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Lurking with/in Mainstream Criminologies as a Queer Criminologist: Learnings and Reflections

Dwyer, A ORCID: 0000-0001-5152-7222 2022 , 'Lurking with/in Mainstream Criminologies as a Queer Criminologist: Learnings and Reflections', in M Deflem (ed.), Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance , Emerald Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 25-38.

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Abstract

Purpose - This chapter ruminates on a range of different ways that the author experiences being what the author calls a lurker in mainstream criminologies as a queer criminologist. Methodology/approach - Drawing on the work of Jack Halberstam, Michel Foucault, Heather Love, Sarah Ahmed, and other queer theorists, the author explores their positionality as a lurker in mainstream criminologies, and policing particular, to better understand how [d]isciplines qualify and disqualify, legitimate and delegitimate, reward and punish (Halberstam, 2011, p. 10), and how leaders of these disciplines make calculated decisions about who qualifies as legitimate scholars of policing knowing. Findings - The discussion steps through some significant moments of discomfort that have emerged in lurking around with/in these disciplines, and in doing the work of queer research with queer people about queer policing.Originality/value -The author finishes by sharing strategies and learnings that have emerged out of these research and disciplinary contexts. The author suggests that it is most valuable to continue to lurk so their position of discomfort and potential failure persists as a more productive positionality than conforming with the mainstream.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Dwyer, A
Keywords: queer, criminology, policing, lurking, reflection
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
DOI / ID Number: 10.1108/S1521-613620220000027003
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Copyright 2022 Angela Dwyer

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