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Title Queer words, queer images : communication and the construction of homosexuality / edited by R. Jeffrey Ringer.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [1994]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The logic of folly in the political campaigns of Harvey Milk / Karen A. Foss -- On the owning of words: reflections of San Francisco arts and athletics vs. United States Olympic committee / Paul Siegel -- Die non: gay liberation and the rhetoric of pure tolerance / James Darsey -- Reflections on gay and lesbian rhetoric / James W. Chesebro -- Guilt by association: homosexuality and AIDS on prime-time television / Emile C. Netzhammer and Scott A. Shamp -- Whose desire? Lesbian (non)sexuality and television's perpetuation of hetero/sexism / Darlene M. Hantzis and Valerie Lehr -- Old strategies for new texts : how American television is creating and treating lesbian characters / Marguerite J. Moritz -- What is wrong with this picture? Lesbian women and gay men on television / Larry Gross -- A portrait of the adolescent as a young gay: the politics of male homosexuality in young adult fiction / Kirk Fuoss -- Self as other: the politics of identity in the works of Edmund White / Nicholas F. Radel -- Female athlete = lesbian : a myth constructed from gendex [sic] role expectations and lesbiphobia / Karen Peper -- The politics of self and other / Lynn C. Miller -- Self-disclosure behaviors of the stigmatized: strategies and outcomes for the revelation of sexual orientation / Timothy Edgar -- Gender and relationship crises : contrasting reasons, responses, and relational orientations / Julia T. Wood -- Gay and lesbian couple relationships / Mary Anne Fitzpatrick [and others] -- Reflections on interpersonal communication in gay and lesbian relationships / Dorothy S. Painter -- Performing the (lesbian) self : teacher as text / Jacqueline Taylor -- Coming out to students: notes from the college classroom / Elenie Opffer -- Coming out in the classroom: faculty disclosures of sexuality / R. Jeffrey Ringer -- Ways of coming out in the classroom / Mercilee M. Jenkins.
Summary In many arenas the debate is raging over the nature of sexual orientation. Queer Words, Queer Imagesaddresses this debate, but with a difference, arguing that homosexuality has become an issue precisely because of the way in which we discuss, debate, and communicate about the concept and experience of homosexuality. The debate over homosexuality is fundamentally an issue of communication-as we can see by the recent controversy over gays in the military. This controversy, termed by one gay man as the annoying habit of heterosexual men to overestimate their own attractiveness, has been debated in communication-sensitive terms, such as morale and discipline. The twenty chapters address such subjects as gay political language, homosexuality and AIDS on prime-time television, the politics of male homosexuality in young adult fiction, the identification of female athleticism with lesbianism, the politics of identity in the works of Edmund White, and coming out strategies. This is must reading for students of communication practices and theory, and for everyone interested in human sexuality.
Note Print version record.
Subject Homosexuality -- United States.
Homosexuality on television.
Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Symbolism in communication.
Homosexualité -- États-Unis.
Homosexualité à la télévision.
Homosexualité au cinéma.
Symbolisme dans la communication.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Homosexuality. (OCoLC)fst00959755
Homosexuality in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst00959829
Homosexuality on television. (OCoLC)fst00959836
Symbolism in communication. (OCoLC)fst01140774
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Ringer, R. Jeffrey, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Queer words, queer images 0814774407 (DLC) 93030242 (OCoLC)28926454
ISBN 9780814769447 (electronic bk.)
0814769446 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000056082312
GBVCP 1008663360

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