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Youth and Sexualities

Pleasure, Subversion, and Insubordination In and Out of Schools

Editors: Rasmussen, M., Rofes, E., Talburt, S. (Eds.)

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A new collection that addresses the problematic pathologization of queer youth, this book argues that the majority of educators and youth workers still know little about queer youth's negotiations of identity and community. The contributors examine the dangerous effects of heteronormalizing practices, and look at how young people negotiate labels and stereotypes in and out of school settings. What makes this project unique is that the contributors go beyond the discussions of homophobia young people experience on an everyday basis - the look at how youth subvert these experiences into those of pleasure, power, and confidence. In addition, the contributors look at how youth organize communities and negotiate positive identities in different settings.

About the authors

MARY LOUISE RASMUSSEN is Lecturer in the School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.

ERIC ROFES is Assistant Professor of Education at Humboldt State University, California, USA.

SUSAN TALBURT is Associate Professor of Social Foundations in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, Georgia State University, USA.

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'Every so often new scholarship constitutes a powerful political act. In its analysis of adolescence and naturalized models of gender and sexuality, Youth and Sexualities goes beyond the liberal discourse of identity, tolerance, safety, and equity. The authors of the essays in this volume are skilled at presenting radical critiques of constructs that emphasize oppression and victimization in the lives of GLBTQ youth, even as they take into account their own appreciation for these more popular approaches to civil society.

In its efforts to contribute to a transformation of cultural understandings of sexuality and youth, Youth and Sexualities invites readers to consider 'institutional multicultural approaches of integrity'. On this point alone, the work is an invaluable resource for courses in critical education theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. The editors of this text present a set of well written essays that will gain the attention of queer studies scholars. Yet the structure and language of these essays-offering historical, ethnographic, psychoanalytic, critical, interpretive, and Foucauldian analyses-make them accessible to the general reader interested in GLBTQ issues. In prompting us to rethink our conceptions, politics, and practices, Youth and Sexualities promises a fuller understanding of all youth-queer and straight alike.' - Karen Graves, Denison University

'Fraught knowledges, genealogies, dividing practices, gaybonics, and heterotopia: this astutely-edited collection performs pleasure, provocation, and per(e)-version.' - William F. Pinar, St. Bernard Parish Alumni Endowed Professor, Louisiana State University

'highly original and provocative.' - Richard Taulke-Johnson, Sexualities

'...a powerful collection of essays that challenge universalizing assumptions and representations of queer youth.' - Emma Renold, Gender and Education


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Youth and Sexualities
Book Subtitle
Pleasure, Subversion, and Insubordination In and Out of Schools
Editors
  • M. Rasmussen
  • E. Rofes
  • S. Talburt
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8191-2
DOI
10.1057/9781403981912
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6487-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6488-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 250
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