'Every so often new scholarship constitutes a powerful political act. In its analysis of adolescence and naturalized models of gender and sexuality, Youth and Sexualities goes beyond the liberal discourse of identity, tolerance, safety, and equity. The authors of the essays in this volume are skilled at presenting radical critiques of constructs that emphasize oppression and victimization in the lives of GLBTQ youth, even as they take into account their own appreciation for these more popular approaches to civil society.
In its efforts to contribute to a transformation of cultural understandings of sexuality and youth, Youth and Sexualities invites readers to consider 'institutional multicultural approaches of integrity'. On this point alone, the work is an invaluable resource for courses in critical education theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. The editors of this text present a set of well written essays that will gain the attention of queer studies scholars. Yet the structure and language of these essays-offering historical, ethnographic, psychoanalytic, critical, interpretive, and Foucauldian analyses-make them accessible to the general reader interested in GLBTQ issues. In prompting us to rethink our conceptions, politics, and practices, Youth and Sexualities promises a fuller understanding of all youth-queer and straight alike.' - Karen Graves, Denison University
'Fraught knowledges, genealogies, dividing practices, gaybonics, and heterotopia: this astutely-edited collection performs pleasure, provocation, and per(e)-version.' - William F. Pinar, St. Bernard Parish Alumni Endowed Professor, Louisiana State University
'highly original and provocative.' - Richard Taulke-Johnson, Sexualities
'...a powerful collection of essays that challenge universalizing assumptions and representations of queer youth.' - Emma Renold, Gender and Education