Queer Popular Culture

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Overview

Queer Popular Culture is an exciting new collection that brings together work from several disciplines that address queer representation in multiple contexts. The articles cover many aspects of contemporary U.S. and international queer culture, including the rise of the queer cowboy, the emergence of lesbian chic, and the expansion of representations of blackness, and work on queer, Taiwanese, online communities. Other essays address queer representations from soap operas to gangster films. The book also includes a pedagogical section that addresses the use of queer concepts in the classroom

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Editorial Reviews

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"Queer Popular Culture is a particularly valuable contribution to the dialogue regarding how meaning is made - how the massage of media and popular culture influence, when left unexamined, can shape attitudes for better or worse."—dailykos.com
 “This isn't your uncle's LGBT studies, and that's a good thing! Thankfully free of turgid prose, these engaging essays range across the landscape of popular culture in the US and beyond. If this is the future of queer cultural studies, we're in good hands.”—Larry Gross, Professor and Director, School of Communication, Annenberg School, University of Southern California
 
“These essays show how a new generation of queer scholars are seizing and shaking our prior understandings of the intersection points between popular culture and sexual identities. Productively risky and thoughtfully provocative, exploring cultural spaces from the prime-time sitcom to the British gangster film, this collection shows how vital it is for queer thinkers to engage with popular texts and their implications for audiences of all persuasions.”—Andy Medhurst, University of Sussex Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence
 

“Performances of queerness in popular practices and commercial media have involved courage and compromise, bold openness and calculated covering, innovation and complex interactions with stereotype. The essays in this book - careful, politically insightful, and vivacious- trace a wide range of recent public negotiations of queerness.  The lucid exposition and numerous references to other relevant studies make the book a terrific resource.”—Fred Everett Maus, University of Virginia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403974907
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Peele is Assistant Professor of English at Boise State University, where he teaches non-fiction writing, rhetorical theory, and cultural studies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—Thomas Peele
• Reading for It: Lesbian Readers Constructing Culture and Identity through Textual Experience—Sheila Liming
• New Queer White Trash Cinema—Daniel Cunningham
• Arse Bandits: Exploring Nostalgic Representations of Queerness in Gangster Films—Sharif Mowlabocus
• Straight Shooters and Cowboy Codes: The Queer Frontier and American Identity in a Post-Western World—Zoe Trodd & Christopher Le Coney
• Queering/Quaring Blackness in Noah's Arc—Gust A. Yep & John P. Elia
• Queer as Folk and the Spectacularisation of Gay Identity—Giovanni Porfido
• Diva Interventions: Dana International and Israeli Gender Culture—Amalia Ziv * Fashionably Femme: Lesbian Visibility, Style and Politics in The L Word—Aviva Dove-Viebahn
• All My (Queer) Children: Disrupting Daytime Desire in Pine Valley—Cathy Leaker
• Yaoi—Mark McHarry
• Why (Not) Queer?: Ambivalence about "Politics" and Queer Identification in an Online Community in Taiwan—Terri He
• Reading and Queering Plato in Hedwig and the Angry Inch—Wendy Hsu
• Ellen DeGeneres: Public Lesbian Number One—Jennifer Reed
• Pushing the Boundaries of Basic Writing's Frontier: Using Media Representations of Gay Culture to Teach Basic Writers—Laura Gray-Rosendale & Kendra Birnley
• From Lavender Jane Loves Women to Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: On the Uses of Queer Culture in the Interdisciplinary Classroom—Danielle DeMuth & Sharon Barnes

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