"Den är i gråzonen" -Föreställningar kring och arbete med sexualitet i missbruksbehandling för män

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"Den är i gråzonen" -Föreställningar kring och arbete med sexualitet i missbruksbehandling för män

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title "Den är i gråzonen" -Föreställningar kring och arbete med sexualitet i missbruksbehandling för män
Author(s) Johansson, Frida
Date 2009-06-18
English abstract
The aim of the study is to examine which present conceptions of sexuality there are in treatment of substance abuse for men. The intention is to examine how staff members in these environments perceive clients’ sex and sexuality as well as studying if and in that case how they work with sexuality in treatment. A qualitative method formed the methodological approach and semistructured interviews were carried out for the collection of data. Four staff members from two different treatment institutions for substance abuse were interviewed. To analyse the material constructionist theory and queer theory were used in relation to heteronormativity, sexuality and sex/gender. The analysis shows that sexuality was perceived as being in relation to addiction and problems which affects how the work with sexuality was carried out in the institutions. Among the staff members there are insecurity in how to work with and approach sexuality. However, preventing relationships was described as the main objective when working with sexuality. The clients’ sexuality was constructed based on sex and substance abuse. Furthermore heterosexuality was described by the staff as a homogeneus and normative group while homosexuality was described and perceived as problematic. Finally, homosexuality was regarded as a sexual identity while heterosexuality was not, which as a consequence maintains heterosexuality as the norm and starting point in treatments of substance abuse.
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) treatment of substance abuse
sexuality
gender
queer theory
heteronormativity
sexual identity
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8351 (link to this page)

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