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The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality

Edited by: Russell Shuttleworth , Linda R. Mona

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138593237
eBook ISBN: 9780429489570
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429489570
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Book description

This handbook provides a much-needed holistic overview of disability and sexuality research and scholarship. With authors from a wide range of disciplines and representing a diversity of nationalities, it provides a multi-perspectival view that fully captures the diversity of issues and outlooks.

Organised into six parts, the contributors explore long-standing issues such as the psychological, interpersonal, social, political and cultural barriers to sexual access that disabled people face and their struggle for sexual rights and participation. The volume also engages issues that have been on the periphery of the discourse, such as sexual accommodations and support aimed at facilitating disabled people's sexual well-being; the socio-sexual tensions confronting disabled people with intersecting stigmatised identities such as LGBTBI or asexual; and the sexual concerns of disabled people in the Global South. It interrogates disability and sexuality from diverse perspectives, from more traditional psychological and sociological models, to various subversive and post-theoretical perspectives and queer theory. This handbook examines the cutting-edge, and sometimes ethically contentious, concerns that have been repressed in the field.

With current, international and comprehensive content, this book is essential reading for students, academics and researchers in the areas of disability, gender and sexuality, as well as applied disciplines such as healthcare practitioners, counsellors, psychology trainees and social workers.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Theorising disabled people’s sexual, intimate, and erotic lives Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Theoretical developments Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Thinking differently with Deleuze about the sexual capacities of bodies and the case of infertility amongst men with Down syndrome Download PDF
Chapter  4:  A critical rethinking of sexuality and dementia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Combating old ideas and building identity Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Sexuality and disability in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sexuality, disability and madness in California’s eugenics era Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Disability rights through reproductive justice Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sexuality and the disregard of lived reality Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Sexuality and physical disability Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Sexual citizenship, disability policy and facilitated sex in Sweden  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Sexual Health and Disability in Zimbabwe Download PDF
Chapter  13:  “Tick the straight box” Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Sexuality and sexual rights of young adults with intellectual disability in Central Java, Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Advance consent and network consent  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Missing in action Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sex, love and disability on screen Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Dynamics of disability and sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Flaunting towards otherwise Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Desexualising disabled people in the news media Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Understanding the lived experiences of transgender youth with disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Flowing desires underneath the chastity belt Download PDF
Chapter  23:  (Il)licit sex among PWDs in Trinidad and Tobago Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Reimagining sexuality in the disability discourse in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Disability and asexuality? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Through a personal lens Download PDF
Chapter  27:  “That’s my story” Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sexual wellness for older adults with a disability Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Toward sexual autonomy and well-being for persons with upper limb mobility limitations Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Paid sexual services for people with disability Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Promoting sexual well-being for women with disabilities through family-centred integrated behavioural healthcare  Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Occupational therapy’s role empowering sexuality for individuals with disability Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Disability and social work Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Intersections of disability, sexuality, and spirituality within psychological treatment of people with disabilities Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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