On Objects and Affections: Contemporary Representations of the Gay Man/Straight Woman Dyad in Popular Film and Television Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title On Objects and Affections: Contemporary Representations of the Gay Man/Straight Woman Dyad in Popular Film and Television

Creator

  • Author: Pillion, Owen L.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Negra, Diane
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Benshoff, Harry
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Hoerschelmann, Olaf
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2000-12

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This project explores the representational strategies used to depict a gay male/straight female dyad across a variety of popular media. The study problematizes and critically evaluates how the narrativization of the dyad both challenges and reinforces stereotypes of gay men and at the same time circulates a troubling image of femininity in the figure of the straight woman. This line of argument is extended to the context of "Lifestyle Television" to demonstrate how the dyad implicitly structures two particular programs. It is suggested that the prevalence of the dyad is in part indicative of an assimilation of a particular gay identity into mainstream culture. The ideological implications of the dyad are discussed throughout this thesis.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Gay men in mass media.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Gay men -- Relations with heterosexual women.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Homosexuality in motion pictures.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Homosexuality on television.
  • Keyword: queer theory
  • Keyword: popular culture
  • Keyword: homosexuality
  • Keyword: film
  • Keyword: television
  • Keyword: stereptypes
  • Keyword: representation

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Pillion, Owen L.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 47770964
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc2706

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Arts
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Radio, Television and Film
  • Academic Department: Department of Radio, Television and Film
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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