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ERIC Number: EJ573383
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0739-3180
Queer Figurations in the Media: Critical Reflections on the Michael Jackson Sex Scandal.
Erni, John Nguyet
Critical Studies in Mass Communication, v15 n2 p158-80 Jun 1998
Discusses the significance to media studies of queer theory. Examines (1) the commodification of "witness testimony" relating to the question of sexual innocence in the case of child molestation; (2) the effeminization of Jackson as a homophobic containment of him by the press; and (3) interpretive excess in the media's focus of an alleged pedophilic "bedroom scene." (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Celebrities; Pedophilia; Queer Theory