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Queer Youth Research/ers: A reflexive account of risk and intimacy in an ethical (mine)field


Taylor, J and Dwyer, AE, Queer Youth Research/ers: A reflexive account of risk and intimacy in an ethical (mine)field, A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century, Brill, Kelly, Peter & Kemp, Annelies (ed), Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 251-266. ISBN 9789004243750 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1163/9789004284036


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:queer LGBTIQ, youth, ethics, research, risk
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:107066
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-03
Last Modified:2016-05-17

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