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Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop Culture


About this book


Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop Culture is a fascinating study of queer nostalgia in films, animation and music videos as means of empowerment, re-evaluating and recreating lost gay youth, coming to terms with one's sexual otherness and homoerotic desires, and creatively challenging homophobia, chauvinism, ageism and racism.


adolescence authenticity chauvinism cinema culture empowerment Mythology myths Self youth

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesTel Aviv UniversityIsrael

About the authors

Gilad Padva is a film and media scholar who focuses on New Queer Cinema, popular culture, visual communications and men's studies. He is the co-editor of the international collection Sensational Pleasures in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye (2014), and he publishes extensively in international academic journals, international collections, and international encyclopedias. He currently works for the Communication Department at Tel Aviv University, the Open University of Israel, Beit Berl Academic College, and WIZO Haifa Academic College.

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"This is an original, timely, and important intervention in the field of Queer Studies, providing a very convincing argument for the essentially queer nature of nostalgia, nostalgic practices, and nostalgia-inspired cultural production. It is a welcome addition to the body of literature on and around these issues." - Elisabetta Girelli, University of St Andrews, UK

"Padva's work is exciting, interesting and original and will remain an important book in the field" - Rohit K. Dasgupta, The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities