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Queer Data - Kevin Guyan (Paperback)

Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action

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Barcode
9781350230729
Department
Books
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Kevin Guyan
Anthony Mandal (Editor)
Jenny Kidd (Editor)
Subtitle
Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Bloomsbury USA Academic
Series
Bloomsbury Studies in Digital Cultures
Language
English
Number of Pages
232
Dimensions
216 x 138mm

Summary

Data has never mattered more. Our lives are increasingly shaped by it and how it is defined, collected and used. But who counts in the collection, analysis and application of data?

This important book is the first to look at queer data – defined as data relating to gender, sex, sexual orientation and trans identity/history. The author shows us how current data practices reflect an incomplete account of LGBTQ lives and helps us understand how data biases are used to delegitimise the everyday experiences of queer people.

Guyan demonstrates why it is important to understand, collect and analyse queer data, the benefits and challenges involved in doing so, and how we might better use queer data in our work. Arming us with the tools for action, this book shows how greater knowledge about queer identities is instrumental in informing decisions about resource allocation, changes to legislation, access to services, representation and visibility.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Sociology
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Gender Studies
Dewey Classification
305