Chapter 11: Queer analysis
Restricted access

‘The authors do not mention Judith Butler and so demonstrate no understanding of queer theory’. MOS journal reviewer rejection of a paper by Saoirse on non-normative sexual practices in works by Eve Kosovsky Sedgwick, Lauren Berlant and others. This chapter examines how Management and Organisational Studies (MOS) conceives queer theory and queer people. It considers if MOS reasonably reflects queer people and queer theory. We summarise current queer theory and theorists, indicate areas of shared concern with MOS and as a form of displacement (Sedgewick, 2003), we queer the reception and smuggling in of queer narratives into MOS by academics who are often white, cis and heterosexual (Halberstam, 2005) who, whilst sympathetic to queer people and bodies, ‘other’ queer folk (Snorton, 2014). We thus queer the interpretation and use of queer in MOS.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Other access options

Redeem Token

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institutional Access

Personal login

Log in with your Elgar Online account

Login with your Elgar account