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Feminist Perspectives on Social Work and Human Sexuality

1st Edition

Edited by Mary Valentich, James Gripton

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132 pages

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Description

First published in 1985, this ground-breaking volume contributes to a largely neglected area of social work research, theory and practice. The collection of essays by internationally known social work educators and practitioners applies feminist perspectives to a wide range of issues influencing the social work profession and social work practice. In doing so, it demonstrates that a liberal feminist position is consistent with social work practice. Nearly all the chapters focus on direct practice issues, such as problems faced by women who have been sexually assaulted, the lack of adequate health care provided to lesbians from traditional health care systems, and sexist bias in sex therapy and family therapy models.

This book will be of interest to students and practitioners of social work.

Table of Contents

About the Editors; Contributors; Foreword David Shore; Introduction Mary Valentich and James Gripton; On the Diversity of Love Object Orientations Among Women Sophie Freud Loewenstein; Common Therapeutic Targets Among Women Who Were Sexually Abused in Childhood Derek Jehu, Marjorie Gazan and Carole Klassen; A New Look at Mothers of Incest Victims Margaret H. Myer; Social Work, Traditional Health Care Systems and Lesbian Invisibility Sandee Porter; Feminist Issues in Sex Therapy Lee C. Handy, Mary Valentich, Lorna P. Cammaert and James Gripton; The Sexual Component in Family Therapy: A Feminist Critique Laurie MacKinnon and Dusty Miller; Human Sexuality and Feminism: A New Approach to Perinatal Social Work Nancy B. Bryant and Charlotte J. Collins; Women’s Responses to Abortion: Implications for Post-Abortion Support Groups Karen M. Lodl, Ann McGettigan and Janette Bucy

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC010000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOC012000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
SOC017000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Lesbian Studies
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
SOC026010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SOC046000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Abortion & Birth Control
SOC060000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sexual Abuse & Harassment