Queer Popular Culture: Literature, Media, Film, and Television

Queer Popular Culture Literature Media Film and Television Queer Popular Culture is an exciting new collection that brings together work from several disciplines that address queer representation in multiple contexts The articles cover many aspects of contemp

  • Title: Queer Popular Culture: Literature, Media, Film, and Television
  • Author: Thomas Peele
  • ISBN: 9781403974907
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Queer Popular Culture is an exciting new collection that brings together work from several disciplines that address queer representation in multiple contexts The articles cover many aspects of contemporary U.S and international queer culture, including the rise of the queer cowboy, the emergence of lesbian chic, and the expansion of representations of blackness, and workQueer Popular Culture is an exciting new collection that brings together work from several disciplines that address queer representation in multiple contexts The articles cover many aspects of contemporary U.S and international queer culture, including the rise of the queer cowboy, the emergence of lesbian chic, and the expansion of representations of blackness, and work on queer, Taiwanese, online communities Other essays address queer representations from soap operas to gangster films The book also includes a pedagogical section that addresses the use of queer concepts in the classroom

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    About "Thomas Peele"

    1. Thomas Peele

      My journalism career began at a weekly newspaper in Bridgehampton, New York in 1983, an endeavor so small, the printing press was powered by a Ford Pinto engine mounted on blocks From that humble beginning, I ve worked for seven daily newspapers, starting in Newsday s sports department, and had scores of stories in others and in magazines and journals Today, I m an investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group, publishers of The Contra Costa Times, The San Jose Mercury News, The Oakland Tribune and other papers surrounding San Francisco, where I specialize in data collection and analysis I m also a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, co teaching a class on public records reporting I ve won than 50 journalism awards, for long term investigations of government corruption, the environment, casino gambling and murders to a story in the first person voice of a Christmas tree waiting to be bought on Christmas Eve I have a bachelor s degree in journalism from Long Island University and a master s in creative writing from the University of San Francisco.I moved to Northern California in 2000 after six and a half years covering Atlantic City, N.J for the Atlantic City Press I d also worked for The Ocean County Observer and, briefly, The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, a state where I had started my post Newsday career after deciding I didn t want to write sports I wanted to learn how to dig I also wanted to hang out with Bruce Springsteen What better place, then, than the Garden State My first assignment was covering a sleepy town, Manchester, home to tens of thousands of senior citizens clustered in retirement developments As uneventful as the place seemed, it wasn t I soon found its government was deeply corrupt, the leaders siphoning away millions to spend on prostitutes and gambling in Atlantic City The Manchester scandal is recounted in my award winning essay, Oligarchies I Have Known, published in Controlled Burn Manchester, as I wanted, taught me to dig, to use documents, to be relentlessly aggressive Thirteen people were convicted of corruption and theft most served prison time A few years later, after brief stints in Delaware and upstate New York, I moved to Atlantic City It was the time of the so called second wave of casino development and of a deep social upheaval In other words, it was a hell of a time to be a reporter in that gambling city, one where Donald Trump considered himself king Trump once began a phone interview with me by saying, You fucking twerp From my City Hall beat I wrote a seemingly endless run of surreal stories from a city councilman who was an electrician who decided to steal electricity by secretly tapping power lines and burned his house down with bad wiring, to the endless get rich quick schemes of grifters and con men disguised as everything from radio talk show hosts to school superintendents to casino executives.In 2000, I joined the Contra Costa Times as an investigative reporter, writing about nursing home abuses, corruption, Indian gaming, anti war protests, pollution and politics I also carved out a niche reporting about freedom of information issues and pursuing lawsuits against governments blocking the public s right to know In 2005, we sued Oakland to force it to disclose the salaries of government workers The California Supreme Court eventually ruled unanimously for disclosure it s been called the most significant open government victory in the state in a generation.My work life changed radically after the 2007 murder of a man I d never met Chauncey Bailey, the editor of a weekly newspaper in Oakland, was working on a small article about a business and supposed religious institution called Your Black Muslim Bakery and the cult behind it We gotta take him out before he write that story, is how its leader ordered the assassinatio

    580 thoughts on “Queer Popular Culture: Literature, Media, Film, and Television”

    1. This was a nice collection of queer theory articles that intersect with media studies. I particularly liked the examinations of Harry Potter and Ellen, others weren't so great. All in all, a good read.


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