1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Social Work and Sexualities

Edited By SJ Dodd Copyright 2021
    582 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    582 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This Handbook is the first volume to address the dynamic issues related to sexuality from a social work perspective by providing a comprehensive, current and international overview of issues related to sexuality.

    It explains how each issue is important and critically discusses the leading views in the area, providing diverse and inclusive perspectives from leading scholars in the field. Divided into seven parts:

    • Structural Context
    • Sexual Identities
    • Sexuality trough the Lifespan
    • Health, Mental Health, and Sexuality
    • Sexual Health and Well-Being: Pleasure, Desire, and Consent
    • Practice Issues
    • Regulating Sexuality: Historical and Contemporary Legislation

    It will be of interest to students, academics, researchers,and practitioners of social work and related health and social care subjects, and is particularly relevant for practice courses as well as courses on Human Growth and Development and Human Behavior in the Social Environment.

    SJ Dodd

    Part I: Structural Context.

    Chapter 1. Social Work and Sexual Health: A History
    Mackenzie Cook, Sarah Pilgrim, and Virginia Ramseyer Winter

    Chapter 2. Heteronormativity and Social Work: The What That Dare Not Speak its Name
    Tyler M. Argüello

    Chapter 3. Combatting Cisnormativity in Social Work Education, Research and Practice
    SJ Dodd and Jama Shelton

    Part II: Sexual Identities.

    Chapter 4. Asexuality
    Anna Kurowicka

    Chapter 5. Navigating Genders and Orientations: An Exploration of Bisexuality and Pansexuality
    Emily E. Prior

    Chapter 6. Social Work Practice with Sexual Minority Men: History, Terminology and Social Context
    Syd Peterson and Ian W. Holloway

    Chapter 7. Social Work Practice with Sexual Minority Men: A Developmental & Life Course Perspective
    Syd Peterson and Ian W. Holloway

    Chapter 8. ‘Corrective Rape’ and Black Lesbian Sexualities in South Africa: Negotiating the Tensions Between ‘Blackwashing’ and ‘Pinkwashing’ Homophobia
    Nadine Lake

    Chapter 9. Beyond 50 Shades: BDSM and Kink for Social Workers
    Shanna K. Kattari, Hillary K. Hecht, and Nicole A. Lopez

    Chapter 10. What the Heart Wants: Polyamory, Compersion and Monogamish Arrangements
    Mary Andres

    Part III: Sexuality Through the Lifespan.

    Chapter 11. Intersections Between Body Image, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Well-being Among Gender-Diverse Youth
    Richard A. Brandon-Friedman, Rachel Snedecor, and Virginia Ramseyer Winter

    Chapter 12. Sexuality and Relationships Education in Group Homes
    Dominik Mantey

    Chapter 13. LGBT+ Parenting
    Christine Cocker and Trish Hafford-Letchfield

    Chapter 14. Sexual and Gender Identity in Older Age
    M. Aaron Guest

    Chapter 15. Social Work and LGBTQ Aging
    Daniel S. Gardner, Nancy Giunta, and Austin Oswald

    Chapter 16. Intimate Expression During the End of Life: Considerations for Practitioners Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Older Adults
    Kyle L. Bower, Kate A. Morrissey Stahl, Desiree Seponski, and Denise C. Lewis

    Part IV: Health, Mental Health, and Sexuality.

    Chapter 17. Sexuality and Cancer
    Christine Benjamin

    Chapter 18. Spectrums: Autism, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
    Leslie A. Sickels

    Chapter 19. Sexy Spoonies And Crip Sex: Sexuality and Disability in a Social Work Context
    Shanna K. Kattari, Hillary K. Hecht, and Yona E. Isaacs

    Chapter 20. A Vision of Justice: Seeing the Sex-ABILITY of People with Intellectual Disabilities
    George W. Turner

    Chapter 21. Neurodiverse Relationships: When Partners’ Brains are Wired Differently
    Leslie A. Sickels

    Part V: Sexual Health and Well-Being – Pleasure, Desire, And Consent.

    Chapter 22. Orgasm and the Desire to be Desirable
    Jillian Buckley

    Chapter 23. Understanding Consent Among Emerging Adults: Wrestling with the Social Construction of Gender, Sexuality, and Salient Social Categories
    Adrienne Baldwin-White and Candace Christensen

    Chapter 24. Grab ‘Em by the Pussy: An Exploration of Consent in the #MeToo Era
    Linda J. Hoffman

    Chapter 25. Sexual Violence and the Steps to Recovery: From Reporting to Healing
    Poonam Melwani

    Part VI: Practice Issues.

    Chapter 26. Sex Therapy: Social Worker’s Potential as Sexuality Experts
    George W. Turner

    Chapter 27. Rethinking Sexual Risk
    Finneran K. Muzzey, Jama Shelton, and Maggie Dunleavy

    Chapter 28. Therapist Self-Disclosure: Use of Self as a Transgender Therapist
    Jesse Kahn

    Chapter 29. Somatic Experiencing and Sexuality: Trauma Resolution, Embodied Integration, and Sexual Health
    Larry Iannotti

    Chapter 30. Safeguarding Young People in Care: Sexuality and Relationship Education
    Leonieke Boendermaker

    Chapter 31. Reacting to Sexually (Un)acceptable Behavior with the Flag System
    Erika Frans

    Chapter 32. Show Me the Ropes: Common Kink Community Practices
    Audrey Vera

    Chapter 33. Applying Critical Feminist Theory and Praxis to Examine Contemporary Social Work Education, Practice, Policy, and Research with Individuals in the Sex Trades
    Meg Panichelli, Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, and Yvette Butler

    Part VII: Regulating Sexuality: Historical and Contemporary Legislation.

    Chapter 34. Sexing and Genderizing Policy: Moving Beyond Binaries and Normatives
    Nick J. Mulé

    Chapter 35. Scoping the Literature about LGBTQI Migrants: A Critical Synthesis of Knowledge Produced about LGBTQI Migrants and Implications for Social Work
    Edward Ou Jin Lee, Trish Hafford-Letchield, Helen Gleeson, Olivia Kamgain, François Luu, and Annie Pullen-Sansfaçon

    Chapter 36. From Fallen Women to the Tumblr Ban: Representing the Landscape of Sex Work from a Historical and Legal Perspective
    Meg Panichelli, Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, and Yvette Butler

    Chapter 37. Regulation of Kink and BDSM: Pathologization through Diagnostic Tools
    Nick J. Mulé



    SJ Dodd, MSEd., MSW, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, at the Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY, and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is also founding Director of the Silberman Center for Sexuality and Gender (SCSG).

    "This volume brings together scholarship on sexualities and social work, offering a much-needed survey that builds upon strengths, raises questions about liberation, and challenges cis- and heteronormativities. A key reference work, this handbook considers the intersection of sexuality with questions of race, gender, disability, and trans issues and considers vital implications for practice with various service user groups."
    Dr Stephen Hicks, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Manchester, UK.

    "The International Handbook of Social Work and Sexualities, edited by SJ Dodd is a work of great scope and information. Sexuality has been buried in Social Work discourse, but SJ Dodd and the authors of the 37 chapters in this text have broken wide open the doors to this sealed sepulchre, and it’s about time. What a wonderful, rich, collection covering a wide range of sexuality issues. This should be required reading for all social work students and faculty too."
    Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare, Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, New York City, USA.

      "This outstanding volume brings together a vast amount of knowledge on social work and sexualities across the lifespan, exploring topics ranging from sexual identities to sexual health and well-being. It provides a wellspring of state-of-the-art thinking, research evidence and practical information that will help students and practitioners develop their skills to work in different areas related to sexuality."
      Mónica López López, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.