Abstract

Abstract:

This article considers the issue of the subject in feminism and queer theory and the complications of these theoretical perspectives in application to sociological research. While feminism has historically focused on the subject category of “woman,” queer theory has concentrated on radically unfixing normative subject positions. This paper acknowledges these histories while also recognizing the diversification of approaches that has occurred in feminist and queer thought more recently, particularly in interaction with one another. Considering the benefits of challenging the discrete subject, as well as the value of founded subject positions, this paper suggests ethnography as a fruitful method for social research wishing to adopt a contemporary queer perspective.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1520
Print ISSN
0732-1562
Pages
pp. 224-243
Launched on MUSE
2016-10-07
Open Access
No
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