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Heterosexism In Health And Social Care

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The changing political landscape requires new understandings of the social conditions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people for which the term homophobia is inadequate. The author develops a theory of heterosexism to conceptualize LGBT oppression and provides examples from everyday health and social care environments. This timely study engages with current debates, including intersecting identities, and presents a coherent analysis of LGBT health and social care needs. It provides a unique ...

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Overview

The changing political landscape requires new understandings of the social conditions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people for which the term homophobia is inadequate. The author develops a theory of heterosexism to conceptualize LGBT oppression and provides examples from everyday health and social care environments. This timely study engages with current debates, including intersecting identities, and presents a coherent analysis of LGBT health and social care needs. It provides a unique critical overview for an international readership.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403941237
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

JULIE FISH is Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in Social Work at De Montfort University, Leicester.

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
• Acknowledgements
• PART 1: UNDERSTANDING HETEROSEXISM IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
• What is Heterosexism?
• Assessing the Health and Social Care Needs of Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals.
• Intersecting Identities: Recognising the Heterogeneity of LGBT Communities.
• Conducting Research Among LGB Communities.
• What are the Demographic Characteristics of the LGB Population?
• PART 2: EXEMPLARS OF HETEROSEXISM FROM RESEARCH
• Disclosure and Non-Disclosure: Lesbians' Strategies of Accommodation and Resistance in their Interactions with Health Professionals.
• Screened Out: Lesbians' Experiences of Cervical Screening.
• Risky Bodies? Lesbians and Breast Cancer.
• New Directions in Equality Agendas: Opportunities and Threats.
• Appendices
• References
• Index

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