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"Queer Categories: Queer(y)ing the identification of ‘older lesbian, gay and/or bisexual (LGB) adults’ and its implications for organisational research, policy and practice"

King, A (2014) "Queer Categories: Queer(y)ing the identification of ‘older lesbian, gay and/or bisexual (LGB) adults’ and its implications for organisational research, policy and practice" Gender, Work and Organization.

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a growth in organisational discourse concerning the lives of older lesbian, gay and/or bisexual (LGB) adults, which has started to address the serious omission and invisibility of this group of people in research, policy making, and service provision. Whilst this development is welcomed, it inevitably draws attention to the identification ‘older LGB adults’ on which it is based. Using insights from Queer Theory, in addition to the sociological perspectives of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, this article troubles or ‘queers’ such identifications. It does this, not only theoretically, but empirically, by conducting a membership categorization analysis (MCA) of some data emanating from a small organisational scoping study of older LGB adults. The ramifications of this for organisational research, policy making and practice are considered in the conclusion.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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King, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 8 October 2014
Identification Number : 10.1111/gwao.12065
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Additional Information : This is the accepted version of the following article: King A. "Queer Categories: Queer(y)ing the identification of ‘older lesbian, gay and/or bisexual (LGB) adults’ and its implications for organisational research, policy and practice." Gender, Work and Organization, 08 Oct 2014, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12065
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 May 2015 17:28
Last Modified : 08 Oct 2016 01:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806388

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