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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalitiesInternational perspectives in social work$
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Julie Fish and Kate Karban

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447309673

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.001.0001

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Queering social work methods in health disparities and health promotion in the United States

Queering social work methods in health disparities and health promotion in the United States

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(p.281) Seventeen Queering social work methods in health disparities and health promotion in the United States
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities
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Tyler M. Argüello

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.003.0017

This chapter starts from the understanding that Queer men continue to experience disproportionate rates of HIV. It offers an analysis grounded in critical theory to examine the way in which social work is dominated by identitarian-based interventions thereby contributing to the discursive production of Queer populations. In particular Critical Discourse Analysis and Social Semiotics are adopted as interrelated methodologies for understanding micro-processes of communication, based on a case study in the area of HIV prevention. The use of infotainment, alongside the production of health disparities, as a means of lifestyle marketing is subjected to social semiotic analysis, revealing the misrepresentation of HIV. Supported by transdisciplinary work, self-reflexivity is seen as essential for ethical and critical practice. The chapter includes examples of images used to demonstrate the analysis.

Keywords:   queer theory, critical discourse analysis, social semiotics, HIV, self-reflexivity

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