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Teaching young queers a lesson: How police teach lessons about non-heteronormativity in public spaces

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Dwyer, A, Teaching young queers a lesson: How police teach lessons about non-heteronormativity in public spaces, Sexuality and Culture, 19, (3) pp. 493-512. ISSN 1095-5143 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s12119-015-9273-6

Abstract

This paper analyses qualitative data with LGBT young people to explore police-LGBT youth interactions, and the outcomes of these interactions, as pedagogical moments for LGBT young people, police, and public onlookers. Although the data in this paper could be interpreted in line with dominant ways of thinking about LGBT young people and police, as criminalization for instance, the data suggested something more complex. This paper employs a theoretical framework informed by poststructural theories, queer theories, and pedagogical theories, to theorise LGBT youth-police interactions as instruction about managing police relationships in public spaces. The analysis shows how LGBT young people are learning from police encounters about the need to avoid ‘looking queer’ to minimise police harm.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth, Police, Relationship management, Pedagogy, Heteronormativity, Public space
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Law Enforcement
Author:Dwyer, A (Dr Angela Dwyer)
ID Code:105732
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-01-13
Last Modified:2016-11-16
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