Abstract

Abstract:

This essay takes up current debates about the problems that queer theory poses for conducting LGBT history. Drawing on the oral history research of Southern African American queer women, I argue that performance as method provides an alternative to traditional historiography that is more in keeping with the open-endedness of queer theory, while also highlighting the erotics of narration embedded within oral history research. The essay also engages the politics of a male researcher conducting research on queer women and whether or not the research constitutes feminist historiography.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1520
Print ISSN
0732-1562
Pages
pp. 51-67
Launched on MUSE
2016-10-07
Open Access
No
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