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dc.contributor.advisorBrent, Douglas A.
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Dawn Elizabeth Belle
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:04:49Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:04:49Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationJohnston, D. E. (2005). Television outside the box: the case of PrideVision TV (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/12875en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41640
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 162-170en
dc.description.abstractIn Canada, activist movements permeate and shape media, public policy, popular culture and cultural identities; one arena where this has been particularly vibrant is in the struggle to make queer culture visible. In the midst of growing public support for same-sex marriage, and an explosion of success for television shows like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, it seems that queer sexuality is becoming an institution in Canadian media and culture. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of digital television, where Canada's Pride Vision TV has become the world's first gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender television station to broadcast around the clock, 365 days a year. As a big-budget, corporately sponsored premium cable channel, Pride Vision has the resources to be highly influential in and about Canada's queer community - raising many questions about how television programming can constitute activism. Through a case study of Toronto-based Pride Vision TV, this dissertation explores the ways in which Canadian queer activists are re-imagining social activism by using niche-market television for identity formation, community visibility, and political and cultural progress.en
dc.format.extentvi, 259 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleTelevision outside the box: the case of PrideVision TV
dc.typedoctoral thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/12875
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePhD
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication and Culture
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1582 520492099


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.