What does social work desire?

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)131-137
    Number of pages6
    JournalSocial Work Education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


    • Adoption
    • Anti-discriminatory Practice
    • Assessment
    • Discourse
    • Foster Care
    • Gay Men
    • Heteronormativity
    • Lesbians
    • Sexuality
    • Social Work


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