Who Knew Drag Race Could Be Brain Food?

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drag race and the shifting visibility of drag culture

RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture bills itself as the first book to explore the phenomenon of Ru’s ultimate drag pageant from a global perspective. Edited by Niall Brennan and David Gudelunas, the book offers critical perspectives on both the program and its relationship to surrounding questions of LGBTQ culture. Brennan and Gudelunas (both professors of communications) work to analyze the ways in which the series has helped reshape perceptions of drag and reality television both here in the United States and around the globe. Its contributing authors include people who have worked closely with some of the show’s most famous finalists and their writing addresses how drag intersects with complex issues such as race, ethnicity and body image. palgrave.com

Last modified: August 7, 2017