Navigating Queer Street: Researching the intersections of LGBT health.

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Show simple item record Fish, Julie 2011-03-17T16:58:49Z 2011-03-17T16:58:49Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Fish, J. (2008) Navigating Queer Street: Researching the intersections of LGBT health. Sociological Research Online, 13, 1 en
dc.identifier.issn 1360-7804
dc.description.abstract Health researchers engaged in the project of identifying lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) health as a distinct topic for study have often emphasised the differences in health and health care from heterosexuals and similarities among LGBT people. This work has sometimes rendered the experiences of disabled, black and minority ethnic and other groups invisible and has contributed towards the homogenisation of LGBT communities. In this paper, intersection theory is used to explore how diverse identities and systems of oppression interconnect. As a theory, intersectionality requires complex and nuanced thinking about multiple dimensions of inequality and difference. Drawing on the work of Crenshaw (1993), I use three concepts of intersectionality: methodological, structural and political to explore how the meanings of being lesbian may be permeated by class and gender and how racism and heterosexism intersect in the lives of black and minority ethnic gay men and women. Intersection theory offers possibilities for understanding multiple inequalities without abandoning the politics of social movements. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject intersection theory en
dc.subject homogeneity en
dc.subject diversity en
dc.subject Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Research en
dc.subject inequality en
dc.subject health en
dc.title Navigating Queer Street: Researching the intersections of LGBT health. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Participation & Social Justice
dc.researchgroup Social Work
dc.researchgroup Reproduction Research Group
dc.researchgroup Health Policy
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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