Abstract

Using critical discourse analysis, the current research analyzed Quentin Latham’s use of social media to conceptualize the identity of Funky Dineva in cyberspace. The research extended prior studies on technology, computer cross-dressing, and queer theory by examining the performance of an openly gay, Black male, computer cross-dresser who rose to fame through social media. The analysis ultimately revealed how commodification strongly undergirded Quentin Latham’s racialized, queer performance of Funky Dineva as both a celebrity blogger and computer cross-dresser.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2162-3252
Print ISSN
2162-3244
Pages
pp. 99-122
Launched on MUSE
2015-05-22
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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