Queering the youthful cyberflâneur

Mary Lou Rasmussen, Jane Kenway

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Abstract

This article explores ways of queering the youthful cyber-flâneur, using the television series Queer as Folk as the touchstone for such explorations. The concept of the youthful cyberflâneur, as developed by Kenway and Bullen, links power, pleasure, and consumer politics to pedagogy. However, it has been criticised for its heterosexist register. Here, the authors seek to attend to this criticism and enhance the pedagogical potential of this concept by drawing on the work of Rasmussen who introduces discourses of pleasure and sexuality into debates around pedagogy. The queer youthful cyberflâneur not only attends to the centrality of sexuality in young people's lives but also to some of the links between consumer culture, sexuality, and globalisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-63
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2004

Keywords

  • Consumption
  • Flâneur
  • Globalisation
  • Queer as Folk
  • Queer theory
  • Sexual identity

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