On objectivity and staying ‘native’: Researching LGBTQI+ lawyers as a queer lawyer

Mason, M. 2019. On objectivity and staying ‘native’: Researching LGBTQI+ lawyers as a queer lawyer. in: Routledge Handbook of Socio-Legal Theory and Methods Routledge. pp. 123-135

Chapter titleOn objectivity and staying ‘native’: Researching LGBTQI+ lawyers as a queer lawyer
AuthorsMason, M.
Abstract

This chapter is a critical engagement with the concept of objectivity born out of a project where I as the researcher shared characteristics with the participants in the research project, namely that we were all LGBTQI+ barristers. The chapter summarizes some of the findings of that research before going on to consider why distance or neutrality in research is not only an unrealistic expectation but is instrumental in maintaining problematic power dynamics. Through an exploration of feminist and queer thinking it goes on to explore strategies and approaches that can be used to think in a more engaged and ethical way about quality and rigour in research.

Book titleRoutledge Handbook of Socio-Legal Theory and Methods
Page range123-135
Year2019
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Published2019
ISBN9780429952814
Web address (URL)https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780429952814-9/objectivity-staying-native-marc-mason

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