Sexual Identities and the Media: An Introduction by Wendy Hilton-Morrow,Kathleen Battles

By Wendy Hilton-Morrow,Kathleen Battles

Sexual Identities and the Media encourages scholars to envision media as a domain of negotiation for the way humans make feel in their personal and others’ sexual identities. Taking a critical/cultural method, Wendy Hilton-Morrow and Kathleen Battles weave jointly idea, synthesis of current learn, and unique research of latest media examples as a way to discover key components of discussion, together with: ?

  • an historic context for modern GLBTQ representations;

  • the merits and barriers of media visibility, together with a dialogue of the strengths and barriers of stereotype learn and the search for "positive" representations;

  • the position of buyer tradition in developing GLBTQ identities;

  • strategies of mainstream media resistance by way of GLBTQ neighborhood contributors, together with oppositional/queer studying thoughts and the creation of media items by way of and for the GLBTQ group;

  • the complexities of comedy as a well-liked narrative equipment in GLBTQ portrayals;

  • the closet as a structuring metaphor in either GLBTQ identities and engagement with media;

  • media representations of GLBTQ our bodies as websites of non-normative wants and gender identities.

Featuring an incredible variety of debate questions and case studies—from megastar coming-out narratives, transgender versions, and minimize fiction writers to Glee and Modern Family—this textbook bargains a well timed, informative, and demystifying creation to this very important intersection in modern culture.

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