ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting 
Seattle, WA | October 31 - November 5, 2014

Resistance and Possibility: Rethinking the Concept of Subject Access from Queer Theoretical Perspectives (SIG/CR)

Donald Grant Campbell1, Melissa Adler2, Patrick Keilty3
Western Ontario, Canada; 2University of Kentucky, United States; 3University of Toronto, Canada

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 8:30am


This session will use queer theory to raise important questions about the role of information science in relation to queer communities. Using examples taken from both literary and popular culture, the session will look at the practices of classification in information systems, and how those practices, even when they attempt to facilitate access to resources for LGBTQ communities, ignore disjunctions and distortions that, far from being a barrier to access, form a fundamental aspect of queer expression.