Queer Youth Cultures

Queer Youth Cultures

by Susan Driver
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

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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
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introducing Queer Youth Cultures
Susan Driver

Part One
Performative Queer Youth Cultures, Embodiments, and Communities

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

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

3. Redefining Realities through Self-Representational Performance
Jama Shelton

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

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

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

7. Photo-Essay
Cass Bird

Part Two
Desiring Youth and Un/Popular Cultures

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

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

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

Part Three
Transforming Political Activism

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

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

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

14. Drag It Out! How Queer Youths Are Transforming Citizenship in Peterborough
Ziysah D. Markson

List of Contributors
Index

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