A queer perspective helps us analyze the normalizing potential of our work, or the ways that our work may stabilize norms and meanings that leave some young people at the margins. I use borderlands to consider our relation to science in light of power, and the resulting implications for our motives, methods, measures and interpretations.
I acknowledge that defining urgency is complicated, and definitions may depend on who defines it, and for whom. I made commitments to social justice—grounded scholarship in ways that were, I believe, risky. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 43— It is obvious that science could be conducted with the goal of helping young people reach their full potential, and equally obvious that social justice is not a necessary goal of science.
Betwixt and between: Age ambiguity and the sexualization of the female consuming subject. Figure 1. Indeed, most of us who study adolescence do so because we believe that our research can have some effect on improving the lives of adolescents. What is the one best thing we could do to improve LGBT student safety in schools?
In this way, the theory is the method. Dropping out of high school: The influence of race, sex, and family background.