Edited by Lize A.E. Booysen, Regine Bendl and Judith K. Pringle
Chapter 5: Queered methodologies for equality, diversity and inclusion researchers
This chapter explores how research methodologies and methods may be queered. Specifically, the chapter examines how equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) scholars can queer methodological practice to support the aim of generating research on how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) sexualities can be lived queerly in the workplace. The concepts of ‘queer methodology’ and ‘queering methodology’ are outlined, with emphasis placed on the latter for helping EDI researchers to enact the epistemological commitments articulated within queer theory. To illustrate, this chapter discusses how these are embodied in the author’s research on gay men’s friendships and in collaborative research on developing ‘anti-narrative’ interviewing. This interview technique is read as one way of engaging queer theory within methodological practice, drawing on Judith Butler’s work on performativity as a conceptual resource.
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