Youth and sexualities : pleasure, subversion and insubordination in and out of schools

2004, Youth and sexualities : pleasure, subversion and insubordination in and out of schools. Edited by Rasmussen, Mary Louise, Rofes, Eric and Talburt, Susan, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, N.Y..

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Title Youth and sexualities : pleasure, subversion and insubordination in and out of schools
Editor(s) Rasmussen, Mary Louise
Rofes, Eric
Talburt, Susan
Publication date 2004
Total pages iv, 250 p.
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) Gay youth -- Psychology
Lesbian youth -- Psychology
Youth -- Sexual behavior
Homosexuality -- United States
School environment -- United States
Summary These cutting-edge international essays challenge dominant narratives of queer youth predicated on oppression and victimization. As school systems address the emergence of Gay-Straight Alliances and calls to provide equal educational access, researchers, educators and youth workers are paying increasing attention to sexuality, gender and schooling. Yet present discourses are limited to liberal understandings of tolerance, safety, and equity that are defined by a separation of "queer" and "normal." This text documents and offers radical interpretations of the creativity of queer youth in challenging existing practices. Interdisciplinary analyses offer multiple vantage points for reconceptualizing adolescent sexual subjectivities and institutional and cultural practices.
Notes Introduction: Transforming Discourses of Queer Youth and Educational Practices Surrounding Gender, Sexuality, and Youth--Susan Talburt, Eric Rofes, Mary Louise Rasmussen

Part I: Rethinking Adults and Youth
Intelligibility and Narrating Queer Youth--Susan Talburt
Martyr, Target, Victim: Interrogating Narratives of Persecution and Suffering among Queer Youth--Eric Rofes
The Historical Regulation of Sexuality and Gender of Students and Teachers: An Intertwined Legacy--Jackie M. Blount and Sine Anahita
Subject to Scrutiny: Taking Foucauldian Genealogies to Narratives of Youth Oppression--Valerie Harwood
Between Sexuality and Narrative: On the Language of Sex Education--Jen Gilbert

Part II: Rethinking Youth Practices
Safety and Subversion: The Production of Sexualities and Genders in School Spaces--Mary Lou Rasmussen
Scout's Honor: Duty, Citizenship, and the Homoerotic in the BSA--Andrea Coleman, Mary Ehrenworth, and Nancy Lesko
Agency in Borderland Discourses: Engaging in Gaybonics for Pleasure, Subversion, and Retaliation--Mollie V. Blackburn
Bent as a Ballet Dancer: The Possibilities for and Limits of Legitimate Homo-masculinity in School--Deborah Youdell
Melancholy and the Productive Negotiations of Power in Sissy Boy Experience--David McInnes
ISBN 1403964874
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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