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Queer Media Images: LGBT Perspectives by Theresa Carilli

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781498516105
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jane Campbell is professor of English at Purdue University Calumet.

Theresa Carilli is professor of Communication at Purdue University Calumet.

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