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The Resource RuPaul{u2019}s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture : The Boundaries of Reality TV

RuPaul{u2019}s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture : The Boundaries of Reality TV

RuPaul{u2019}s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture : The Boundaries of Reality TV
RuPaul{u2019}s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture
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  • RuPaul's Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Drag Culture, Global Participation and RuPaul's Drag Race -- References -- Part I Representation and the Parameters of Drag Identity -- The "RuPaulitics" of Subjectification in RuPaul's Drag Race -- "Start Your Engines!" -- Ru-Presenting Drag Culture -- A Foucauldian Xtravaganza! -- "The Bitch Turned It!": Transforming the Subject -- "Light a Fire under Your Ass": Inventions and Interventions -- Conclusion: Ru-flections and Further Directions -- References -- Contradictions Between the Subversive and the Mainstream: Drag Cultures and RuPaul's Drag Race -- Introduction -- Authenticity, Competition and Consumption, in and out of Drag -- Methodological Note -- The Library Is Open: Reading Authenticity, Consumption and Competition in RPDR -- Conclusion -- References -- "Pick up a book and go read": Art and Legitimacy in RuPaul's Drag Race -- Serena's Persona on RDPR -- Elevating Drag and Elevated Language -- Artistic Legitimacy, Reality, and Extra Dramatic Sound Effects -- References -- North American Universalism in RuPaul's Drag Race: Stereotypes, Linguicism, and the Construction of "Puerto Rican Queens" -- Race and the Universal Subject -- Latinadad Media Representation and Stereotyping -- Racialized Humor and Linguicism -- Refutations of Latinx Cultural Capital -- Conclusions -- References -- Spicy. Exotic. Creature. Representations of Racial and Ethnic Minorities on RuPaul's Drag Race -- Feminist Theory, Intersectionality, and Domains of Power -- "Creature": BeBe Zahara Benet as the "Exotic" Other -- "Escandalo!": RPDR's Puerto Rican Contestants -- "Doesn't Mean You're Racist. You Hate Everybody, Including Your Own Race": Cultural Appropriation and (Acceptable?) Racist Stereotypes
  • Implications of Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes and Exoticization -- References -- The Werk That Remains: Drag and the Mining of the Idealized Female Form -- Television Realness -- Bodies -- The "Large" Drag Queen -- Drag U -- Conclusion -- References -- Big-Girls Don't Cry: Portrayals of the Fat Body in RuPaul's Drag Race -- "Reading Is Fundamental" -- "Big Girl Is in the House" -- Cooperation -- "Funny Funny Kid" -- "When I Don't Shave, I'm a Bear" -- "Plus Size Barbie" -- Emphasizing Other Traits -- "Can I Get an Amen?" -- References -- Part II Drag Culture, Community and Belonging -- "I Am the Drag Whisperer": Notes from the Front Line of a Cultural Phenomenon -- Sissy That Performance Script! The Queer Pedagogy of RuPaul's Drag Race -- You Betta' Represent! -- Stroll Down the Runway (Methods) -- Confronting the Glamazon -- The Main Event -- RuPaul's Best Friend Race -- Can I Get an Amen? -- References -- Super Troopers: The Homonormative Regime of Visibility in RuPaul's Drag Race -- The Trajectory of Drag Queen Representation -- From the Drag Mother{u2026} -- {u2026}To the Drag Fatherland -- Expanding Rather than Concluding -- References -- "Please Come to Brazil!" The Practices of RuPaul's Drag Race's Brazilian Fandom -- Gentlemen, Start Your Engines, and May the Best Woman Win! -- The Brazilian RPDR Fandom -- Conclusion -- References -- Reception of Queer Content and Stereotypes Among Young People in Monterrey, Mexico: RuPaul's Drag Race -- Mexican Culture and the LGBTQ Community -- Monterrey Society -- Reception Theory and RuPaul's Drag Race -- Social Learning Theory and Identification with Contestants -- Method -- Results -- Reception of RPDR -- Acceptance and Rejection of Contestants -- Monterrey and the LGBTQ Community -- Conclusion -- References
  • Mainstreaming the Transgressive: Greek Audiences' Readings of Drag Culture Through the Consumption of RuPaul's Drag Race -- RPDR: An "Authentic" Reality Show -- The Proliferation of Gay Culture in Greece and the Appearance of Drag -- Methodological Note -- Experiences with Live Drag Shows -- RPDR in the Greek Context -- RPDR's Chances in Greek TV{u2026} -- Conclusions -- References -- RuPaul's Drag Race and the Reconceptualisation of Queer Communities and Publics -- Reading - for Difference - Is Fundamental -- The "Female or She-Male" Controversy -- References -- Part III RuPaul's Drag Race, Globalization and Social Media -- Digital Extensions, Experiential Extensions and Hair Extensions: RuPaul's Drag Race and the New Media Environment -- References -- What Can Drag Do for Me? The Multifaceted Influences of RuPaul's Drag Race on the Perth Drag Scene -- Settings and Data -- Drag in Perth, a Brief History -- Lack of Knowledge and the Context of Drag -- Personal Histories and Family Structures -- The RuPaul Complex -- "Keeping up" with the (new) Queens -- References -- "If You Can't Love Yourself, How in the Hell You Gonna Love Somebody Else?" Drag TV and Self-Love Discourse -- Drag and Neoliberalism: Subcultures of Consumption and Celebrity -- Affective Spaces, Television, and Social Media -- Affect, Family, and the Straightening of Queer Culture -- Logo TV, Mimicry, and Representational Risk -- Extended Family: The WOW Network Online -- Conclusion: Mimicry and the Future of Drag -- References -- "We're All Born Naked and the Rest Is Drag": The Performativity of Bodies Constructed in Digital Networks -- Performativity in Social Networks -- The Spreadable: Final Considerations -- References -- Index
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