Epistemology of the Subject: Queer Theory’s Challenge to Feminist Sociology

  title={Epistemology of the Subject: Queer Theory’s Challenge to Feminist Sociology},
  author={Hannah McCann},
  journal={WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  pages={224 - 243}
  • Hannah McCann
  • Published 1 October 2016
  • Sociology, Art
  • WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly
Abstract:This article considers the issue of the subject in feminism and queer theory and the complications of these theoretical perspectives in application to sociological research. While feminism has historically focused on the subject category of “woman,” queer theory has concentrated on radically unfixing normative subject positions. This paper acknowledges these histories while also recognizing the diversification of approaches that has occurred in feminist and queer thought more recently… 

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