For your research assignment, you will be exploring the scholarly conversation surrounding one text and/or theory from the course by looking up some of the author's source material, getting into the details of their analytical methods, and engaging with their interlocutors. Why would we want to do this? Mining citations is an effective research strategy for finding related sources, learning about the development of knowledge on a topic, and understanding the origins, development, and application of a theory.
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to interpret a citation to locate a specific item at Collins Library and beyond.
Consider the citations below and match them to the correct resource type.
Bliss, James. “Black Feminism Out of Place.” Signs, vol. 41, no. 4, 2016, pp. 727– 49.
May, Vivian. “Intellectual Genealogies, Intersectionality, and Anna Julia Cooper.” Feminist Solidarity at the Crossroads: Intersectional Women’s Studies for Transracial Alliance, edited by Kim Marie Vaz and Gary L. Lemons, Routledge, 2012, pp. 59– 71.
Ahmed, Sara. “Women of Colour as Diversity Workers.” feministkilljoys, November 26, 2015. https://feministkilljoys.com/2015/11/26/women-of-colour-as-diversity-workers/.
Ngai, Sianne. Ugly Feelings. Harvard UP, 2005.
Puar, Jasbir K. “‘I Would Rather Be a Cyborg Than a Goddess’: Intersectionality, Assemblage, and Affective Politics.” European Institute for Progressive Cultural Politics. http://eipcp.net/transversal/0811/puar/en. Accessed 3 May 2016.