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Queering Representation: Ethics and Visibility in Research

Ryan-Flood, Roisin (2009) 'Queering Representation: Ethics and Visibility in Research.' Journal of Lesbian Studies, 13 (2). pp. 216-228. ISSN 1089-4160

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This article explores some of the ethical and epistemological dilemmas that arose from a cross-national research project on lesbian motherhood in two European countries, Sweden and Ireland. The differing contexts for sexual citizenship presented particular challenges in relation to negotiating wider norms regarding visibility. Lesbian mothers in Sweden presented a discourse of openness that strongly advocated visibility and the importance of social research in contributing to social change. In contrast to their Swedish counterparts, lesbian mothers in Ireland were more constrained in their efforts to negotiate their claims via visibility and this led to complex choices for the researcher, particularly in relation to contact with popular media.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Homosexuality, Female; Mothers; Prejudice; Research; Minority Groups; Ethics, Research; Mass Media; Research Subjects; Ireland; Sweden; Female
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 12:27
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:29

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