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Queer theory, media studies, and editorial processes in queer student media


Rodgers, J, Queer theory, media studies, and editorial processes in queer student media, 3 C Media, (7) pp. 4-19. ISSN 1832-6161 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Australian queer (GLBTIQ) university student activist media is an important site of self-representation. Community media is a significant site for the development of queer identity, community and a key part of queer politics. This paper reviews my research into queer student media, which is grounded in a queer theoretical perspective. Rob Cover argues that queer theoretical approaches that study media products fail to consider the material contexts that contribute to their construction. I use an ethnographic approach to examine how editors construct queer identity and community in queer student media. My research contributes to queer media scholarship by addressing the gap that Cover identifies, and to the rich scholarship on negotiations of queer community.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:queer student media, media studies, queer student activism, performativity theory, queer theory, media production
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Rodgers, J (Dr Jess Rodgers)
ID Code:148882
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Policing and Emergency Management
Deposited On:2022-02-17
Last Modified:2022-03-09

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