Queer Youth Cultures

Queer Youth Cultures

by Susan Driver
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791473384

ISBN-13: 9780791473382

Pub. Date: 03/06/2008

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Engaging a wide range of cultural practices, including zine-making, drag performance, online chatting, music, gay porn, and organizing resistance, the essays in Susan Driver’s Queer Youth Cultures explore the creative, political, energetic, and artistic worlds of contemporary queer youth. The research in this collection bridges the perspectives of academics and

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Engaging a wide range of cultural practices, including zine-making, drag performance, online chatting, music, gay porn, and organizing resistance, the essays in Susan Driver’s Queer Youth Cultures explore the creative, political, energetic, and artistic worlds of contemporary queer youth. The research in this collection bridges the perspectives of academics and queer youth, and the voices of the youth resonate throughout the analyses of their communities and lives. Through a variety of methodological approaches, the contributors bring into focus the institutional regulations of youth sexuality and gender, the complex and changing embodied experiences of queer youth, and the visual and textual languages through which the experiences of the youth are represented. Rather than seeing queer youth as victims, contributors celebrate the creative ways that sexual and gender minority youth forge subcultures and challenge exclusionary and heteronormative ways of understanding young people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791473382
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/06/2008
Series:
SUNY series, INTERRUPTIONS: Border Testimony(ies) and Critical Discourse/s Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introducing Queer Youth Cultures Susan Driver 1

Part 1 Performative Queer Youth Cultures, Embodiments, and Communities

Chapter 1 What's That Smell? Queer Temporalities and Subcultural Lives Judith Halberstam 27

Chapter 2 "The Galaxy Is Gay": Examining the Networks of Lesbian Punk Rock Subculture Angela Wilson 51

Chapter 3 Redefining Realities through Self-Representational Performance Jama Shelton 69

Chapter 4 My Identity is Fluid as Fuck: Transgender Zine Writers Constructing Themselves Jackie Regales 87

Chapter 5 Articulating Sissy Boy Queerness within and against Discourses of Tolerance and Pride David McInnes Cristyn Davies 105

Chapter 6 How to Be a Real Lesbian: The Pink Sofa and Some Fictions of Identity Anna Hickey-Moody Mary Louise Rasmussen Valerie Harwood 123

Chapter 7 Photo-Essay Cass Bird 139

Part 2 Desiring Youth and Un/Popular Cultures

Chapter 8 Queer Readings of Popular Culture: Searching [to] Out the Subtext Mark Lipton 163

Chapter 9 Brandon Goes to Hollywood: Boys Don't Cry and the Transgender Body in Film Melissa Rigney 181

Chapter 10 Queering Pornography: Desiring Youth, Race, and Fantasy in Gay Porn Zeb J. Tortorici 199

Part 3 Transforming Political Activism

Chapter 11 FOBs, Banana Boy, and the Gay Pretenders: Queer Youth Navigate Sex, "Race," and Nation in Toronto, Canada Andil Gosine 223

Chapter 12 Rethinking the Movement: Trans Youth Activism in New York City and Beyond Megan Davidson 243

Chapter 13 Principles of Engagement: The Anarchist Influence on Queer Youth Cultures Neal Ritchie 261

Chapter 14 Drag It Out! How Queer Youth Are Transforming Citizenship in Peterborough Ziysah D. Markson279

List of Contributors 295

Index 299

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