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RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture

The Boundaries of Reality TV

Editors: Brennan, Niall, Gudelunas, David (Eds.)

  • The first book to provide a global view on the RuPaul’s Drag Race phenomenon
  • Offers critical perspectives on the program and its relationship to larger questions of LGBTQ culture
  • Includes contributions from scholars, performers, and people involved with the program alike
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eBook $84.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: 31 de Outubro de 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50618-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $109.00
price for Brazil
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: 3 de Outubro de 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50617-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

This book identifies and analyzes the ways in which RuPaul’s Drag Race has reshaped the visibility of drag culture in the US and internationally, as well as how the program has changed understandings of reality TV. This edited volume illustrates how drag has become a significant aspect of LGBTQ experience and identity globally through RuPaul’s Drag Race, and how the show has reformed a media landscape in which competition and reality itself are understood as given. Taking on lenses addressing race, ethnicity, geographical origin, cultural identity, physicality and body image, and participation in drag culture across the globe, this volume offers critical, non-traditional, and first-hand perspectives on drag culture.

About the authors

Niall Brennan has a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, where his research focused on the national and global implications of the Brazilian television mini-series since Brazil’s re-democratization. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication at Fairfield University, Connecticut, USA.

David Gudelunas holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, USA and is Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of Communication at the University of Tampa, USA.

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: 31 de Outubro de 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50618-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $109.00
price for Brazil
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: 3 de Outubro de 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50617-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture
Book Subtitle
The Boundaries of Reality TV
Editors
  • Niall Brennan
  • David Gudelunas
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50618-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50618-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50617-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 309
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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