Feeling Normal: Sexuality And Media Criticism In The Digital Age by F. Hollis GriffinFeeling Normal: Sexuality And Media Criticism In The Digital Age by F. Hollis Griffin

Feeling Normal: Sexuality And Media Criticism In The Digital Age

byF. Hollis Griffin

Paperback | January 9, 2017

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The explosion of cable networks, cinema distributors, and mobile media companies explicitly designed for sexual minorities in the contemporary moment has made media culture a major factor in what it feels like to be a queer person. F. Hollis Griffin demonstrates how cities offer a way of thinking about that phenomenon. By examining urban centers in tandem with advertiser-supported newspapers, New Queer Cinema and B-movies, queer-targeted television, and mobile apps, Griffin illustrates how new forms of LGBT media are less "new" than we often believe. He connects cities and LGBT media through the experiences they can make available to people, which Griffin articulates as feelings, emotions, and affects. He illuminates how the limitations of these experiences-while not universally accessible, nor necessarily empowering-are often the very reasons why people find them compelling and desirable.

F. Hollis Griffin is Assistant Professor of Queer Studies and Communication at Denison University where he teaches and conducts research on media studies, cultural theory, and the politics of identity and desire. He has published research in Cinema Journal, Television & New Media, Popular Communication, Quarterly Review of Film & Video...
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Title:Feeling Normal: Sexuality And Media Criticism In The Digital AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 9, 2017Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253024552

ISBN - 13:9780253024558

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Cities as Affective Convergences
2. The Aesthetics of Banality After New Queer Cinema
3. Commodity Activism and Corporate Synergy on Cable TV
4. Toward an Actually Queer Criticism of Television
5. Wanting Something Online
Afterword: #LoveWins
Selected Bibliography
Index

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"Offers a piercing examination of modern identity politics focused on relationships among new forms of media consumption and marketplaces, urban centers, and the experiences of sexual minorities. ... Feeling Normal is a must-read for scholars and students in queer studies and communication, media studies, film studies, and sociology."