Celebrity, Sexuality, and Self-Invention
By (author) Martha Gever
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Entertaining Lesbians by Martha Gever
Book DescriptionBefore the rise of celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and k.d. lang, lesbians were rarely in the limelight and the few that were often did not fare well. Times have changed and today's famous lesbians are popular icons. Entertaining Lesbians charts the rise of lesbians in the public eye, proposing that celebrity has never been a simple matter of opening closet doors, portraying "positive images," or becoming "role models." Gever traces the history of lesbians in popular culture during the twentieth century, from Radclyffe Hall and Greta Garbo to Martina Navratilova and Rosie O'Donnell, to explore the paradoxes inherent in lesbian celebrity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415944793
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Martha Gever
Queer Looks, Paperback (December 1993)
A collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. Comprising statements, critical theory, interviews and image-text works, it demonstrates the vitality of queer artists under attack and fighting back.
Out There, Paperback (April 1992)» View all books by Martha Gever
addresses the question of cultural marginalization - the process through which various groups are excluded from access to and participation in the dominant culture
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Author Biography - Martha Gever
Martha Gever is Assistant Professor of Communication at Florida Atlantic University/Broward. Her books include: Queer Looks: Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Film and Video and Out There: Marginalization and Contemporary Cultures. She is the former editor of The Independent Film and Video Monthly.
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