Palgrave Entertainment Industries

The Pedagogy of Queer TV

Authors: Parsemain, Ava

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  • Explores the concept of entertainment as pedagogy, arguing that queer characters, narrative devices, music, music video aesthetics, melodrama and emotion are all part of televisual teaching
  • Closely analyses a wide range of queer entertainment programmes
  • Frames case studies in their historical context
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This book examines queer characters in popular American television, demonstrating how entertainment can educate audiences about LGBT identities and social issues like homophobia and transphobia. Through case studies of musical soap operas (Glee and Empire), reality shows (RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Prancing Elites Project and I Am Cait) and “quality” dramas (Looking, Transparent and Sense8), it argues that entertainment elements such as music, humour, storytelling and melodrama function as pedagogical tools, inviting viewers to empathise with and understand queer characters. Each chapter focuses on a particular programme, looking at what it teaches—its representation of queerness—and how it teaches this—its pedagogy. Situating the programmes in their broader historical context, this study also shows how these televisual texts exemplify a specific moment in American television.

About the authors

Ava Parsemain is an Educational Developer at The University of New South Wales, Australia

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14872-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14871-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pedagogy of Queer TV
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Entertainment Industries
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14872-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14872-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14871-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 261
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