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Lgbtqs, Media and Culture in Europe (Hardcover)

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Media matter, particularly to social minorities like lesbian, gay, bisexual, ****** and ****** people. Rather than one homogenised idea of the ‘global gay’, what we find today is a range of historically and culturally specific expressions of gender and sexuality, which are reflected and explored across an ever increasing range of media outlets. This collection zooms in on a number of facets of this kaleidoscope, each chapter discussing the intersection of a particular European context and a particular medium with its affordances and limitations. While traditional mass media form the starting point of this book, the primary focus is on digital media such as SNS (Social Networking Sites), blogs and online dating sites. All contributions are based on recent, original empirical research, using a plethora of qualitative methods to offer a holistic view on the ways media matter to particular LGBTQ individuals and communities. Together the chapters cover the diversity of European countries and regions, of LGBTQ communities, and of the contemporary media ecology. Resisting the urge to extrapolate, they argue for specificity, contextualisation and a provincialized understanding of the connections between media, culture, gender and sexuality.

Number of Pages: 280.0
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2016
TCIN: 51559232
UPC: 9781138649477
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-8205

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