Homonationalism on TV?: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Queer and Trans* Youth Representations on Mainstream Teen Television Shows

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dc.contributor.authorCampisi, Caitlin
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-27T17:04:47Z
dc.date.available2013-06-27T17:04:47Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/24263
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-3059
dc.description.abstractAs representations of queer and trans* youth become increasingly numerous and diverse in mainstream teen television, this thesis explores the social processes of normalization present in the elaboration of queer and trans* youth characters in the 2010-2011 seasons of Pretty Little Liars and Degrassi. The methodology involves a critical discourse analysis of racialized queer youth identities on Pretty Little Liars and white trans* youth identities on Degrassi, complemented by an analysis of their political economy of production and their circulation of discourse surrounding sexuality and gender identity in online youth communities. Drawing upon literature on homonormativity and emerging literature on transnormativity in mainstream media texts, this thesis illustrates that despite their amenability to dominant social power structures, contemporary televisual representations of queer and trans* youth identities achieve meaningful cultural work through the creation of new societal frameworks for youth to engage with non-normative sexualities and gender identities.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjecttelevision
dc.subjectyouth
dc.subjectsexuality
dc.subjectgender identity
dc.subjectcritical discourse analysis
dc.subjecthomonormativity
dc.subjectqueer youth in popular culture
dc.subjecttrans youth in popular culture
dc.subjecthomonationalism
dc.subjecttransnormativity
dc.titleHomonationalism on TV?: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Queer and Trans* Youth Representations on Mainstream Teen Television Shows
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentÉtudes des femmes / Women’s Studies
dc.contributor.supervisorMagnet, Shoshana
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentÉtudes des femmes / Women’s Studies
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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