Naming "YA" and Legal-Medical Rhetorics of Childhood - Coggle…
Naming "YA" and Legal-Medical Rhetorics of Childhood
Caroline Hunt "YA Lit Evades the Theorists" (1996)
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett "Emerging Adulthood"
micro adult/ diet adult. We're technically in college but you don't have your 9-5
this is transformational but it's also a distinct state/space
I propose 5 features: age of identity explorations, age of instability, self-focused age, feeling in-between, age of possibilities (69)
uh oh, the schematization of development is dangerous because it universalizes experiences, privileges, subject positions
the reification of reproduction and marriage is problematic (and it marks adulthood as always-already sexuality)
are we also skeptical of the "stability" argument given economic
"we must take into account the heterogeneity of emerging adults" (71) - he knows his schema is limiting
"industrialized" allows us to name the problems of capitalism, but he misses an opportunity
we're not in love witth the emphasis on coupling and partnering
Amy Pattee "Between Youth and Adulthood"
the heart of Pattee's argument is about agency.
uh oh, what if we're selling identities and turning identities to commodities
but also isn't exclusion baked in?
also dangers of queerbaiting - the marketability of the potential of queer desires but in canon, the show forecloses it
new adult literature constructs and secures new adulthood (225)
it allows the genre to function as "age appropriateness" (making the genre acceptable for markets and consumption)
what are the pressures of newness on a genre and how might that reproduce unfair standards
LGBTQIA terms, or how to talk about genders and sexualities
this is an identify as; it's about gender expression (gender performance); gender is social
sex is different and is often medically assigned and often invokes clinic/heath
gender idenity and sex assigned at birth correlate 1-1 (AMAB, AFAB)
"queer" - what's lost and what's gained?
Sedgwick "how to Bring Your Kids Up Gay" and FL HB 1557
effeminacy is abnormal and needs to be treated and fixed. If there's an acceptable/tolerance of gay men, they must still be
The use of the DSM to trace the shift of "homosexuality" to "gender identity disorder"