Making meaning out of difference: a cultural studies analysis of the struggle over the meaning of gayness in "Ellen" and Time Magazine
Description: This study revealed sites of ideological differences between the April 30, 1997 episode of the sit com "Ellen" and an April 14th, 1997 Time magazine article where Ellen Degeneres (and the character she played on television) came out as a lesbian. This study examines the two pieces of media as a struggle over the meaning of gayness in modern American society.
Date: August 1998
Creator: Stearns, Susan
Partner: UNT Libraries