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Queering Social Work Education
Susan Hillock   Nick J. Mulé  

$95.00 Hardcover
Release Date: 11/21/2016
ISBN: 9780774832694    

$32.95 Paperback
Release Date: 7/1/2017
ISBN: 9780774832700    

276 Pages


About the Book

Until now there has been a systemic failure within social work education to address the unique experiences and concerns of LGBTQ individuals and communities.

Queering Social Work Education, the first book of its kind in North America, responds to the need for theoretically informed, inclusive, and sensitive approaches in the field. This completely original collection of essays combines history and personal narratives with much-needed analyses and recommendations. It opens with chapters contextualizing LGBTQ history, theory, and issues. It then offers first-hand accounts of oppression, resistance, and celebration. Finally, it reflects on the current state of social work education and makes essential recommendations for improvement.

By equipping readers with a new awareness of and sensitivity to queer issues, this book contributes positively to the future of social work education, research, policy, and practice.

About the Author(s)

Susan Hillock is an associate professor in the Department of Social Work at Trent University.

Nick J. Mulé is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at York University.

Contributors: Ligaya Byrch, Matthew Craggs, Shelley L. Craig, Christopher Doiron, Marlene Ham, Becky Idems, Maryam Khan, Robyn Lippett, Karolyn Martin, Lauren B. McInroy, Delores Mullings, Aurora Jade Pichette, Norma Jean Profitt, Jake Pyne, Brenda Richard, Tanya Shute, and Jan Yorke.

Table of Contents

Preface / Susan Hillock and Nick J. Mulé
Introduction / Susan Hillock
Part 1: From Absence to Presence – Queers Positioning Themselves in Social Work
1 A Queer History / Susan Hillock
2 Broadening Theoretical Horizons: Liberating Queer in Social Work Academe / Nick J. Mulé
3 Queer and Trans Collisions in the Classroom: A Call to Throw Open Theoretical Doors in Social Work Education / Jake Pyne
4 Social Work, the Academy, and Queer Communities: Heteronormativity and Exclusion / Susan Hillock
Part 2: Coming Out and the Academic Closet – Rainbow Narratives
5 Feminist and Queer Rights: The Lived and Living Experience of Queer Social Work Faculty / Norma Jean Profitt and Brenda Richard
6 Constructing Alternatives: Reflections on Heterosexism in Social Work Education / Karolyn Martin and Robyn Lippett
7 Coming Out with God in Social Work? Narrative of a Queer Religious Woman in Academe / Maryam Khan
8 Challenging Transmisogyny: From the Classroom to Social Work Practice / Jade Pichette
Part 3: The Queering Project – Gender and Sexual Diversity in Social Work Education
9 Oh Canada: LGBTQ Students and Campus Climates in Canadian Social Work Programs / Shelley L. Craig, Lauren B. McInroy, and Christopher Doiron
10 Opening Theory: Polyamorous Ethics as a Queering Inquiry in the Social Work Classroom / Becky Idems
11 Social Work Education: Exploring Pitfalls and Promises in Teaching about Black Queer Older Adults / Delores V. Mullings
12 Queering Space in Social Work: How Simcoe County Has Moved from Queerful to Queerious / Jan Yorke, Ligaya Byrch, Marlene Ham, Matthew Craggs, and Tanya Shute
Conclusion / Nick J. Mulé


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Related Topics

Social Work
Gender Studies

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