ERIC Number: EJ457097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Mainstream Television, Adolescent Homosexuality, and Significant Silence.
Kielwasser, Alfred P.; Wolf, Michelle A.
Critical Studies in Mass Communication, v9 n4 p350-73 Dec 1992
Argues that the symbolic annihilation of gay and lesbian youth exhibited by network television contributes to a dysfunctional isolation supported by the mutually reinforcing invisibility of homosexual adolescents on television and in the real world. Suggests that the spiral of silence also partially accounts for the inefficacy of oppositional interpretive practices for disrupting pluralistic ignorance. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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