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“How to be a Real Lesbian: The Pink Sofa and Some Fictions of Identity”

Hickey Moody, Anna; Rasmussen, Mary Lou and Harwood, Valerie. 2008. “How to be a Real Lesbian: The Pink Sofa and Some Fictions of Identity”. In: Susan Driver, ed. Queer Youth Cultures: Performative and Political Practices. NY: SUNY Press, pp. 123-138. ISBN 978-0791473382 [Book Section]

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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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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
2008Published

Item ID:

12208

Date Deposited:

21 Jul 2015 11:34

Last Modified:

19 Apr 2016 16:40

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/12208

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