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ERIC Number: EJ883182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Emo Gay Boys and Subculture: Postpunk Queer Youth and (Re)thinking Images of Masculinity
Peters, Brian M.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v7 n2 p129-146 2010
This is an exploration of gay youth subculture and emo boys. The study is a mesh of findings and related theoretical understandings about gay emo subculture, masculinities, style, and alternative gay youth. This study looks at gay male teenagers who identify with emo, a movement that stems from music and aesthetics creating a particular visual for these young people. The study is concerned with the larger ramifications of desire, gender, and queer life for young people who associate with emo. The analyses will move through a lexicology of what gay emo can be, an understanding of the aesthetics of gay emo youth subculture, and a reconsideration of notions of marginality within mainstream gay community. The piece will position youth and difference in a very pivotal way to explore the problematic hegemonies of fictionalized/fetishized masculinity within the gay community. The result will be an exploration of alternative queer youth as a cornerstone for contemporary gay "identities." (Contains 5 photos.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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