Fucking Law (A New Methodological Movement)

Brooks, V. 2017. Fucking Law (A New Methodological Movement). 12th Annual Ethnography Symposium . University of Manchester 30 Aug - 01 Sep 2017

TitleFucking Law (A New Methodological Movement)
AuthorsBrooks, V.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Research concerning the ethics of participation in the field of sexuality is in need of a radical methodological strategy. I claim that such a strategy must take as its object the laws with found sexual identity, or rather is should be fucking with law by confronting, occupying and agitating limiting ethical frameworks in field research. This fucking of law captures the slipperiness of the body, the encounter, the research project and sex itself. In doing so, fucking law becomes a methodological movement intimately connecting ethical agendas and the field encounter itself. It is through the personally reflective methodology that is autoethnography that it is possible to create the possibilities for such a movement. Drawing on post-Deleuzian feminist thinking and radical methodological thinking, I set out the minor movements which lay the groundwork for the expansive movement and ‘orgasmic’ research agenda that is fucking law.

KeywordsLaw and Sexuality; ethnography; research ethics; research agendas; occupy
Year2017
Conference12th Annual Ethnography Symposium

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