Up from Invisibility Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America

ISBN-10: 0231119534
ISBN-13: 9780231119535
Edition: 2001
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Description: This is a history of lesbians and gay men in the media, from the 1950s to 2001. It points to the media's lingering inability to break free from proscribed limitations in order to embrace the complex reality of gay identity.

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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This is a history of lesbians and gay men in the media, from the 1950s to 2001. It points to the media's lingering inability to break free from proscribed limitations in order to embrace the complex reality of gay identity.

Larry Gross is Sol Worth Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Contested Closets: The Politics and Ethics of Outing,editor of Image Ethics: The Moral Rights of Subjects in Photographs, Film, and Televisionand On the Margins of Art Worlds,and coeditor (with the late James Woods) of The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society, and Politics.

Preface
The Mediated Society
Mass Media and American Society
Television as the Mainstream
Sexual Minorities and the Media
Subversion and Resistance
Coming out and Coming Together
The Homosexual in Midcentury America
Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Provoking Concern
The Voice Gets Louder
Coming Out in the Nation's Living Rooms
Stonewall and Beyond
"Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees Stinging Mad"
"Turning Their Condition into Politics"
Expressing Outrage
Talking Back to the Media
At the Movies
"A Queer Feeling Every Time I Look at You"
"Show Me a Happy Homosexual and I'll Show You a Gay Corpse"
Friedkin Delivers Gay Corpses
Getting the Word Out
Gay Films for Straight Audiences
Universal or Particular?
Television Takes Over
New Medium, Old Message
No Sex, Please, We're Queer
Aids and the Media
Rumors of a "Gay Cancer"
Circling the Wagons
Natural Squeamishness
Media Activism in a Crisis
Journalism's Closet Opens
Burying and Marrying
All the News Not Fit to Print
The Gray Lady Goes Gay
Coming Out in the Newsroom
Breaking the Code of Silence
Naming Names
Outing the Pentagon
Kinda Ask, Sorta Tell
Hollywood Under Pressure
AIDS Victims and Villains
A Kinder, Gentler Hollywood
Queering the "Straight" Text
Hollywood's Gay Nineties
"I feel pretty and witty and ... Hey!"
Still Villainous After All These Years
Sad Young Men
Some of My Best Friends Are Celibate
Beyond Prime Time
Adam and Steve and Phil and Oprah
The Tongue-Tied Public Square
Getting Over the Rainbow
Locker-room Closets
Morning Papers, Afternoon Soaps
Coming Out in the Comics
You're the First Person I Have Ever Told
Old Stories and New Technologies
The Good Parts
Somewhere There's a Place for Us
A Niche of Our Own
Movement to Market
Are We Being Served?
Facing the Future
Visibility and Its Discontents
Looking Backward
Sources
Bibliography
Index

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