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Sexuality, Sexual and Gender Identities and Intimacy Research in Social Work and Social Care:  A Lifecourse Epistemology

© 2018 – Routledge. Edited by Priscilla Dunk-West, Trish Hafford-Letchfield

Colleagues from our Partner organisation, Middlesex University, are launching their new co-edited book, titled, “Sexuality, Sexual and Gender Identities and Intimacy Research in Social Work and Social Care:  A Lifecourse Epistemology” Priscilla Dunk-West and Trish Hafford-Letchfield (2018).

The book will be released on 5 April and follows on from their first book in 2011 titled, “Sexuality and Sexual Identity in Social Work and Social Care: Research from Women in the Field”.  This book expands on new topics and areas. This is a good resource for anyone teaching life course theories more inclusively.

Contributions from Middlesex University colleagues include Peter Ryan, Nicky Lambert, Alfonso Pezzella, Sarah Carr, Ellouise Long, Lisa Clarke and one of our graduate social work students Dominique Brady.

Until now, sexuality has been treated as a specialist topic or area of specialist social work practice. This book cuts across all areas of the discipline. It examines the relationship between sexuality, sexual identities and intimacies and the lifecourse and showcases a range of issues pertinent to social work through these lenses. It opens up new possibilities for better understanding sexuality in social work, and contains empirical work and theorising about sexuality, intimacy and gender not currently found in a traditional course on lifecourse theory and practice.

The chapters position new areas of scholarship in sexuality including trans perspectives, masculinities, bisexuality and the voices of other gender and sexual minority populations within a lifecourse trajectory. Empirical research picks up on the broader public health and wellbeing agenda with a strong focus on challenging normative theories to promote human rights and justice for marginalised individuals and groups.

Sexuality, Sexual and Gender Identities and Intimacy Research in Social Work and Social Care will significantly enhance any core texts on lifecourse theory and practice, anti-oppression and anti-discriminatory theories for professionals. It should be considered essential reading for academics, practitioners and undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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