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Sexual Citizenship and Disability: Understanding Sexual Support in Policy, Practice and Theory

Bahner, Julia LU (2019) In Interdisciplinary Disability Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
What does ‘sexual citizenship’ mean in practice for people with mobility impairments who may need professional support to engage in sexual activity? The book explores this subject through empirical investigation based on case studies conducted in four countries – Sweden, England, Australia and the Netherlands – and develops the abstract notion of ‘sexual citizenship’ to make it practically relevant to disabled people, professionals in disability services and policy-makers. Through a cross-national approach, it demonstrates the variability of how sexual rights are understood and their culturally specific nature. It also shows how the personal is indeed political: states’ different policy approaches change the outcomes for disabled people in... (More)
What does ‘sexual citizenship’ mean in practice for people with mobility impairments who may need professional support to engage in sexual activity? The book explores this subject through empirical investigation based on case studies conducted in four countries – Sweden, England, Australia and the Netherlands – and develops the abstract notion of ‘sexual citizenship’ to make it practically relevant to disabled people, professionals in disability services and policy-makers. Through a cross-national approach, it demonstrates the variability of how sexual rights are understood and their culturally specific nature. It also shows how the personal is indeed political: states’ different policy approaches change the outcomes for disabled people in terms of support to explore and express their sexualities. By proposing a model of sexual facilitation that can be used in policy development, to better cater to disabled service users’ needs as well as furthering the theoretical understanding of sexual rights and sexual citizenship, this book will be of interest to professionals in disability services and policy-makers as well as academics and students working in the following subject areas: Disability Studies, Sociology, Social Policy, Sexuality Studies/Sexology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Public Health. (Less)
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Funktionshinder, Sexualitet, Policy, Intersektionalitet, Disability, Sexuality, Policy, Social movements, Intersectionality, Social Services, Sex Work
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Interdisciplinary Disability Studies
pages
232 pages
publisher
Routledge
ISBN
9781138594234
9780429488993
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Sexual Citizenship and Disability - Implications for Theory, Practice and Policy
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English
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yes
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037d662b-1a4a-4556-831f-e2c9fdf1ef20
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  author       = {Bahner, Julia},
  isbn         = {9781138594234},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Interdisciplinary Disability Studies},
  title        = {Sexual Citizenship and Disability: Understanding Sexual Support in Policy, Practice and Theory},
  year         = {2019},
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