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Cindy Cruz - LGBTQ Youth Talk Back: Some Thoughts on Resistance and Ethnography
Date Friday April 08
Time 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Details
Wildavsky Conference Room, 2538 Channing Way, Berkeley Center for the Study of Social Change, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
Emailissi [at] berkeley.edu
Phone510-642-0813
The Center for the Study of Social Change at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley welcomes guest speaker Cindy Cruz.

LGBTQ Youth Talk Back: Some Thoughts on Resistance and Ethnography

Cindy Cruz, Assistant Professor of Education, University of California, Santa Cruz

This ethnography begins in a large urban metropolis in the US, where I compiled the stories and testimonios of 43 LGBTQ homeless youth between the ages of 14-21. In this research I found that LGBTQ street youth stories, despite their broken and fragmented narratives, often connect their life experiences directly to the health and condition of their own bodies. It is this queer homeless body that is centered in a story of resistance, as these bodies are highly restricted and contained by teachers, doctors/paramedics, social workers and the police. Despite the containment of their bodies, these LGBTQ street youth consistently create spaces that move them away from the tropes of infection, contamination, and deviant sexualities that are inscripted onto the bodies of queer youth. Using the framework of resistance from the work of Maria Lugones (2003), this essay argues that researchers must develop new abilities to see and acknowledge resistance in these tight spaces. The trope of contamination and irresponsibility intersect many of the experiences of LGBTQ street youth--the discourse of infection, excessive sexualities, and the strategies of survival sex--in ways that implicate not only LGBTQ street youth, but also other marginalized bodies.
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