tokenizing of the queer voice. Through a study of media representations, this unique collection provides a snapshot into the issues surrounding LGBT identity during a time when the Defense of Marriage Act is called into question and explores what it means to study images through a queer lens.
The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society, and Politics
May 7th, 1999
ISBN 0231104472 (ISBN13: 9780231104470)
Here at last is a comprehensive and highly approachable introduction to lesbian and gay studies for students and general readers. More than one hundred articles, essays, and primary documents cover the formation of gay identity, religious, scientific, medical, and legal perspectives, the mainstream media, lesbian and gay media, and community prospects and tactics. From Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's essay, "How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay," to Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's "Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons," to a 1947 Newsweek article, "Homosexuals in Uniform," The Columbia Reader explores experiences and representations of lesbian and gay people in an engaging and accessible format.
Up from Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America
December 26th, 2001
ISBN 0231119534 (ISBN13: 9780231119535)
A half century ago gay men and lesbians were all but invisible in the media and, in turn, popular culture. With the lesbian and gay liberation movement came a profoundly new sense of homosexual community and empowerment and the emergence of gay people onto the media's stage. And yet even as the mass media have been shifting the terms of our public conversation toward a greater acknowledgment of diversity, does the emerging "visibility" of gay men and women do justice to the complexity and variety of their experience? Or is gay identity manipulated and contrived by media that are unwilling -- and perhaps unable -- to fully comprehend and honor it?
LGBT Transnational Identity and the Media
February 24th, 2012
ISBN 0230301061 (ISBN13: 9780230301061)
Offering a critical introduction into LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) transnational identity in the media, this book examines performances and representations within documentary and fiction-oriented texts. An interdisciplinary approach is put forward, revealing new potentials for nonwestern queer identity.
Queer Youth and Media Cultures
August 29th, 2014
ISBN 1137383542 (ISBN13: 9781137383549)
This collection explores the representation and performance of queer youth in media cultures, primarily examining TV, film and online new media. Offering an interdisciplinary focus and presenting a diverse range of contributions from authors based in and/or writing about the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Turkey, India, Scandinavia and Africa, it is organized under three sections: 'Performance and Culture', 'Histories and Commodity' and 'Transnational Intersections'. Specific themes of investigation include the context of queer youth suicide and educational strategies to avert this within online new media; the significance of coming-out videos produced online; the historical precedence of television and film representation; the representation of age-different relationships within film; transgender youth and the use of online media; educational video projects involving affirmation; cyberbullying and hierarchies.