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Learning queer identity in the digital age /
Kay Siebler.
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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xi, 201 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN
1137603224, 9781137603227
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
isbn
1137603224
9781137603227
contents note
Introduction: LGBT Identity and Selling Queer -- 1 Queerness in the Digital Environment -- 2 Virtual Generation Gaps and What is "Community" -- 3 Lesbian Chic in the Digital Age -- 4 The Digital Swish of Gay Identity -- 5 Transgender Transitions: Sex/Gender Binaries in the Digital Age -- 6 Transqueer Representations: Educating Against the Binaries.
abstract
"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."-- Back cover.
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10567458
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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