Queer Youth, Suicide and Self-Harm: Troubled Subjects, Troubling Norms

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Springer, Apr 8, 2016 - Social Science - 186 pages
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This book prioritises the perspectives of queer young people, including those who have experience of self-harming or feeling suicidal. Presenting analysis based on research carried out with young people both online and face-to-face, the authors offer a critical perspective on the role of norms in the production of self-harming and suicidal youth.

 

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Contents

1 Reframing Queer Youth Suicide and SelfHarm
1
2 Troubled SubjectMaking
20
3 Social Class Inequality Heteronormativity and Shame
42
Gender NonConforming Youth
62
5 Trans and Genderqueer Youth Online
80
A Relational Perspective
103
Recognition Power and Affective Relations
127
8 Promoting Liveable Lives
146
Notes
167
Bibliography
168
Index
183
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Elizabeth McDermott is Senior Lecturer in Health Research at Lancaster University, UK. Her research is focused on mental health inequalities, particularly those concerning sexuality, gender, social class and youth. She is currently the lead investigator for the Queer Futures research project, a national UK study investigating LGBTQ youth, suicide, self-harm and help-seeking.

Katrina Roen Professor in Cultural and Community Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway. Her research relates to LGBTIQ youth and emotional wellbeing, and draws from queer and poststructuralist feminist understandings. She is currently engaged in research concerning puberty suppression among gender non-conforming youth, and the health care of intersex people.

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