What (not) to do: Young people, gender and sexuality

Start date: 
Tue, 03/03/2015
Closing date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
Venue: 
1.30 - 4.45pm Room 7331, Stoddart building, Sheffield Hallam Unviersity
Event contact: 
For registration see below (this is not part of the Institute Seminar Series)
 
Organised via Sexgen Click here for registration details (limited places available)
 
Further information
Portrayals and expectations of young people’s gendered and sexual selves are shrouded in contradiction. Young people are both exposed to ‘sexualised’ images of their peers whilst being scorned for their perceived sexual ‘deviance’. The complexities of young people’s gender and sexual identities also intersect along axes of class, race, disability, geographical location, and so on. This seminar will explore some of the complex entanglements surrounding young people, gender and sexuality, inside and outside of formal education settings. Speakers will draw on the experiences of young people involved in research to discuss how gender, sexuality, sex, sexual knowledge(s) and sexual pleasure function in the lives of young women, men, LGBT and disabled young people (categories which, of course, are not mutually exclusive) to discuss, what (not) to do: young people, gender and sexuality.
 
Nikki Edwards, University of Leeds “But pleasure, like how do you gain pleasure?” Young women’s experiences of gaining informal sexual knowledge through a feminist lens
 
Mark Casey, Newcastle University A young gay men’s group in Middlesbrough: Past, present and futures
 
Eleanor Formby, Sheffield Hallam University The limitations of an anti-bullying perspective to understanding young LGBT people’s experiences within and beyond school
 
Jenny Slater, Sheffield Hallam University and Kirsty Liddiard, University of Sheffield “Like, pissing yourself is not a particularly attractive quality, let’s be honest”: Learning to contain through youth, adulthood, disability and sexuality
 
Michael Keenan, Nottingham Trent University Experiencing inclusive exclusion: LGBTQ student experiences in English universities
 
Julia Hirst, Sheffield Hallam University ‘Putting it about...’ and the ‘unselfish lover’: Who to be? How to act? How to be perceived? Contrasts in findings from a pilot survey on men, masculinities, sex and pleasure
 
The building is wheelchair accessible, and there is accessible parking available on request. For further enquires, including access enquiries, please contact: e.formby@shu.ac.uk or j.slater@shu.ac.uk.
 
The series organisers are: Sally Hines, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds: s.hines@leeds.ac.uk; Surya Monro and Jo Woodiwiss, Centre for Research in Social Sciences, University of Huddersfield: s.monro@hud.ac.uk; j.woodiwiss@hud.ac.uk. The other Universities belonging to the Network are Durham, Hull, Lancaster, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, Sunderland and York.