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Sexualities and sensitivities: Queer(y)ing the ethics of youth research in the field


Taylor, J and Dwyer, AE, Sexualities and sensitivities: Queer(y)ing the ethics of youth research in the field, Youth Cultures and Subcultures : Australian Perspectives, Ashgate, Baker, Sarah, Robards, Brady, and Buttgieg, Bob (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 241-252. ISBN 978-1-4724-2665-9 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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In contemporary Western societies, the years between childhood and young adulthood are commonly understood to be (trans)formative in the reflexive project of sexual self-making (Russell et al. 2012). As sexual subjects in the making, youthful bodies, desires and sexual activities are often perceived as both volatile and vulnerable, thus subjected to instruction and discipline, protection and surveillance. Accordingly, young people’s sexual proximities are closely monitored by social institutions and ‘(hetero)normalising regimes’ (Warner 1999) for any signs that may compromise the end goal of development—a ‘normal’ reproductive heterosexual monogamous adult

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:sexuality, ethics, research
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Other Indigenous studies
Research Field:Other Indigenous studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Gender and sexualities
UTAS Author:Dwyer, AE (Dr Angela Dwyer)
ID Code:107064
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-03
Last Modified:2016-04-21

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