Other, Please Specify: Queer Methods in Sociology

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D'Lane Compton, Tey Meadow, Kristen Schilt
Univ of California Press, 2018 - Queer theory - 352 pages
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Introduction : queer work in a straight discipline / Kristen Schilt, Tey Meadow, and D'Lane Compton -- The "not sociology" problem / Kristen Schilt -- The methods gatekeepers and the exiled queers / Jane Ward -- Trans issue in sociology : a trans-centered perspective / Emilia Lombardi -- Beyond academia : strategies for using LGBT research to influence public policy / Gary J. Gates and Jody L. Herman -- Pornographics as queer method / Angela Jones -- Not out in the field : studying privacy and disclosure as an invisible [trans] man / Cayce C. Hughes -- Thank you for coming out today : the queer discomforts of in-depth interviewing / Catherine Connell -- Studying the "right" can feel wrong : reflections on researching anti-LGBT movements / Tina Fetner and Melanie Heath -- The mess : on queer vulnerability and fieldwork / Tey Meadow -- Challenges, triumphs, and praxis : collecting qualitative data on less visible and marginalized populations / Mignon R. Moore -- How many (queer) cases do I need? : thinking through research design / D'Lane Compton -- Queer spatial analysis / Amin Ghaziani -- Queer persistence in the archive / Amy L. Stone -- Gendering carnal ethnography : a queer reception / Kimberly Kay Hoang -- Translation as queer methodology / Evren Savci -- Queer and punishment : sexual social control and the legacy of "nuts, sluts and preverts" / Trevor Hoppe -- The demography of sexuality : queering demographic methods / Amanda K. Baumle -- What to do with actual people? : thinking through a queer social science method / C.J. Pascoe -- Queer accounting : methodological investments and disinvestments / Carla A. Pfeffer
 

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Contents

antiorthodoxies
21
Sexual Social Control
25
The Not Sociology Problem
37
A TransCentered Perspective
67
Strategies for Using LGBT
80
The Queer
126
Reflections
140
Vulnerability as Ethnographic Practice
154
Queer Spatial Analysis
201
Queer Persistence in the Archive
216
A Queer Reception
230
Translation as Queer Methodology
249
Queering
277
What to Do with Actual People? Thinking Through
291
Methodological Investments
304
List of Contributors
327

Collecting
169
How Many Queer Cases Do I Need? Thinking
185

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D'Lane Compton is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of New Orleans. Compton is the coauthor of How Identities, Stereotypes, and Inequalities Matter through Gender Studies and a contributor to several volumes, including the International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality.

Tey Meadow is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Meadow is the author of Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century.

Kristen Schilt is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality, and her work has appeared in journals such as Gender & Society and the Annual Review of Sociology.

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