Ruptures in the heterosexual matrix through teenage flows and multiplicities

Davis, Bronwyn, Gonick, Marnina, Gottschall, Kristina, & Lampert, Jo (2013) Ruptures in the heterosexual matrix through teenage flows and multiplicities. Girlhood Studies, 6(1), pp. 46-62.

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This article analyzes a series of stories and artworks that were produced in a collective biography workshop. It explores Judith Butler’s concept of the heterosexual matrix combined with a Deleuzian theoretical framework. The article begins with an overview of Butler’s concept of the heterosexual matrix and her theorizations on how it might be disrupted. It then suggests how a Deleuzian framework offers other tools for analyzing these ruptures at the micro level of girls’ everyday interactions.

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ID Code: 61108
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: collective biography, girlhood, heterosexual matrix, sexuality
DOI: 10.3167/ghs.2013.060105
ISSN: 1938-8209
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Berghahn Journals
Copyright Statement: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published in Girlhood Studies. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [Girlhood Studies, Volume 6, Number 1, Summer 2013, pp. 46-62(17)] is available online at:
Deposited On: 05 Jul 2013 02:33
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2014 23:17

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