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Transgressing Boundaries and the Intersection of Sexualities in Social Work

18-19 August 2016

The Sexuality and Social Work Interest Group invite colleagues to attend Transgressing Boundaries and the Intersection of Sexualities in Social Work - the International Conference to explore sexuality within social work education, research and practice.

The social work profession has both a troubled and troubling history and role in contemporary societies. Multiple complexities and the intersectionality of these complexities can be seen in issues such as austerity and modern capitalism, neoliberalism, human rights, immigration, role of social workers, and the education and teaching of these complexities. What has been less considered is the intersectionalities of sexuality with the complexities of contemporary society. The aim of this conference is to explore the transgressing of the boundaries of these complexities by linking the intersectionalities of sexuality. It seeks to explore those issues and topics within sexualities that are of interest to social work academics, students, practitioners and service users.

The Sexuality and Social Work Interest Group is an international network of academics, students, practitioners and service users that seeks to develop knowledge and practice innovations in the field of sexuality studies and social work. It seeks to encourage connections between members and interested organisations to enable further research and practice developments.

The sub themes of the conference are:

  • Migration and asylum
  • Trans* issues
  • Sex work
  • Religion and sexuality
  • Specific client/service user groups
  • Education, pedagogy and research
  • Polyamorous relationships
  • LGBT Inequalities


Venue
: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Location: Olten, Switzerland

Call for papers has closed on 31/01/16. Registration is open now.

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