By Alexander Dhoest,Lukasz Szulc,Bart Eeckhout,Richard Dyer
Media subject, fairly to social minorities like lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer humans. instead of one homogenised notion of the ‘global gay’, what we discover this day is quite a number traditionally and culturally particular expressions of gender and sexuality, that are mirrored and explored throughout an ever expanding variety of media shops. This assortment zooms in on a couple of elements of this kaleidoscope, each one bankruptcy discussing the intersection of a selected ecu context and a selected medium with its affordances and obstacles. whereas conventional mass media shape the start line of this ebook, the first concentration is on electronic media comparable to blogs, social media and on-line relationship websites. All contributions are in line with contemporary, unique empirical examine, utilizing a plethora of qualitative easy methods to provide a holistic view at the methods media subject to specific LGBTQ contributors and groups. jointly the chapters disguise the variety of ecu nations and areas, of LGBTQ groups, and of the modern media ecology. Resisting the urge to extrapolate, they argue for specificity, contextualisation and a provincialized realizing of the connections among media, tradition, gender and sexuality.
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