Social Work Practice and Men Who Have Sex With Men

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SAGE, Jul 13, 2005 - Social Science - 312 pages
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While mainstream society tends to marginalize men who have sex with men, there has been, side by side, a growing recognition of the need to protect the rights and freedom of individuals and groups like these.

This work analyzes extensive data collected through formal networks of men who have sex with men in India and, through interactions with numerous homosexual men, places it in a socio-ecological perspective.

Sherry Joseph argues that understanding the stress that men who have sex with men experience and their coping strategies assists professionals to work sympathetically with this segment of society. He advocates that professionals, using individual, group and community approaches, can help create a better and more tolerant environment.

Social Work Practice and Men Who Have Sex with Men offers an in-depth analysis of sexual orientation, sexual identities, stress and coping strategies of men who have sex with men.

Sherry Joseph is Programme Manager (HIV/AIDS) at Futures Group, New Delhi.


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Chapter Ttoo Scholarship on Homosexuality
Chapter Four Social and Sexual Profiles of
Chapter Five Sexual Identities of Men Who Have
Chapter Six Stresses and Coping Strategies of
Chapter Seven Social Work Practice With Men
Chapter Eight Conclusion
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Sherry Joseph is Programme Manager (HIV/AIDS) at Futures Group, New Delhi. He has earlier taught at the Department of Social Work, Visva Bharati, and at the Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi. He has also been Consultant to DFID for its Sexual Health Resource Centre and for Family Health International. Besides various papers and articles in journals and newspapers, Dr Joseph has previously published Social Work in the Third Millennium: Some Concerns and Challenges (2000) and Fisherman: Their Social and Economic Development (2003). He was the Indian editor for Bisexual Resource Guide (2000, 2001 & 2002).

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