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Risky business? Organizing sexual facilitation in Swedish personal assistance services

Författare och institution:
Julia Bahner (Institutionen för socialt arbete)
Publicerad i:
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 18 ( 2 ) s. 164-175
ISSN:
1501-7419
E-ISSN:
1745-3011
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Despite nearly two decades of disability research highlighting the need to take greater account of disabled people's sexualities, sexuality is still largely a taboo subject in disability services, thus limiting service users’ possibilities to express their sexuality. In this article, I aim to show how Swedish personal assistance managers organize sexual facilitation, that is, assistance from personnel in service users’ sexual engagement. The article draws on findings from a focus group study with managers of municipal and private service providers. Three main themes are discussed: the managers’ different ways of organizing sexual facilitation; how they conceptualize sexuality and normality; and risk management practices. I argue that societal discourse on sexual normality greatly influences managers’ views on and strategies for organizing sexual facilitation. Hence, sexual facilitation in personal assistance services is viewed as a non-normative form of sexuality and a work-related risk rather than a possibility to increase service users’ sexual rights.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete ->
Handikappsforskning
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Annan samhällsvetenskap ->
Övrig annan samhällsvetenskap ->
Social omsorg/socialpedagogik
Nyckelord:
Sexuality, disability, independent living, management, policy
Postens nummer:
220128
Posten skapad:
2015-08-04 10:20
Posten ändrad:
2016-04-29 10:51

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