Freaks Talk Back; Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity / Edition 2

Freaks Talk Back; Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity / Edition 2

by Joshua Gamson
     
 

Using extensive interviews with talk show production staff and former guests, hundreds of transcripts, focus-group discussions with viewers, and his own experiences as a frequent studio audience member, Joshua Gamson brings to life the wild, paradoxical process through which stigmatized individuals become stars of tabloid television.See more details below

Overview

Using extensive interviews with talk show production staff and former guests, hundreds of transcripts, focus-group discussions with viewers, and his own experiences as a frequent studio audience member, Joshua Gamson brings to life the wild, paradoxical process through which stigmatized individuals become stars of tabloid television.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226280646
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Joshua Gamson is professor of sociology at the University of San Francisco. His research and teaching focus on the sociology of culture, with an emphasis on contemporary Western commercial culture and mass media; social movements, and on the history, theory, and sociology of sexuality. He lives in Oakland, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1. Why I Love Trash
2. The Monster with Two Heads
3. Truths Told in Lies
4. Sitting Ducks and Forbidden Fruits
5. I Want to Be Miss Understood
6. Flaunting It
7. The Tight Rope of Visibility
Appendix: Methods
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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