The Resource Up from invisibility: : lesbians, gay men, and the media in America, Larry Gross, (ebook)

Up from invisibility: : lesbians, gay men, and the media in America, Larry Gross, (ebook)

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Up from invisibility: : lesbians, gay men, and the media in America
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Up from invisibility:
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lesbians, gay men, and the media in America
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Larry Gross
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eng
Summary
A half century ago gay men and lesbians were all but invisible in the media and, in turn, popular culture. With the lesbian and gay liberation movement came a profoundly new sense of homosexual community and empowerment and the emergence of gay people onto the media's stage. And yet even as the mass media have been shifting the terms of our public conversation toward a greater acknowledgment of diversity, does the emerging "visibility" of gay men and women do justice to the complexity and variety of their experience? Or is gay identity manipulated and contrived by media that are unwilling - and perhaps unable - to fully comprehend and honor it? While positive representations of gays and lesbians are a cautious step in the right direction, media expert Larry Gross argues that the entertainment and news media betray a lingering inability to break free from proscribed limitations in order to embrace the complex reality of gay identity. While noting major advances, like the opening of the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookstore - the first gay bookstore in the country - or the rise of The Advocate from small newsletter to influential national paper, Gross takes the measure of somewhat more ambiguous milestones, like the first lesbian kiss on television or the first gay character in a newspaper comic strip
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Midwest
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1942-
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Gross, Larry P.
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305.9/0664/0973
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Between men--between women
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Mass media and gays
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adult
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Up from invisibility: : lesbians, gay men, and the media in America, Larry Gross, (ebook)
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multicolored
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780231505086
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861710
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remote
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11861710
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MWT11861710
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Up from invisibility: : lesbians, gay men, and the media in America, Larry Gross, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231505086
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861710
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861710
System control number
MWT11861710
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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