Can We Play ‘Fun Gay’? Disjuncture & Difference in Millenial Queer Youth Narratives

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dc.contributor.author Bryson, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-20T19:44:16Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-20T19:44:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-06-04
dc.identifier.citation Bryson, Mary. "Can We Play ‘Fun Gay’? Disjuncture & Difference in Millenial Queer Youth Narratives." Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, Victoria, B.C. Presentation. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://pactac.net/2009/06/can-we-play-fun-gay-disjuncture-difference-in-millenial-queer-youth-narratives/
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6814
dc.description.abstract It has become commonplace for narratives concerning youth whose lives are situated within cultures saturated by convergent media, unproblematically to reproduce assumptions regarding the meliorative role of access to networked digital media. In these accounts, learning is co-extensive with play, access with participation, logging in with belonging, and the consumption of digital artifacts is read as meaningful engagement in networked socialities. Techno-rationalist accounts concerning Net Gen youth and new media likewise tend to consolidate in narratives that foreground a putative impact accorded to access to techno-social networks, the possibility to overcome inequities that would otherwise accrue as a function of problematic participation and citizenship in a public. This paper attends to the generative role of the Internet in accounts of sexual self-formation by millennial queer youth – youth whose adolescence is situated in a networked, digital culture. With particular attention to the contingent assemblage of gender, sexuality and other modes of identification, this research counters and complicates decontextualized, celebratory notions of queer youth and cyberspace. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SSHRC Image, Text, Sound and Technology Summer Institute, Workshop and Conference Grant – Critical Digital Studies Workshop en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Critical Digital Studies Workshops en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject queer youth en_US
dc.subject disjuncture en_US
dc.subject convergent media en_US
dc.subject networked digital media en_US
dc.subject digital artifacts en_US
dc.subject networked socialites en_US
dc.subject sexual self-formation en_US
dc.subject millennial youth en_US
dc.subject sexuality en_US
dc.title Can We Play ‘Fun Gay’? Disjuncture & Difference in Millenial Queer Youth Narratives en_US
dc.type Video en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US

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