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What does social work desire?

Hicks, S 2008, 'What does social work desire?' , Social Work Education, 27 (2) , pp. 131-137.

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This shorter discussion piece examines the ways in which sexuality is theorised within social work. The author briefly analyses a dominant version of sexuality theory found in anti-discriminatory practice, before going on to suggest an alternative approach based upon an analysis of how ‘sexuality’ itself is produced and put to use within social work discourse. The author proposes that desire might be used as a way to question limiting conceptions of sexuality, and to highlight and challenge heteronormative practices within social work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Work; Sexuality; Lesbians; Gay Men; Heteronormativity; Foster Care; Adoption; Assessment; Anti-discriminatory Practice; Discourse
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Social Work Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0261-5479
Depositing User: Dr Stephen Hicks
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2009 10:37
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:59

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