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dc.contributor.advisor Kupa, M.A. Mabokela, S.E. 2015-08-04T08:14:16Z 2015-08-04T08:14:16Z 2015
dc.description Thesis ( M.A. (Media Studies)) --University of Limpopo, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract The visibility of gays and lesbians has predominantly improved in recent years, and the media have been a fundamental tool when measuring the homosexual communities’ social status. This study investigates whether current mainstream television accurately depicts and represents gays and lesbians, and whether gay and lesbian individuals are impacted by these television portrayals. Through in- depth interviews, focus groups and observations, the research findings reveal that gay and lesbian television depictions are not completely accurate and have varying effects on audiences. However, this evidence is significant to the entertainment industry when creating fair gay and lesbian character portrayals that could be positively receptive by the homosexual community. en_US
dc.format.extent iii, 148 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf version en_US
dc.subject Gays en_US
dc.subject Lesbians en_US
dc.subject Television en_US
dc.subject.ddc 302.234306766 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Television viewers --South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gays -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lesbians --South Africa en_US
dc.title The viewers' perception on the portrayal of gays and lesbians in selected television programmes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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