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Bacio

Marco Bacio

Doctoral student

Bacio

The queer researcher: Challenging homonormativity in research and educational settings

Author

  • Marco Bacio
  • Cirus Rinaldi

Summary, in English

The chapter discusses the positive public role of gay and queer masculinities in their intersection with other identity configurations (class, race, and able-bodiedness). It presents an overview of the main perspectives on social construction and representation of homosexual masculinities within educational and academic settings using critical masculinities theory. While challenging homonormativity in research and education representations of the ‘rational man’ and ‘macho ethics’ of male researchers who ‘discover’, ‘conquer’ investigate ‘systematically’ or ‘rigorously’ are analyzed. Criticizing the play of inexpressiveness and emotionlessness objectivity as criterion of academic writing, research, and teaching is put into question. Emotions are considered as valuable analytical tool which allow to understand how social factors are deployed.
This chapter shows how reflexive awareness of the power structures within the field of research and education helps to avoid the universalization of identity categories and the use of preconceived ideas.

Department/s

  • Department of Gender Studies

Publishing year

2019

Language

English

Pages

29-42

Publication/Series

Feminist Perspectives on Teaching Masculinities. Learning Beyond Stereotypes

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Routledge

Topic

  • Gender Studies

Keywords

  • homonormativities
  • queer methods
  • auto-ethnography
  • critical masculinities

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9780367193287
  • ISBN: 9780429201769