Title

Seeking intimacy: Queer agency, normativity, and emergent identities

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

29764

Comments

Originally published as: Elund, J. (2019). Seeking intimacy: Queer agency, normativity, and emergent identities. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 33(5), 590-601.

Original article available here.

Abstract

This paper provides a small snapshot of some of the issues regarding LGBTIQ+ experiences and identities. Of particular importance are the political and personal agencies of personhood and expression – how do individuals perform and experience gender and sexuality outside both heteronormativity and homonormativity? This paper analyses fluidity across geographies and mobilities, with a specific emphasis on age, categorization and identity expression. It also looks at sexual expression in individuals outside of dominant Western culture, as well as post-modern expressions of queerness and social media representations. Most importantly, the paper focuses on homonormativity, non-normativity, and divergent ways of being, interrogating the same-sex marriage debates and legislation in Australia.

DOI

10.1080/10304312.2019.1644807

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