Youth and Sexualities: Pleasure, Subversion, and Insubordination In and Out of Schools

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Mary Louise Rasmussen, Eric Rofes, Susan Talburt
Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 10, 2004 - Education - 250 pages
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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.

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Mary Louise Rasmussen is Lecturer in the School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education at Deakin University, Victoria. Eric Rofes is Assistant Professor of Education at Humboldt State University. Susan Talburt is Associate Professor of Social Foundations, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Georgia State University.

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