'They like you to pretend to be something you are not' : an exploration of working with the intersections of gender, sexuality, 'race', religion and 'refugeeness', through the experience of Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) members and volunteers

Held, N ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0631-5268 and McCarthy, K 2018, ''They like you to pretend to be something you are not' : an exploration of working with the intersections of gender, sexuality, 'race', religion and 'refugeeness', through the experience of Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) members and volunteers' , in: Intersectionality in social work : activism and practice in context , Routledge Advances in Social Work , Routledge, pp. 142-155.

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Access Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Intersectionality in social work : activism and practice in context on 23rd August 2018, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781138628168

Abstract

This chapter looks at the intersections of gender, sexuality, ‘race’, religion and ‘refugeeness’. By drawing on research conducted with members of the Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) in Manchester, it discusses current issues faced by bisexual women and lesbians when they are seeking sanctuary in the UK. ‘Proving’ sexuality lies at the heart of the matter, with the majority of cases refused on credibility i.e. that the claimant is not believed to be a lesbian. The chapter argues that bringing ‘refugeeness’ into intersectional analysis challenges the concept of intersectionality in particular ways.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Nayak, S and Robbins, R
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice in Context
Publisher: Routledge
Series Name: Routledge Advances in Social Work
ISBN: 9781138628168 (hardback); 9780367586898 (paperback); 9781315210810 (ebook)
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Depositing User: N Held
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2021 09:32
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2021 11:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62122

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