Up from Invisibility by Larry Gross
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Up from Invisibility
By Larry Gross

Up from Invisibility

Lesbians, Gay Men and the Media in America

By (author) See other recent books by Larry Gross
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $54.95
Your Price: $49.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.49! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.47 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Up from Invisibility by Larry Gross

Book Description

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.

Buy Up from Invisibility book by Larry Gross from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780231119535
ISBN-10: 0231119534
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Larry Gross

Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society and Politics by Larry Gross Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society and Politics, Paperback (April 1999)

Includes articles, essays, and primary documents that cover the formation of gay identity, religious, scientific, medical, and legal perspectives, the mainstream media, lesbian and gay media, and community prospects and tactics. This book explores experiences and representations of lesbian and gay people.

Image Ethics by Larry Gross Image Ethics, Paperback (February 1991)

A collection of essays on the moral rights of the subjects of documentary film and television. It examines the conflicts between the subject's right to privacy, the public's right to know, and the film-maker's right as an artist.

» View all books by Larry Gross


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Up from Invisibility book by Larry Gross and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Larry Gross

Larry Gross is Sol Worth Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Contested Closets: The Politics and Ethics of Outing, editor of Image Ethics: The Moral Rights of Subjects in Photographs, Film, and Television and On the Margins of Art Worlds, and coeditor (with the late James Woods) of The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society, and Politics.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Larry Gross close
Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society and Politics by Larry Gross
Image Ethics by Larry Gross
BoomerangBooks.com.au close