Queer theory and qualitative research

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In their contemporary forms, both queer theory and qualitative research can disrupt sociocultural and political forms of oppression. However, historically, both fields have, while perhaps unintentionally, reinforced the very norms and values that they worked to resist and refuse. This chapter traces the contours of both queer theory and qualitative research while thinking about how they have formed and informed each other across theoretical and practical spaces and places. Finally, this chapter considers how queering qualitative research can be significant in doing exactly what it proports—to engender and maintain spaces of equity and access for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, among others (LGBTQIA2S++) people and communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128186299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

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