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Queering Social Work Education

The first book of its kind in North America, Queering Social Work Education combines LGBTQ history and personal narratives from a diverse range of queer social work educators and students with much-needed analyses and recommendations. This book will help readers develop awareness, dismantle prejudice, and contribute positively to the future of social work education, research, policy, and practice.

276 pages

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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