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Queer(ing) Communication Studies: Disruptions, Discussions, and Pathways Ahmet Atay (College of Wooster) and Stephanie L. Young (University of Southern Indiana) Queer theory as a form of critical theory emerged in the early 1990s and grew out of queer studies, women’s studies, literary studies, and philosophy. Similarly, queer studies as a field of inquiry relating to sexual orientation and gender identity centered on LGBT history and literary studies and expanded to include sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology, philosophy, biology, and ethics. In the mid-to-late 1990s and the early 2000s, communication scholars including Larry Gross, James Chesebro, Tony Slage, John Sloop, Thomas Nakayama, and Gust Yep began to engage in queer discourse and articulate clear connections among queer theory, queer studies, and communication. Their work charted unexamined areas in the field and established the beginnings of queer communication studies. In 2003, Gust Yep, John Elia,
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JIIC - Global Queer/Trans* Studies Special Issue Due 09/01/2020
Please see the call for the special issue on Global Queer/Trans* Studies in Journal of International and Intercultural Communication in the following:
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies
All methodologies of research studying sexuality and gender, whether by self-identified LGBTQ scholars or allies, are welcome in our interest group. Particularly of interest are measurements, histories, analyses, and critiques of sexual systems, discourses, and representations that impact, inform, and/or constitute LGBTQ lives and identities. These can occur in institutional, community, domestic, and intimate contexts; are closely connected to other social, cultural, and political practices (such as nationalism, education, or popular entertainment); and play a critical role in the formation and communication of individual and group identity. In addition, we welcome research that uses queer theory and queerness for analyzing systems of power. We encourage work from LGBTQ scholars working in collaborative research and/or community projects toward broader efforts in social justice. As LGBTQ people and issues traverse many research sites, we welcome diversity content and approaches.
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