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Learning Queer Identity in the Digital Age

  • Kay Siebler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kay Siebler
    Pages 13-37
  3. Kay Siebler
    Pages 65-95
  4. Kay Siebler
    Pages 97-122
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-201

About this book

Introduction

 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.  

Keywords

LGBT Identity Queer Politics Digital age Queer Theory Gender Studies Media Studies LGBT Activism

Authors and affiliations

  • Kay Siebler
    • 1
  1. 1.Missouri Western State UniveritySt JosephUSA

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