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Conclusion

  • Michael Lovelock
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, Lovelock revisits and reiterates the arguments made throughout the book. In addition, this chapter considers how reality TV and its representations of queer identities might change in the future, particularly in an unfolding cultural context where traditional, essentialist labels like ‘gay’ and ‘transgender,’ as well as heteronormativity, are potentially sliding away.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lovelock
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  1. 1.Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam

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