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- DescriptionThrough the analysis of over seventy films and thirty television series, ranging from Shortbus, Sweet Home Alabama, and Poseidon to Noah's Arc, Brothers & Sisters, and Dawson's Creek, Goltz examines reoccurring narrative structures in popular media that perpetuate the extreme value placed upon young gay male bodies, while devaluing health, aging, and longevity. Alienated from the future -- outside of limited and exclusionary systems of marriage and procreation -- the gay male is narrated within a circular tragedy that draws upon cultural mythologies of older gay male predation, the absence of gay intergenerational mentorship, and the gay male as sacrificial victim. Using a Burkean framework, Goltz makes a theoretical, rhetorical, and cultural investigation of how the increased visibility of positive gay representation in dominant media shapes contemporary meanings of gay aging, heterormative future, homormative future, and queer potential.
- Author BiographyDustin Bradley Goltz is Assistant Professor in the College of Communication, DePaul University.
- Author(s)Dustin Bradley Goltz
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication07/12/2009
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleRoutledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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