The University of Wisconsin Press
Gay & Lesbian Interest
Queer In America
Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power
"[Queer in America's] greatest contribution lies not in [its] defense of outing, but in its critical analysis of the closet. Signorile proposes that the closet, while a private tragedy, is also a public institution, one that's actively maintained by the media, the political establishment, and the entertainment industry. A provocative idea from a provocative thinker [whom[ you may embrace or detest, but you can't easily dismiss." -- New York Newsday
In this tenth-anniversary edition, journalist Michelangelo Signorile updates his classic Queer in America, the bestseller that exposed the hypocrisy and prejudice that pervade mainstream American institutions. This third edition includes a new preface and a new chapter with an eye-opening critique of present-day America and its attitude toward gays and lesbians.
Michelangelo Signorile is a syndicated columnist and lives in New York City.
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LC: 2003050114 HQ
472 pp. 6 x 9
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