Journal article

Queer generations: Theorizing a concept

D Marshall, P Aggleton, R Cover, ML Rasmussen, B Hegarty

International Journal of Cultural Studies | SAGE | Published : 2019


This article reflects on the concept of ‘queer generations’ as developed in the context of an ongoing study about belonging and sexual citizenship among two social generations of gender and sexual minority youth in Australia. We define the concepts ‘queer’ and ‘generations’ in the context of recent theoretical interest in temporality in childhood and youth studies in an attempt to think differently about gender and sexual difference. The main theoretical tension that lies at the heart of this article is how to take seriously the shared experience of growing up LGBT without insisting on a uniform narrative that is inherent to it. Drawing on an archival fragment from an HIV campaign produced i..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The research described in this article was undertaken as part of the Belonging and Sexual Citizenship among Gender and Sexual Minority Youth (` Queer Generations') research project, funded under the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project DP150101292). The views expressed are those of the authors, and are not necessarily those of the Australian government or the Australian Research Council.