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

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M. Rasmussen, E. Rofes, S. Talburt
Palgrave Macmillan US, Dec 20, 2004 - Social Science - 250 pages
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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.

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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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