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Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories

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Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories

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The first book to focus on the experience of LGBT archival research. Out of the Closet, Into the Archives takes readers inside the experience of how it feels to do queer archival research and queer research in the archive. The archive, much like the closet, exposes various levels of public and privateness—recognition, awareness, refusal, impulse, disclosure, framing, silence, cultural intelligibility—each mediated and determined through subjective insider/outsider ways of knowing. The contributors draw on their experiences conducting research in disciplines such as sociology, African American studies, English, communications, performance studies, anthropology, and women’s and gender studies. These essays challenge scholars to engage with their affective experience of being in the archive, illuminating how the space of the archive requires a different kind of deeply personal, embodied research.

ISBN

9781438459042

Publication Date

2015

Relational Format

book

Department

English

Publisher

SUNY Press

Disciplines

Archival Science | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories

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