Racisms, heterosexisms, and identities: A semiotic phenomenology of self-understanding

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Abstract

This article examines the contributions of lesbians of color to the developmental relationship between queer theory and qualitative research methodology. Its thesis is that the contributions of lesbians of color in this context have been overlooked despite being featured. This oversight is explained through an examination of theoretical perspectives that dominate our current understanding of the relationship between queer theory and qualitative research. Postmodernism is revealed as susceptible to liberal bias and racist exclusions common in U.S. culture. Semiotic phenomenology is offered as a non-essentialist approach to queer theory and qualitative research that reduces the liberal bias and racist exclusions often perpetuated in postmodern theorizing that have led to the exclusion of contributions of lesbians of color in queer theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-127
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume45
Issue number2-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2003

Keywords

  • Heterosexisms
  • Identities
  • Lesbians of color
  • Liberalism
  • Queer theory
  • Racisms
  • Semiotic phenomenology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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