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Learning Queer Identity in the Digital Age

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 This book explores, through specific analysis of media representations, personal interviews, and historical research, how the digital environment perpetuates harmful and limiting stereotypes of queerness. Siebler argues that heteronormativity has co-opted queer representations, largely in order to sell goods, surgeries, and lifestyles, reinforcing instead of disrupting the masculine and feminine heterosexual binaries through capitalist consumption. Learning Queer Identity in the Digital Age focuses on different identity populations (gay, lesbian, transgender) and examines the theories (queer, feminist, and media theories) in conjunction with contemporary representations of each identity group. In the twenty-first century, social media, dating sites, social activist sites, and videos/films, are primary educators of social identity. For gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and transsexual peoples, these digital interactions help shape queer identities and communities.  

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Titel: Learning Queer Identity in the Digital Age
Autoren/Herausgeber: Kay Siebler
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016

ISBN/EAN: 9781137603227

Seitenzahl: 201
Format: 21 x 14,8 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 411 g
Sprache: Englisch

 Kay Siebler is Professor of English and Gender and Power Studies coordinator at Missouri Western State University, USA.  She has published on topics of queer identity, feminist rhetoric, teaching, student-centered learning, and service learning. She is the author of Composing Feminisms (2008), which documents the impact of feminism and feminist teachers within the field of English education.  

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