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dc.contributor.authorHall, Joe
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Kim
dc.contributor.authorCutherbert, Karen
dc.contributor.authorHines, Sally
dc.contributor.authorElley, Sharon
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-02T11:30:03Z
dc.date.available2022-03-02T11:30:03Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-12
dc.identifier.citationHall , J , Allen , K , Cutherbert , K , Hines , S & Elley , S 2021 , ' Trailblazing the gender revolution? Young people's understandings of gender diversity through generation and social change ' , Journal of Youth Studies . https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2021.1923674
dc.identifier.issn1367-6261
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 26760438
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85106052487
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-5821-7224/work/125259559
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/25412
dc.description© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.description.abstractAgainst a backdrop of increasing cultural visibility of people who identify across, between or beyond the categories of male and female, young people have been positioned within the wider social imaginary as radical trailblazers for a new, progressive gender order. This paper provides original insights that empirically ground and interrogate such claims. Drawing on findings from focus group interviews held with 136 young people (aged 16–24) in the UK, the paper demonstrates how young people's understandings and narrations of gender diversity both support and contest linear progress narratives. We show how young people position their acceptance of gender diversity in contradistinction to older generations. However, this narrative of generational progress was undermined and complicated by tensions and ambiguities within young people's talk. Our findings suggest that, alongside being accepting of gender diversity, young people also experience confusion and misunderstanding which may mean that they are more comfortable with stable and binary forms of gender diversity. Moreover, some young people express ideological resistance to gender diversity, informed by wider debates around ‘identity politics’. Overall, we stress the importance of situating young people's gender talk amidst multiple discursive constellations through which increasingly politicised struggles around the meanings of ‘gender’ are currently playing out.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Youth Studies
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectdiscourse
dc.subjectdiversity
dc.subjectgeneration
dc.subjectsocial change
dc.subjectyouth
dc.subjectSociology and Political Science
dc.subjectSocial Sciences(all)
dc.subjectLife-span and Life-course Studies
dc.titleTrailblazing the gender revolution? Young people's understandings of gender diversity through generation and social changeen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology, Sport and Geography
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
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