Queering communication studies: a Journal of Applied Communication Research forum

Jimmie Manning, Godfried Asante, Lydia Huerta Moreno, Rebecca Johnson, Benny LeMaster, Yachao Li, Justin J. Rudnick, Danielle M. Stern, Stephanie Young

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Abstract

Genders and sexualities continue to remain underexplored in the field of communication studies and the academy in general. This essay examines possibilities for incorporating queer perspectives into communication studies. At the invitation of the Journal of Applied Communication Research editor, 9 communication scholars who use queer theory or queer perspectives in their own work responded to a series of questions addressing how queer theory and perspectives can be used in the discipline, both by those who are new to queer theorizing and those who are looking to expand their knowledge and practices. The answers to these questions provide an understanding of what queer theory is and its relationship with LGBT studies; allow practical considerations for incorporating queer perspectives into communication scholarship in multiple methodological areas; offer considerations for welcoming queer voices in the classroom, the communication discipline, and the larger academy; and indicate several scholarly resources for those who want to learn more about queer theory and LGBT studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-437
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Applied Communication Research
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2020

Keywords

  • Lesbian
  • and transgender
  • bisexual
  • gay
  • inclusivity
  • pedagogy
  • queer theory
  • sexuality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics

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