Queering Methodology and Beyond – Reading List

Queering Methodology and Beyond - Reading List

Based on the recommendations of students and scientists, Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics presents ten books on new ways of thinking and new interdisciplinary methodologies for studying LGBTQ+ issues.


The LSE Department of Methodology is known for its interdisciplinary research and teaching, which it provides to thousands of LSE students every year. But within the department, there is a strong community of activists and allies who are working to make knowledge accessible, share perspectives, and educate others about LGBTQ+ issues. Being a Methodist means having a critical eye, breaking norms and boundaries, and maximizing our understanding of the world through the application of innovative skills and methods.

This selection of ten books on LGBTQ+ studies in methodology and beyond is taken from a new departmental bookshelf that has been co-created by students and staff of the MA and PhD programs. A key theme is intersectionality; the LGBTQ+ experience cannot be isolated from the experience of race, disability, location, gender, capital. For methodologists and other interdisciplinary scholars, the texts come together to form a framework for reflection and exploration of LGBTQ+ issues. The list is by no means definitive, so please share your own recommendations in the comment sections if you find yourself in departments, drop by and explore the full range of books on our still expanding LGBTQ+ bookshelf.

Queer and trans people of color in the UK: opportunities for cross-sectional wealth. Stephanie Davis. (Open Access) Routledge. 2023.

Queer and trans people of color in the UK explores the significance of these activist groups in the UK, given the tensions around inclusion and affiliation between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) as well as communities of color and the wider British society. Offering a radical and critical intervention in psychology, this text will be of great interest to scholars, activists, community organizers, consultants and third sector representatives.


Queer Data: Using Gender, Gender, and Sexuality Data for Action. Kevin Guyan. Bloomsbury. 2022.

1688123788 488 Queering Methodology and Beyond Reading List | lifefromnatureThis landmark text is the first to deal with queer data, defined as data relating to gender, gender, sexual orientation, and trans identity/history. Kevin Guyan shows us how current data practices reflect an incomplete account of LGBTQ life and helps us understand how data bias is being used to delegitimize the everyday experience of queer people.


Imaginary queer methods. Amin Ghaziani and Matt Brim. New York Press. 2019.

1688123788 55 Queering Methodology and Beyond Reading List | lifefromnatureImagining Queer Methods demonstrates a methodological renaissance unfolding in queer scholarship. This volume brings together emerging and respected researchers from all corners of the academy who are setting new directions in the field. This impressive interdisciplinary collection covers topics such as Critical Race Studies, History, Journalism, Lesbian Feminist Studies, Literature, Media Studies and Performance Studies, Anthropology, Education, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Planning such as humanistic approaches to reading, theorizing and urban planning. interpretation, as well as scientific appeals to measurement, modeling, sampling and statistics.


Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity. C. Riley Snorton. University of Minnesota Press. 2017.

1688123788 683 Queering Methodology and Beyond Reading List | lifefromnatureDrawing on a vast and varied archive of material—early sexological texts, runaway slave stories, Afro-modernist literature, sensational journalism, Hollywood films—C. Riley Snorton draws attention to how slavery and the production of racial gender provided the basis for understanding gender as fluid. . Identification of instances of personal sovereignty among blacks living in the antebellum North that were labeled in terms of “dressing up” and canonical black literary works that express black male access to the “inner woman” Black on both sides ends with a story about the fate of Philip Devine, who was killed along with Brandon Tina in 1993.


LGBTQ Health Research: Theory, Methods, Practice. edited by Ron Stoll, Brian Dodge, Jose A. Bauermeister, Tony Poteat, and Chris Beirer, Johns Hopkins University Press. 2020.

1688123789 948 Queering Methodology and Beyond Reading List | lifefromnatureLGBTQ Health Research: Theory, Methods, Practice is a primer on LGBTQ+ public health and behavioral research methods. The book is divided into three sections. The first, Introduction to LGBTQ Health Research, includes chapters on the human rights context and global health, as well as a Love Note to Future Generations of LGBTQ Health Researchers, which offers support to current and future researchers and highlights the importance of mentorship. The second section, Descriptive Research Methods, is useful for researchers in other areas of health research. It includes chapters on the challenges of defining and measuring the complex concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity, practical approaches to overcoming the challenges of sampling from LGBTQ populations, how to incorporate theory into research design, and approaches related to social media and couples in the field of HIV. prevention and care. The third section, Intervention Design and Research, focuses on the design and implementation of public health interventions. Rich in case studies, it covers topics such as engagement and target populations, engaging members of the target population in program design and implementation, and using systematic program planning processes to ensure programs are responsive to the communities for which they are designed. serve.


Queer sites in a global context: technologies, spaces and otherness. Edited by Regner Ramos, Sharif Maulabokus. Routledge. 2021.

1688123789 769 Queering Methodology and Beyond Reading List | lifefromnatureQueer sites in a global context presents illustrative examples of empirical research and practical work in the field of queer and gender studies; geography, architecture and urban planning; Mass media and digital culture. Responding to the critical lack of experience of non-white queer people in Western academia, the book serves as a timely resource for scholars, activists, and thinkers interested in queer practices of creating places—both spatial and digital—in diverse cultures.


Queer Feminist Science Studies: A Reader – Feminist Technosciences. Sid Cipolla, Christina Gupta, David A. Rubin and Angela Wyllie. University of Washington Press. 2017.

1688123789 759 Queering Methodology and Beyond Reading List | lifefromnatureEssay in Queer Feminist Scientific Research “queer”—or denaturalize and make queer—ideas that are taken for granted in both gender and academic research. By rethinking the meanings and relationships between queer and feminist theories and a wide range of scientific disciplines, participants promote new critical and creative knowledge projects that address the fluid and uneven workings of power, privilege, and dispossession, and highlight potential uncertainty, subversion, transformation, and play. .


Dating App Politics: Gender, Sexuality, and the New Public in China’s Cities. Like Sam Chan. (Open Access) MIT Press. 2021.

1688123789 62 Queering Methodology and Beyond Reading List | lifefromnatureIN Dating App Policies, Dr. Chang critically presents the various (providing) features of dating apps (such as Tantan, Blued, Aloha) in a Chinese context in an attempt to break the conservative stigma of “shaming whores” of dating app users. In addition to exciting field stories, Dr. Chen also provides insight into a number of relevant theories, such as the theory of affect. The book is ideal for students interested in the intersection of media studies and gender or sexuality studies.


Queer and Trans-African Mobility: Migration, Asylum and the Diaspora. B. Cumming and John Marnell (anthology editors). Bloomsbury. 2022.

1688123789 989 Queering Methodology and Beyond Reading List | lifefromnatureQueer and Trans African Mobilities draws on various case studies across Africa to offer the first in-depth study of LGBT migration to and from the continent. The collection provides new insight into the drivers and consequences of displacement based on sexual orientation or gender identity and challenges beliefs about why LGBT Africans move, where they go and what they experience along the way.


Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Weirdness and Disability. Robert McRuer. New York Press. 2006.

1688123789 315 Queering Methodology and Beyond Reading List | lifefromnatureCrip Theory draws attention to contemporary cultures of disability and queerness that are showing up everywhere. Both disability research and queer theory focus on how bodies, pleasures, and identities are presented as “normal” or disgusting, but Crip Theory is the first book to carefully analyze the ways in which these interdisciplinary fields inform each other. Robert McRuher explores how dominant and marginalized body and sexual identities come together and examines the striking ways in which disability and queer undermine and rewrite these identities to insist that another world is possible.


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