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Drag in the Global Digital Public Sphere: Queer Visibility, Online Discourse and Political Change (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)

Drag in the Global Digital Public Sphere: Queer Visibility, Online Discourse and Political Change (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)

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Publication Date: August 19th, 2022
Publisher:
Routledge
ISBN:
9781032204345
Pages:
242
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Description

This volume explores drag in global online spaces as a distinct departure from the established success, and limitations, of RuPaul's Drag Race. Centred around discourses of LGBTQ+ visibility and political mobilization, the volume addresses how these discourses have moved beyond the increasingly limited qualities of the television series to reconfigure the parameters of drag in emerging communities and spaces.

By reconceiving of drag in new settings, this volume uncovers the crucial social and political potential for community-building in an increasingly fragmented and isolated global space. Chapters by a diverse team of authors delve into the recognition of new articulations of LGBTQ+ visibility and political mobility through drag in online space; the implications of drag celebrity for issues such as labor and profit in the digital sphere; the (re)appropriation of mainstream drag in emerging online environments and communities; and the reverberations of drag in underrepresented and underresearched areas of the world.

Offering new insights into the rise of drag in a global digital public sphere, this volume will be of interest to scholars and students of media studies, cultural studies, digital media and cultural studies, critical race studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, queer theory, film, and television studies.

About the Author

Niall Brennan is Associate Professor of Communication at Fairfield University, USA, where he teaches and researches on gender and sexuality, popular culture, visual culture and consumer culture in the media.David Gudelunas is Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa, USA, where he also serves as a professor of communication.