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Policing embodied queerness : focusing on bodies in criminological research

Dwyer, Angela E. (2008) Policing embodied queerness : focusing on bodies in criminological research. Nexus : Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association.

Abstract

In this paper, I take up a precarious position: I am suggesting that it may be useful to explore how embodying queerness in public space may lead to certain types of policing practices. This position is precarious for two reasons. Firstly, it is challenging because it suggests that there may be certain ways of looking queer or 'reading' a body as a queer body, an idea that has been discouraged by academic commentators. Secondly, it flies in the face of the notion that policing is somehow impartial by suggesting that more could be done for queer communities. These issues are examined below concluding with a call for more embodied research on these issues.

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ID Code: 13520
Item Type: Other
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Keywords: queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, bodies, embodiment, public space, policing, law enforcement, criminological research, criminology, embodied research methods, young people, youth, queer stereotypes, looking queer
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Culture Gender Sexuality (200205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Gender Specific Studies (169901)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 08 May 2008
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2014 07:38

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