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Queer Youth, Suicide and Self-Harm

Troubled Subjects, Troubling Norms

Authors: McDermott, E., Roen, K.

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About this book

Offering a new way of understanding the high self-harm and suicide rates among sexual and gender minority youth, this book prioritises the perspectives and experiences of queer young people, including those who have experience of self-harming and/or feeling suicidal. Presenting analysis based on research carried out with young people both online and face-to-face, the authors offer a critical perspective on the role of norms, namely developmental norms, gender and sexuality norms, and neoliberal norms, in the production of self-harming and suicidal youth.


Queer Youth, Suicide and Self-Harm is unique in the way it works at the intersection of class and sexuality, and in its specific focus on transgender youth and the concept of embodied distress. It also examines the implications of this research for self-harm reduction and suicide prevention.

About the authors

Elizabeth McDermott is Senior Lecturer in Health Research at Lancaster University, UK. Her research is focused on mental health inequalities, particularly those concerning sexuality, gender, social class and youth. She is currently the lead investigator for the Queer Futures research project, a national UK study investigating LGBTQ youth, suicide, self-harm and help-seeking.

Katrina Roen Professor in Cultural and Community Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway. Her research relates to LGBTIQ youth and emotional wellbeing, and draws from queer and poststructuralist feminist understandings. She is currently engaged in research concerning puberty suppression among gender non-conforming youth, and the health care of intersex people.

Reviews

This is an important publication as it is the first book to engage in depth with suicidality and self-harm in a diverse range of queer youth. The authors draw on a range of social science perspectives in order to better understand why, despite some evidence of increasing societal acceptance of sexual diversity, LGBTQ youth are still at greater risk of self-harm than their heterosexual peers'

-Jonathan Scourfield, Cardiff University, UK

'Elizabeth McDermott and Katrina Roen extend the boundaries of current thinking about suicide and self-harm for queer identified youth who are commonly positioned as inherently "risky" subjects. They offer insights into the embodied, structural and discursive conditions that generate emotional distress and hence they open up critical questions about how self-harming practices could be prevented. Drawing upon contemporary social theory, this book contributes to a deeper understanding of how young LGBT young people negotiate their emerging subjectivities in relation to normative ideas about sexuality, success and emotional life. Written in an engaging style and drawing upon rich empirical material, McDermott and Roen develop a compelling interdisciplinary approach that brings together insights from critical psychology, feminism, sociology and queer theory. The book also had immense applied value for professionals and policy makers who desire more critically reflexive, sensitive and hopeful ways of responding to the complex emotional lives (and deaths) of queer youth.'

-Simone Fullagar, University of Bath, UK

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Reframing Queer Youth Suicide and Self-Harm

    McDermott, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

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  • Troubled Subject-Making

    McDermott, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 20-41

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  • Social Class Inequality, Heteronormativity and Shame

    McDermott, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 42-61

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  • Troubling Gender Norms: Gender Non-Conforming Youth

    McDermott, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 62-79

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  • Trans and Genderqueer Youth Online

    McDermott, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 80-102

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Buy this book

eBook 63,06 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-00345-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-00344-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer Youth, Suicide and Self-Harm
Book Subtitle
Troubled Subjects, Troubling Norms
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00345-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137003454
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00344-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 186
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