Queer Youth Suicide Culture and Identity

Author: Rob Cover
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317072546
Release Date: 2016-05-23
Genre: Social Science

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.

Queer Youth and Media Cultures

Author: Christopher Pullen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137383556
Release Date: 2014-10-05
Genre: Social Science

This collection explores the representation and performance of queer youth in media cultures, primarily examining TV, film and online new media. Specific themes of investigation include the context of queer youth suicide and educational strategies to avert this within online new media, and the significance of coming out videos produced online.

Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education

Author: Nelson M. Rodriguez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137554253
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Education

This book advances a broad constellation of critical concepts situated within the field of queer studies and education. Collectively, the concepts take up a cross-section of scholarship that speaks to various political, epistemological, theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical concerns. Given the ongoing global centrality of sociocultural and political developments related to the topic of LGBTQ in the twenty-first century, the concepts in this volume and the issues raised by each contributor will have wide international appeal among researchers, scholars, educators, students, and activists working at the intersection of queer studies and education.

Fun home

Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher:
ISBN: 386615867X
Release Date: 2011
Genre:


Digital Identities

Author: Rob Cover
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128004272
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Psychology

Online Identities: Creating and Communicating the Online Self presents a critical investigation of the ways in which representations of identities have shifted since the advent of digital communications technologies. Critical studies over the past century have pointed to the multifaceted nature of identity, with a number of different theories and approaches used to explain how everyday people have a sense of themselves, their behaviors, desires, and representations. In the era of interactive, digital, and networked media and communication, identity can be understood as even more complex, with digital users arguably playing a more extensive role in fashioning their own self-representations online, as well as making use of the capacity to co-create common and group narratives of identity through interactivity and the proliferation of audio-visual user-generated content online. Makes accessible complex theories of identity from the perspective of today’s contemporary, digital media environment Examines how digital media has added to the complexity of identity Takes readers through examples of online identity such as in interactive sites and social networking Explores implications of inter-cultural access that emerges from globalization and world-wide networking

Queer writing

Author: Anita Tomke Wieser
Publisher:
ISBN: 3902902000
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Homosexuality in literature


Artemis

Author: Andy Weir
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641224394
Release Date: 2018-03-05
Genre: Fiction

Jazz Bashara ist kriminell. Zumindest ein bisschen. Schließlich ist das Leben in Artemis, der ersten und einzigen Stadt auf dem Mond, verdammt teuer. Und verdammt ungemütlich, wenn man kein Millionär ist. Also tut Jazz, was getan werden muss: Sie schmuggelt Zigaretten und andere auf dem Mond verbotene Luxusgüter für ihre reiche Kundschaft. Als sich ihr eines Tages die Chance auf einen ebenso lukrativen wie illegalen Auftrag bietet, greift Jazz zu. Doch die Sache geht schief, und plötzlich steckt Jazz mitten drin in einer tödlichen Verschwörung, in der nichts Geringeres auf dem Spiel steht, als das Schicksal von Artemis selbst.

Mystik und Widerstand

Author: Dorothee Sölle
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 9783451800962
Release Date: 2014-02-26
Genre: Religion

Wenn Dorothee Sölle von Mystik spricht, geht es um die Erfahrung der Gottesliebe.Und wo Gott liebt und geliebt wird, küssen sich Gerechtigkeit und Friede, geht es um die Wirklichkeit einer befreiten Welt. In ihrem bedeutenden Mystikbuch zieht Sölle Verbindungen von den religiösen Traditionen hin zu den Freiheitskämpfen der Gegenwart: Mystik ist Widerstand und mystische Frömmigkeit verändert die Menschen von innen heraus zu einer größeren Hoffnung.

Kaddisch f r ein nicht geborenes Kind

Author: Imre Kertész
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644109711
Release Date: 2013-01-18
Genre: Fiction

Mit einem brüsken «Nein» antwortet B. auf die harmlose Frage eines Bekannten, ob er Kinder habe. Und so unerbittlich weigerte er sich in seiner Ehe, Kinder zu zeugen. In einem großen Monolog begründet der Erzähler seine scheinbar schockierende Absage. Eine «Todesfuge in Prosa, die in ihrer ergreifenden Schönheit noch einmal das geistige Erbe des Abendlandes aufleuchten läßt, bevor es im Grauen von Auschwitz untergeht» (Neue Zürcher Zeitung).