Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0001-7291-5056

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

“Tales from the (Softball) Field” is chapter 3 of the book Between Gay and Straight: Understanding Friendship Across Sexual Orientation (AltaMira Press, 2001). “Tales” marks the beginning of my academic journey into this community. It’s the fall of 1995, and I’m taking a graduate class on qualitative methods. Unexpectedly, the softball field emerges as a fieldwork site. As I become immersed in team members’ lives and stories, I begin exploring how to “work the hyphen” (Fine, 1994) between gay and straight, to practice research (and friendship) with and for my friends/participants.

Publication Title

Between Gay and Straight: Understanding Friendship Across Sexual Orientation [book]

ISSN

0759101116