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Sweeping the ashes of a flame ; understanding the political economy of the OutGames

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Sweeping the ashes of a flame ; understanding the political economy of the OutGames

Campeau, Pierre (2010) Sweeping the ashes of a flame ; understanding the political economy of the OutGames. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The research contained in this thesis suggests multiple possible points of intersection between political economy and cultural studies. It looks at the production of the World OutGames in Montreal and the gay and lesbian commodity, and the subsequent effort to contain radical queer activism for the tourism industry and the local commercial media industry. This thesis examines the role of media in commodifying content, reflecting existing heteronorrnative ideologies and values. Specifically, this thesis examines the gay and lesbian commodity by the first World OutGames and its sponsors, and contrasts it with content analysis from local commercial media (including mainstream, free-weeklies, and gay media). The thesis concludes that the OutGames prioritized profits over activism, therefore dividing a seemingly cohesive community.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Campeau, Pierre
Pagination:i, 118 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Communication Studies
Date:2010
Thesis Supervisor(s):Van Wyck, P
ID Code:979492
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:09 Dec 2014 18:00
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:49
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