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Queer Methods and Methodologies provides the first systematic consideration of the implications of a queer perspective in the pursuit of social scientific research. This volume grapples with key contemporary questions regarding the methodological implications for social science research undertaken from diverse queer perspectives, and explores the limitations and potentials of queer engagements with social science research techniques and methodologies. With contributors based in the UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia, this truly international volume will appeal to anyone pursuing research at the intersections between social scientific research and queer perspectives, as well as those engaging with methodological considerations in social science research more broadly.
'This superb collection shows the value of thinking concretely about queer methods. It demonstrates how queer studies can contribute to debates about research conventions as well as offer unconventional research. The book is characterised by a real commitment to queer as an intersectional study, showing how sex, gender and sexuality intersect with class, race, ethnicity, national identity, and age. Readers will get a real sense of what you can write in by not writing out the messiness, difficulty, and even strangeness of doing research.' Sara Ahmed, Goldsmiths, University of London UK 'Very little systematic thought has been devoted to exploring how queer ontologies and epistemologies translate into queer methods and methodologies that can be used to produce queer empirical research. This important volume fills that lacuna by providing a wide ranging, comprehensive overview of contemporary debates and applications of queer methods and methodologies and will be essential reading for researchers from across the social sciences interested in the praxis of queer theory.' Rob Kitchin, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland 'This essay collection is a good companion to the feminist research methods texts that are currently available… Queer Methods and Methodologies would be valuable to nearly any social science researcher (feminist/queer or not), particularly graduate students and their advisers, and would be a great addition to any graduate-level research methods course.' Feminist Collections 'Queer Methods and Methodologies develops the unused space between queer scholarship and empirical research techniques… a collection of this depth and breadth is not only a natural progression, it is long overdue… This interdisciplinary volume of 30 essays engages with four key concerns of queer theoretical work - identity, discourse, normativity and relationality - and highlights the many discursive intersections with queer theory. Read together they may make