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Euphorias in Gender, Sex and Sexuality Variations

Positive Experiences

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Offers a new ecological model of euphorias to show how they are influenced across individuals' development stages
  • Supplies survey-based data on large lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer cohorts' euphorias
  • Names and compares changes in dominant euphorias for different population sub-groups, focal contexts and over time
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This Open Access book uses the concept of ‘euphoria’ to investigate when, why and how marginal gender, sex and sexuality groups have positive experiences of their diverse variations even within repressive and disordering contexts. Drawing on data from multiple online surveys including a study of 2,407 LGBTQ+ people and a study of 272 people with intersex variations, it names and offers a new ecological framework for understanding participants’ influences on and barriers to euphorias, asserting the subversive possibilities of being euphorically queer, as opposed to euphoric and queer. The author argues that it is the particularities of negative internal, socio-cultural and institutional contexts for a marginal group or groups that contributes towards the possibilities that shape their potential euphoric feelings and experiences. Ultimately, she calls for a more expansive focus in gender and sexuality studies to show the complex effects of dysphoria and repression on the possibilities of pleasure and joy.

This book will be of interest to scholars across Gender, Sexuality and Queer Studies.

Reviews

“A truly ground-breaking and uplifting piece that shines a light on some of the positive and affirming experiences felt by the LGBTQIA+ population. This is a welcomed strengths-based approach to what is often a deficit-based field. An essential read for policy makers, educators, health professionals, and researchers who want to support and empower people with diverse sex, gender and sexualities.” (Mandy Henningham, Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney, Australia)

Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Education, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

    Tiffany Jones

About the author

Tiffany Jones is Director of Research and Innovation in the Macquarie School of Education, as well as a sociologist who researches LGBTIQ+ issues in education, health and social policy. Her publications include Including LGBT Parented Families In Schools, Improving Services for Transgender and Gender Variant Youth, A Student-centred Sociology of Education: Voices of Experience, and Uplifting Gender and Sexuality Education Research. She sits on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed academic journals Sex Education, LGBT Health and LGBT Youth.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Euphorias in Gender, Sex and Sexuality Variations

  • Book Subtitle: Positive Experiences

  • Authors: Tiffany Jones

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-23756-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-23755-3Published: 16 February 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-23756-0Published: 15 February 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 202

  • Number of Illustrations: 18 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Sociology of the Body, Sociology of the Body

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