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Queer Youth, Suicide and Self-Harm

Troubled Subjects, Troubling Norms

  • Elizabeth McDermott
  • Katrina Roen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Elizabeth McDermott, Katrina Roen
    Pages 1-19
  3. Elizabeth McDermott, Katrina Roen
    Pages 20-41
  4. Elizabeth McDermott, Katrina Roen
    Pages 42-61
  5. Elizabeth McDermott, Katrina Roen
    Pages 62-79
  6. Elizabeth McDermott, Katrina Roen
    Pages 80-102
  7. Elizabeth McDermott, Katrina Roen
    Pages 103-126
  8. Elizabeth McDermott, Katrina Roen
    Pages 127-145
  9. Elizabeth McDermott, Katrina Roen
    Pages 146-166
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 167-186

About this book

Introduction

Offering a new way of understanding the high self-harm and suicide rates among sexual and gender minority youth, this book prioritises the perspectives and experiences of queer young people, including those who have experience of self-harming and/or feeling suicidal. Presenting analysis based on research carried out with young people both online and face-to-face, the authors offer a critical perspective on the role of norms, namely developmental norms, gender and sexuality norms, and neoliberal norms, in the production of self-harming and suicidal youth.


Queer Youth, Suicide and Self-Harm is unique in the way it works at the intersection of class and sexuality, and in its specific focus on transgender youth and the concept of embodied distress. It also examines the implications of this research for self-harm reduction and suicide prevention.

Keywords

Youth queer self-harm suicide qualitative LGBT lesbian gay bisexual transgender genderqueer mental health wellbeing emotion distress online methodologies gender methodology online stress youth

Authors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth McDermott
    • 1
  • Katrina Roen
    • 2
  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of OsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137003454
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-66813-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-00345-4
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