Drag in the Global Digital Public Sphere
Niall Brennan, "Drag in the Global Digital Public Sphere "
English | ISBN: 1032204346 | 2022 | 256 pages | PDF | 4 MB
This volume explores drag in global online spaces as a distinct departure from the established success, and limitations, of RuPaul's Drag Race. Centred around discourses of LGBTQ+ visibility and political mobilization, the volume addresses how these discourses have moved beyond the increasingly limited qualities of the television series to reconfigure the parameters of drag in emerging communities and spaces.
By reconceiving of drag in new settings, this volume uncovers the crucial social and political potential for community-building in an increasingly fragmented and isolated global space. Chapters by a diverse team of authors delve into the recognition of new articulations of LGBTQ+ visibility and political mobility through drag in online space; the implications of drag celebrity for issues such as labor and profit in the digital sphere; the (re)appropriation of mainstream drag in emerging online environments and communities; and the reverberations of drag in underrepresented and underresearched areas of the world.