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eBook Queer in America: Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power ePub

by Michelangelo Signorile

  • ISBN: 067941309X
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Michelangelo Signorile
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (May 4, 1993)
  • Pages: 378
  • ePub book: 1986 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1822 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 142

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Signorile's seminal 1993 book Queer in America: Sex, The Media, and the Closets of Power explored the negative effects of the LGBT closet, and provided one of the first intellectual justifications for the practice of outing public officials, influencing the debate and treatment of the issue.

Signorile's seminal 1993 book Queer in America: Sex, The Media, and the Closets of Power explored the negative effects of the LGBT closet, and provided one of the first intellectual justifications for the practice of outing public officials, influencing the debate and treatment of the issue among journalists from that point on. In 1992 Newsweek listed him as one of America's "100 Cultural Elite," and he is included as in the 2002 book, The Gay 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Gay Men and Lesbians, Past and Present.

Signorile, Michelangelo, 1960-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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Signorile was instrumental in early Queer journalism, and was, once upon a time, excoriated . Never before did I have such a strong understanding of how the media and America's major power structures work until I read this book.

Signorile was instrumental in early Queer journalism, and was, once upon a time, excoriated for "outing" public figures. He explains the history and justification for this approach, and his arguments are more than convincing. Highly recommended, required reading. In his unapoletic confrontational (and even gutsy) style, Signorile has stared down the actors, directors, politicians, writers, etc who'd prefer to sit silent as queers are beaten, taunted,denied housing,equal protection; as queers are denied their right exist.

Queer in America book.

What's it like to be queer in America? Ask Michelangelo Signorile. Queer in America is about the enormous controversy that ensued when Signorile reported on the life of deceased multi-millionaire Malcolm Forbes

What's it like to be queer in America? Ask Michelangelo Signorile. Called a "sissy" and a "faggot" while growing up in the working-class Italian-Catholic neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Staten Island, he is one of the new breed of lesbians and gay men who decided to bash back. Signorile's signature upper-case invective expressed the anger of a generation in his columns in OutWeek magazine. Queer in America is about the enormous controversy that ensued when Signorile reported on the life of deceased multi-millionaire Malcolm Forbes. It is about how, as the author sees it, the media has covered up, and continues to cover up, the truth about lesbian and gay public figures.

Michelangelo Signorile; born December 19, 1960), is a gay American writer and a national talk radio host whose program is aired each weekday across the United States . Queer In America: Sex, Media, and the Closets of Power.

Michelangelo Signorile; born December 19, 1960), is a gay American writer and a national talk radio host whose program is aired each weekday across the United States and Canada. He is a political liberal, unabashedly, and covers a wide variety of political and cultural issues. Signorile is noted for his various books and articles on gay and lesbian politics, and is an outspoken supporter of gay rights. Media Bistro Q & A with Signorile 2002.

Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power. by Michelangelo Signorile. Signorile sees the gay power base shifting to Silicon Valley, where many gays have found refuge and success in computer technology: The video-display terminal, he says, will be & new battleground'' and electronic mail & ammunition. A call to arms that, for serious readers, raises important legal, ethical, and psychological issues, and, for gossips, offers an opportunity to identify new &.Pub Date: June 1st, 1993.

Queer in America: Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power

Queer in America: Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power. Outing Yourself: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends and Coworkers.

Signorile's seminal 1993 book Queer in America: Sex, The Media, and the Closets of Power explored the negative effects of the LGBT closet, and provided one of the first intellectual justifications for the practice of outing.

Signorile's seminal 1993 book Queer in America: Sex, The Media, and the Closets of Power explored the negative effects of the LGBT closet, and provided one of the first intellectual justifications for the practice of outing public officials, influencing the debate and treatment of the issue among journalists from that point o. Activism In his book Queer in America and in numerous articles and interviews, Signorile has discussed how he began to see that many in the media, among his circles as well, were either sensationalizing AIDS in the 1980s or running away from it.

The gay journalist-activist exposes the hypocrisy and prejudice that pervade mainstream American institutions, discussing his youth in working-class Brooklyn, the gay-positive corporations of Silicon Valley, and one case of same-sex sexual harassment. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

Comments

Rolling Flipper Rolling Flipper
Even though over 20 years old, this is a very powerful expose about how the media, government and families all conspire to make gay men and women feel "less than" and stay in the closet. This may seem outdated for urban cities but is still relevant in rural and less enlightened areas of the US. A remnder that even though same-sex marriage is eminent on the horizon there are still many battles and wars to be fought in making gay men and women fully equal members of society.
Tolrajas Tolrajas
great
Steelrunner Steelrunner
Signorile's ground-breaking text on the Closet and all its horror should be fundamental reading for everyone--gay or straight. Straight people may find the text particularly interesting in coming to understand why the closet exists, how it has manifest itself, and why it is very, very bad. Signorile has a lucid, provocative style--and each chapter is replete with intriguing perspectives on how the closet and homosexuals have functioned in Hollywood and the movies, New York and pop culture, and Washington and politics. Last is a Gay Manifesto--a kind of challenge for gays and straights alike to work together to destroy the closet for good. In the end, this will probably become a canonized work of 20th-century gay and lesbian writing. It does have a somewhat dated effect on readers today--the urgency for social change that underpins Signorile's text seems overly harsh for the '00s. Nonetheless, this is a must-read, absolutely.
Cildorais Cildorais
This book was written a decade ago, and a final updated chapter was added last year. It is a fascinating look at the state of Queer America in the late 80's and early 1990's. More important, it is a powerful exploration of the devestating effects of the "closet" in the centers of power, especially Washington and Hollywood.

A compelling study of the effect of the closet on people in power and how they are twisted by the closet into actions that are devestating to their own lives and destructive to the GLBT community (can anyone say New Jersey?)

Signorile was instrumental in early Queer journalism, and was, once upon a time, excoriated for "outing" public figures. He explains the history and justification for this approach, and his arguments are more than convincing.

Highly recommended, required reading.
TheMoonix TheMoonix
Never before did I have such a strong understanding of how the media and America's major power structures work until I read this book. In his unapoletic confrontational (and even gutsy) style, Signorile has stared down the actors, directors, politicians, writers, etc who'd prefer to sit silent as queers are beaten, taunted,denied housing,equal protection; as queers are denied their right exist. One of the most fascinating sections is the one on the New York power structure (I especially like the chapter explaining how ACT UP was created, from the grassroots up). If theres anything I disliked about this book, it's that too often Signorile contradicts his own beleifs: there are way too many times when instead of exposing gay public figures as gay, he allows them to remain anonymous.
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Before I read this book, I was vehemently opposed to the policy of "outing". Signorile wrote both so logically and so well that I was forced to think about this issue in some depth. Moreover, I came to be convinced by his arguments. I'm still not comfortable with this, but I think he's right. The closet destroys far too many people.
in waiting in waiting
The book arrived in excellent shape. Took a little long to get it, but when it finally arrived I was impressed with the condition of the book
All i can say, it is a great book that everyone should read.thanks, chris.