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Mediating Sexual Citizenship

Neoliberal Subjectivities in Television Culture

By Anita Brady, Kellie Burns, Cristyn Davies

© 2017 – Routledge

188 pages

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Mediating Sexual Citizenship considers how the neoliberal imperatives of adaptation, improvement and transformation that inform the shifting artistic and industrial landscape of television are increasingly indexed to performed disruptions in the norms of sexuality and gender. Drawing on examples from a range of television genres (quality drama, reality television, talk shows, sitcoms) and outlets (network, cable, subscription video on demand), the analysis in this book demonstrates how, as one of the most dominant cultural technologies, television plays a critical role in the production, maintenance and potential reconfiguring of the social organisation of embodiment, be it within gender identities, kinship structures or the categorisation of sexual desire. It suggests that, in order to understand television’s role in producing gendered and sexual citizenship, we must pay critical attention to the significant shifts in how television is produced, broadcast and consumed.

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Mediating cosmopolitan lesbian lifestyles
  2. Consuming gay masculinities
  3. Producing dysfunctional family
  4. Gender and sexuality in remediations of sport
  5. Transgender subjectivities and projects of self

Conclusion

About the Authors

Anita Brady is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Kellie Burns is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Cristyn Davies is a Research Associate at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General