Media Queered

Visibility and its Discontents

by Kevin G. Barnhurst (Volume editor)
©2007 Textbook XVI, 300 Pages


Media Queered is a groundbreaking assessment of minorities and the media. Authorities including Larry Gross, Edward Alwood, Lisa Henderson, and Marguerite Moritz join several new scholars to examine four aspects of visibility: history, expertise, popularity, and technology. To supplement this research, media practitioners including journalists working in the gay and mainstream press contribute a unique series of interludes. The first is by Studs Terkel, who interviewed founders of the U.S. homophile movement. Written for scholars, students, and instructors of media and gender studies, Media Queered is also accessible for general readers intrigued by the recent flowering of queer characters, themes, and images in popular culture.


XVI, 300
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
Gay study Gay and Lesbian Studies Mass media Massenmedien Aufsatzsammlung Communication Mass Media Congresses Identity Research Lesbian study Homosexualität
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. XVI, 300 pp.

Biographical notes

Kevin G. Barnhurst (Volume editor)

The Editor: Kevin G. Barnhurst received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. He is Professor and Head of the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he teaches media theory, political and visual studies, and qualitative research methods. He is an essayist who has written on the homoerotic images of Lewis Hine, as well as a social scientist who has studied queer representations on U.S. National Public Radio. He has served on the board of the Glaad Center for the Study of Media & Society and on campus diversity committees at Syracuse University and UIC.


Title: Media Queered