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Intersectionality, Sexuality and Psychological Therapies: Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Diversity

Intersectionality, Sexuality and Psychological Therapies: Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Diversity

Roshan das Nair (Editor), Catherine Butler (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-97500-8

Apr 2012

296 pages

Out of stock

$136.95

Description

This book explores the diversity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual lives, with the aim of opening up therapists' understanding of this diversity so that they can work in an ethical, supportive and non-discriminatory way with these individuals.

  • Offers a comprehensive look at diversity within LGB populations, including the interactions between different areas of social difference using contemporary approaches
  • Focuses on the practitioner, illustrating concepts with vignettes and case studies for implementing practical applications
  • Emphasizes gender balance, fully exploring both male and female perspectives on each topic
  • Encompasses different perspectives, including critical health psychology, discursive psychology, intersectionality, critical and cultural theory, and post-colonial discourse, while remaining accessible to all
Contributors ix

Foreword by Dominic Davies xv

Acknowledgements xvii

Introduction 1
Roshan das Nair & Catherine Butler

1 Intersecting Identities 9
Damien W. Riggs & Roshan das Nair

2 Gender 31
Sonja J. Ellis

3 Race and Ethnicity 59
Roshan das Nair & Sonya Thomas

4 Religion 89
Roshan das Nair & Sonya Thomas

5 Refugees and Asylum Seekers 113
Stephen Higgins & Catherine Butler

6 Social Class 137
Roshan das Nair & Susan Hansen

7 Physical Health 163
Adam Jowett & Elizabeth Peel

8 Mental Health 185
Roshan das Nair & Sarah Fairbank

9 Disability 213
Catherine Butler

10 Age and Ageing 239
Stuart Gibson & Susan Hansen

11 From Invert to Intersectionality: Understanding the Past and Future of Sexuality 263
Esther D. Rothblum

Index 269