Understanding Narrative Identity Through Lesbian And Gay Youth

Author: Edmund Coleman-Fountain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113731270X
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Understanding Narrative Identity Through Lesbian And Gay Youth from the Author: Edmund Coleman-Fountain. This book contests the idea that lesbian and gay categories are disappearing, and that sexuality is becoming fluid, by showing how young people use them in a world in which heterosexuality is privileged. Exploring identity making, the book shows how old modernist stories of sexual being entwine with narratives of normality.

Disabled Childhoods

Author: Janice McLaughlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317748913
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Disabled Childhoods from the Author: Janice McLaughlin. A crucial contemporary dynamic around children and young people in the Global North is the multiple ways that have emerged to monitor their development, behaviour and character. In particular disabled children or children with unusual developmental patterns can find themselves surrounded by multiple practices through which they are examined. This rich book draws on a wide range of qualitative research to look at how disabled children have been cared for, treated and categorised. Narrative and longitudinal interviews with children and their families, along with stories and images they have produced and notes from observations of different spaces in their lives – medical consultation rooms, cafes and leisure centres, homes, classrooms and playgrounds amongst others – all make a contribution. Bringing this wealth of empirical data together with conceptual ideas from disability studies, sociology of the body, childhood studies, symbolic interactionism and feminist critical theory, the authors explore the multiple ways in which monitoring occurs within childhood disability and its social effects. Their discussion includes examining the dynamics of differentiation via medicine, social interaction, and embodiment and the multiple actors – including children and young people themselves – involved. The book also investigates the practices that differentiate children into different categories and what this means for notions of normality, integration, belonging and citizenship. Scrutinising the multiple forms of monitoring around disabled children and the consequences they generate for how we think about childhood and what is ‘normal’, this volume sits at the intersection of disability studies and childhood studies.

Out In The Country

Author: Mary L. Gray
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814731937
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Out In The Country from the Author: Mary L. Gray. We've become accustomed to the wisdom of the ancient Greeks being trotted out by conservatives in the name of timeless virtues. At the same time, critics have charged that multiculturalists and their ilk have hopelessly corrupted the study of antiquity itself, and that the teaching of Classics is dead. Trojan Horsesis Page duBois's answer to those who have appropriated material from antiquity in the service of a conservative political agendaamong them, Camille Paglia, Allan Bloom, and William Bennett. She challenges cultural conservatives' appeal to the authority of the classics by arguing that their presentation of ancient Greece is simplistic, ahistorical, and irreparably distorted by their politics. As well as constructing a devastating critique of these pundits, Trojan Horses seeks to present a more complex and more accurate view of ancient Greek politics, sex, and religion, with a Classics primer. She eloquently recounts the tales of Daedalus and Artemis, for example, conveying their complexity and passion, while also unearthing actions and beliefs that do not square so easily with today's "family values." As duBois writes, "Like Bennett, I think we should study the past, but not to find nuggets of eternal wisdom. Rather we can comprehend in our history a fuller range of human possibilities, of beginnings, of error, and of difference." In these fleet chapters, duBois offers readers a view of the ancient Greeks that is more nuanced, more subtle, more layered and in every way more historical than the portrait other writers, of whatever stripe, want to popularize and see displayed in our classrooms. Sharp, timely, and engaging, Trojan Horses portrays the richness of ancient Greek culture while riding in to rescue the Greeks from the new barbarians.

Telling Adapting And Performing Personal Stories

Author: Erica Rosenfeld Halverson
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Telling Adapting And Performing Personal Stories from the Author: Erica Rosenfeld Halverson. The purpose of this study is to understand the process of telling, adapting, and performing personal stories as a venue for adolescent identity exploration within the context of a complex literacy practice. I aim to understand how narrative and performance-based learning environments facilitate the exploration and construction of positive identities for youth who experience stigma in their lives as they move through adolescence. The study chronicles a two-year qualitative case study of the About Face Youth Theatre (AFYT), a narrative-performance organization that works with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, a population of marginalized youth that is currently understudied and under-resourced, to tell, adapt, and perform the stories of their own lives. I use theories of queer youth identity development to understand the identity development challenges specific to this population of youth. These challenges, including managing a stigmatized identity, identity disclosure, and externally imposed assumptions about adolescent sexual identity, emerged through narrative analysis as the primary themes that AFYT youth explored in their storytelling-adaptation-performance process. I use discourse analysis to document the way that groups of youth use the adaptation process---through the complex practice of re-representing oral stories as scenes for performance---as an occasion to develop ideas about individual and community sexual identities. I also employ these same narrative and discourse analysis methodologies to document the change in one personal narrative from original telling to final performance as well as the original teller's changing relationship to her story. This research demonstrates the way an organized performance-based learning process can facilitate the exploration of positive identities, particularly for youth who must learn to manage stigma in their lives. In understanding the work of AFYT, I am able to reframe issues of identity development as a positive outcome for youth who participate in the organizational process rather than as an inevitable opposition between personal and institutional identities. This notion of positive identity development points to how learning scientists can use performance-based learning environments to address the critical developmental tasks for marginalized youth and incorporate issues of diversity and identity into a research agenda aimed at reaching all students.

Gay And Lesbian Youth

Author: Gilbert H. Herdt
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780866568173
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Gay And Lesbian Youth from the Author: Gilbert H. Herdt. Here is a pioneering volume that explores adolescent homosexuality around the world. Social scientists examine the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers from culture to culture and address the problems and obstacles these young people face. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. A unique and thorough description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies, Gay and Lesbian Youth will help social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents to better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations. How do the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers vary from culture to culture? Here is the best, most complete description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. Social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents will better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations. These differences must be understood by interpreting the adaptations of gay and bisexual teenagers around the world.

Identity And Story

Author: Dan P McAdams, PhD
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781591473565
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Identity And Story from the Author: Dan P McAdams, PhD. In Identity and Story: Creating Self in Narrative, the fourth volume inthe series The Narrative Study of Lives, Dan P. McAdams, RuthellenJosselson, and Amia Lieblich bring together an interdisciplinary andinternational group of creative researchers and theorists to examine theway the stories we tell create our identities. An increasing number ofpsychologists argue that people living in modern societies give meaningto their lives by constructing and internalizing self-defining stories.

Handbook Of Psychology And Sexual Orientation

Author: Charlotte J. Patterson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199765219
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Handbook Of Psychology And Sexual Orientation from the Author: Charlotte J. Patterson, Ph.D.. The first authoritative summary of its kind in this area, the Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation is the primary resource for the many researchers, including a new generation of investigators, who are continuing to advance understanding in this field. The volume editors along with other leading experts, contribute an extraordinary review of contemporary psychological research and theory on sexual orientation in their specific fields of work.

Queer Youth Suicide Culture And Identity

Author: Dr Rob Cover
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409495523
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Queer Youth Suicide Culture And Identity from the Author: Dr Rob Cover. Despite increasing tolerance, legal protections against homophobia, and anti-discrimination policies throughout much of the western world, suicide attempts by queer youth remain relatively high. For over twenty years, research into queer youth suicide has debated reasons and risks, although it has also often reiterated assumptions about sexual identity and youth vulnerability. Understanding the cultural context in which suicide becomes a necessary escape from living an unliveable life is the key to queer youth suicide prevention. This book uses cultural theory to outline some of the ways in which queer youth suicide is perceived in popular culture, media and research. It highlights how the ways in which we think about queer youth suicide have changed over time and some of the benefits and limitations of current thinking on the topic. Focusing on identity, Queer Youth Suicide, Culture and Identity also investigates why queer young men continue to attempt suicide. Drawing on approaches from queer theory, cultural studies and sociology, it explores how sexual identity formation, sexual shame and discrepancies in community belonging and exclusions are implicated in the reasons why some queer youth are resilient while others are vulnerable and at risk of suicide. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, media studies, queer theory and social theory with interests in youth, gender and sexuality, and suicidology.

Ageing Corporeality And Embodiment

Author: Chris Gilleard
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783083379
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Ageing Corporeality And Embodiment from the Author: Chris Gilleard. ‘Ageing, Corporeality and Embodiment’ outlines and develops an argument about the emergence of a ‘new ageing’ during the second half of the twentieth century and its realisation through the processes of ‘embodiment’. The authors argue that ageing as a unitary social process and agedness as a distinct social location have lost much of their purchase on the social imagination. Instead, this work asserts that later life has become as much a field for ‘not becoming old’ as of ‘old age’. The volume locates the origins of this transformation in the cultural ferment of the 1960s, when new forms of embodiment concerned with identity and the care of the self arose as mass phenomena. Over time, these new forms of embodiment have been extended, changing the traditional relationship between body, age and society by making struggles over the care of the self central to the cultures of later life.