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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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. 

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Queer Images
                    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.

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.