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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 16:59

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