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Qualitative Research on LGBTQ-Parent Families

Gabb, Jacqui and Allen, Katherine (2019). Qualitative Research on LGBTQ-Parent Families. In: Goldberg, Abbie and Allen, Katherine eds. Qualitative Research on LGBTQ-Parent Families. Springer, (In Press).

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Abstract

Qualitative research on LGBTQ-parent families and queer individuals and families of all kinds has burgeoned, to include narratives, interviews, diaries, emotion maps, participatory action research, and visual and performative methods—individually or in combination. In this chapter, we examine a range of qualitative methods, particularly from the lens of a qualitative multiple methods approach developed by Jacqui Gabb. We also address conceptual, theoretical, intersectional, and methodological tensions that remain or have emerged regarding how qualitative LGBTQ-parent family research is conducted, to what ends, and how it should be represented in publication, for researchers, for practitioners, and for participants themselves. Our goal is to show that qualitative LGBTQ-parent family research has come of age: a great deal of exciting research is appearing around the globe, and yet this area also faces numerous challenges to retaining its cutting edge nature. Finally, we combine new conceptual areas with empirical exemplars on topics highly relevant to studying family relationships in the context of sexuality and other intersections: (a) era, age, and generation; (b) social class, sociocultural capital, and the economies of reproductive labor; (c) listening to children; and (d) situating sexual-maternal identities at home.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: autoethnography; diaries; emotion maps; interviews; LGBTQ-parent families; participant observation; qualitative methods; sexuality; visual methods
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Citizenship and Governance
Item ID: 62290
Depositing User: Jacqui Gabb
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 15:25
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 01:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/62290
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