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1. In sexual identity politics, the issue of making non-normative gender identities more public in everyday life and in media content. As distinct from (relative) invisibility. See also Hays Code; symbolic erasure.

2. The increasing publicness of various phenomena which were formerly more private and not generally open to the public gaze: see also public and private spheres.

3. The global openness to public view of people and events, primarily due to television and the internet: see also global village.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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