Project Director

Jones, Rebecca

Department Examiner

Stuart, Christopher; Palmer, Heather; Sompayrac, Joanie

Department

Dept. of English

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between television and social perceptions. It uses the television shows Will&Grace, The L Word, Queer as Folk, and Modern Family for rhetorical analysis. Then, it uses the information gained from the analysis to hypothesize how and why these television shows both reflect and affect social perceptions of homosexuality.

Degree

B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Date

12-2014

Subject

Homosexuality on television; Sex in mass media; Mass media -- Moral and ethical aspects

Keyword

homosexuality; television; queer theory; social perceptions; Modern Family; The L Word; Queer as Folk; Will and Grace

Discipline

English Language and Literature

Document Type

Theses

Extent

80 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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