Queer criminology, critique, and the "art of not being governed"

Ball, Matthew (2014) Queer criminology, critique, and the "art of not being governed". Critical Criminology, 22(1), pp. 21-34.

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This article builds on previous work that argues that a useful path for a ‘‘queer/ed criminology’’ to follow is one that takes ‘‘queer’’ to denote a position. It suggests that one way of developing such an approach is to adopt a particular understanding of critique—specifically one that draws from Michel Foucault’s view of critique as ‘‘the art of not being governed.’’ It then charts some of the possible directions for such a ‘‘queer/ed criminology.’’ While such an approach to critique has previously been discussed within critical criminologies, this article suggests that it is useful for queer criminologists to explore the opportunities that it affords, particularly in order to better appreciate how ‘‘queer/ed criminology’’ might connect to, draw from, or push against other currents among critical criminologies, and help to delineate the unique contribution that this kind of ‘‘queer/ed criminology’’ might make.

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ID Code: 65387
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: queer theory, critique, queer criminology, Foucault, government, critical criminology
DOI: 10.1007/s10612-013-9223-2
ISSN: 1205-8629
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Copyright Statement: The final publication is available at link.springer.com
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2014 05:46
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015 07:15

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