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.
Offering new insights into the rise of drag in a global digital public sphere, this volume will be of interest to scholars and students of media studies, cultural studies, digital media and cultural studies, critical race studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, queer theory, film, and television studies.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|13 pages
chapter 1|11 pages
Post-RuPaul's Drag Race
part II|48 pages
Drag Visibility and Politics in Global Online Space
chapter 2|19 pages
Post-Drag Race, Post-Trans, Post-Pandemic Contestants
chapter 3|15 pages
“Boys Wear Blue, Girls Wear Pink”
part III|77 pages
Drag Influencers, Advertising and Labor
part IV|45 pages
Drag Remix, Translation and Online Fandom
chapter 9|9 pages
Giving Face (Shields)
chapter 10|16 pages
Reading Is Fundamental
part V|50 pages
Drag by Global Extension(s)