From "Perverts" to "Fab Five"
The Media's Changing Depiction of Gay Men and Lesbians
By (author) Rodger Streitmatter
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From Perverts to Fab Five by Rodger Streitmatter
Book DescriptionFrom "Perverts" to "Fab Five" tracks the dramatic change in how the American media have depicted gay people over the last half-century. Each chapter illuminates a particular media product that served as a milestone on the media's journey from demonizing homosexuals some fifty years ago to celebrating gay people--or at least some categories of gay people--today. The media, Streitmatter argues, have not merely reflected the American public's shift to a more enlightened view of gay people, but they have been instrumental in propelling that change. The book spans the breadth of communication venues. Individual chapters focus on major news stories, entertainment television programs, and mainstream motion pictures that captured the public imagination while, at the same time, sending powerful messages about gay men and lesbians. Ideal for any reader interested in the changing depiction of gay men and lesbians in the media over time, or as required reading in media courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780789036711
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rodger Streitmatter
Mightier Than the Sword, Paperback (July 2015)
Highly readable and powerful case studies of landmark events in US history demonstrate the enduring power of the news media.
Sex Sells!, Hardback (September 2004)
Illuminates some of the major milestones on the libidinous journey of that dynamic duo -- sex and media -- over the past 50 years
Voices of Revolution, Paperback (July 2001)
This book examines the abolitionist and labor press, black power publications of the 1960s, the crusade against the barbarism of lynching, the women's movement, and antiwar journals. Streitmatter also discusses gay and lesbian publications, contemporary on-line journals, and counterculture papers like The Kudzu and The Berkeley Barb that flourished in the 1960s.
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Author Biography - Rodger Streitmatter
Rodger Streitmatter is a Professor and Senior Associate Dean in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. He is author of six previous books, including Mightier than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History, Voices of Revolution: The Dissident Press in America, and Sex Sells! The Media's Journey from Repression to Obsession. He holds a Ph.D. in American History.
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