Queer in the Field: on emotions temporality and performativity in ethnography

Rooke, Alison. 2010. Queer in the Field: on emotions temporality and performativity in ethnography. In: Kath Browne and katheerine, j nash, eds. - Alison Rooke (in) Queer Methods and Methodologies:intersecting Queer theories and Social Science Research. Farnahm, Surry: Ashgate, pp. 25-41. ISBN 9780754678434 [Book Section]

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Reflecting on a year of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in and around a lesbian, gay and
bisexual (LGB) community centre in London, this chapter argues that queer ethnography
does more than use ethnography to research queer lives; it also takes queer theory seriously
to question the conventions of ethnographic research. More specifically this includes
addressing the assumed stability and coherence of the ethnographic self and outlining how
this self is performed in writing and doing research. To queer ethnography then, is to curve
the established orientation of ethnography in its method, ethics and reflexive philosophical

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