A big, gay, HIV-friendly TV show : a queer critical rhetorical analysis of the television series Looking

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dc.contributor.advisor McCauliff, Kristen L., 1979-
dc.contributor.author Coile, Spencer William
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-09T12:54:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-09T12:54:08Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-06
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200697
dc.description.abstract This thesis analyzes discourse surrounding HIV as depicted on the HBO original series, Looking. In particular, it seeks to unpack the ways in which HIV is communicated through its predominantly LGBTQ+ characters. Through a queer, critical rhetoric approach, I examined the first and second season of Looking as well as the made-fortelevision film of the same name. In doing so, I seek to uncover if this portrayal of HIV provides liberation to those living with HIV and to those who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Ultimately, I argue that, while the series offers a fascinating space for HIV to be discussed, mediated texts still have room to grow, insofar as representation is concerned when depicting HIV in the 21st century. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Communication Studies
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons -- In mass media.
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual minorities in mass media.
dc.subject.other Looking (Television program)
dc.title A big, gay, HIV-friendly TV show : a queer critical rhetorical analysis of the television series Looking en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1851497


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