Youth, sex, and 'practices of the self'

Tait, Gordon (2001) Youth, sex, and 'practices of the self'. In The Australian Sociological Association Conference 2001, December 2001, Murdoch University, Western Australia. (Unpublished)


The intention of this paper is to describe ways of avoiding the normalising, globalising and dichotomising tenor of previous research into 'youth'. With a specific focus upon the management of sex, it will be argued that the concept of 'youth' is best understood as an example of the governmental formation of specific types of person, and that 'youth' can be formulated in terms of 'the doing of certain kinds of work on the self'.

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ID Code: 28933
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Youth, Foucault, Practices of the Self, Sex
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Culture Gender Sexuality (200205)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2009 22:20
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 14:12

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