Resisting Normativity: A queer utopia based on ideas of sexual freedom and honouring diversity

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Narrative therapist David Nylund & Julie Tilsen propose that modern gay rights engages in ‘homonormativity’ which seeks to limit the options for queer people, by having them replicate aspects of mainstream, neoliberal, heterosexual lifestyles. Instead of this approach, the authors propose a ‘queer utopia’ based on ideas of sexual freedom and honouring diversity.

Reading:  Resisting Normativity: Nylund & Tilsen, 2010

Therapists

David Nylund MSW, PhD.

Nylund

David Nylund MSW, PhD has been a practicing narrative therapist for 27 years. In depth study of narrative therapy theory and post-structuralism led him towards completing a PhD in Cultural Studies with an emphasis on feminist and queer theory at the University of California at Davis (whose faculty included Judith Butler). David is now a full…




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