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Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Ecological Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Historical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of humanistic counseling     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Humanitarian Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Mathematical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Politeness Research. Language, Behaviour, Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Political Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Public and Professional Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Social Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Social Ontology     Open Access  
Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Sociolinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Victorian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Vietnamese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Judgment and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Jurnal Komunitas     Open Access  
K&K : Kultur og Klasse     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kamchatka : Revista de análisis cultural     Open Access  
Kultura i Spoleczenstwo     Open Access  
Kultura Popularna     Open Access  
Kultura-Społeczeństwo-Edukacja     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La Nouvelle Revue du Travail     Open Access  
Labirinto     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Laboreal     Open Access  
Landscapes of Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Lengas     Open Access  
Les Cahiers de Framespa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Life Sciences, Society and Policy     Open Access  
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Limes. Cultural Regionalistics     Open Access  
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal  
London Journal of Canadian Studies     Open Access  
Lutas Sociais     Open Access  
Luxury : History, Culture, Consumption     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Masyarakat : Jurnal Sosiologi     Open Access  
Memorias     Open Access  
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Meridians : feminism, race, transnationalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Metaphor and Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Metaphor and the Social World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
methaodos.revista de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Michigan Family Review     Open Access  
Michigan Feminist Studies     Open Access  
Middle West Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Miranda     Open Access  
Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica     Open Access  
Moussons : Recherche en Sciences Humaines sur l’Asie du Sud-Est     Open Access  
Narrative Works     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Neuroscience of Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
New Zealand Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Nordic Journal of Migration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Observatorio Laboral Revista Venezolana     Open Access  
OGIRISI : a New Journal of African Studies     Open Access  
Opcion     Open Access  
P3T : Journal of Public Policies and Territory     Open Access  
People and Place     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
People Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Philosophy & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Política y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Porn Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
PRISM : A Journal of Regional Engagement     Open Access  
Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Profanações     Open Access  
Professions and Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Protée     Full-text available via subscription  
Psicologia & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Relations Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Punk & Post Punk     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Pyramides     Open Access  
QED : A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking     Full-text available via subscription  
Qualitative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
RASP - Research on Ageing and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Recherches féministes     Full-text available via subscription  
Recherches sociologiques et anthropologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Religião e Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research in Organizational Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Research on Emotion in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Review of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Revista Angolana de Sociologia     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Regional     Open Access  
Revista Catalana de Sociologia     Open Access  
Revista Colombiana de Sociología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Ciencias Sociales (Cl)     Open Access  
Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de História Bilros. História(s), Sociedade(s) e Cultura(s)     Open Access  
Revista de Psicología Social, International Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Sociologia e Polí­tica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista del CESLA     Open Access  
Revista El Topo     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica Direito e Sociedade - REDES     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Organizaciones     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Sociología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios sobre Cuerpos, Emociones y Sociedad     Open Access  
Revista Mad. Revista del Magíster en Análisis Sistémico Aplicado a la Sociedad     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Sociologí­a     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Revista Movimentos Sociais e Dinâmicas Espaciais     Open Access  
Revista Pós Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
Revista Sinais     Open Access  
Revista TOMO     Open Access  
Revue de la régulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue d’ethnoécologie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue Internationale De Securite Sociale     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
RIPS. Revista de Investigaciones Politicas y Sociologicas     Open Access  
Rivista di Sessuologia Clinica     Full-text available via subscription  
Rural China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Rural Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Salud & Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Scientiae Studia     Open Access  
Secuencia     Open Access  
Século XXI – Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
Seminar : A Journal of Germanic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Senses and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexuality Research and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Signs and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Change Review     Open Access  
Social Currents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Social Dynamics: A journal of African studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Social Forces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Social Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Networking     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Social Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Psychology Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Sociedad y Religión     Open Access  
Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
Societal Studies     Open Access  
SocietàMutamentoPolitica     Open Access  
Societies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Society and Culture in South Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Socio-logos     Open Access  
Sociolinguistic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sociolinguistica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sociologia     Open Access  
Sociologia del diritto     Full-text available via subscription  
Sociologia del Lavoro     Full-text available via subscription  
Sociologia della Comunicazione     Full-text available via subscription  
Sociologia e Politiche Sociali     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale     Full-text available via subscription  
Sociologia Internationalis     Full-text available via subscription  
Sociologia Ruralis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Sociologia urbana e rurale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas     Open Access  
Sociologias     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Sociológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sociological Focus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sociological Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Sociological Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Sociological Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Sociological Methods & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Sociological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Sociological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Sociological Research Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Sociological Spectrum: Mid-South Sociological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sociological Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Sociologie     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Sociologie et sociétés     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
SociologieS - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sociologus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 166)
Sociology and Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sociology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Sociology Mind     Open Access   (Followers: 5)

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Journal Cover Sexuality Research and Social Policy
  [SJR: 0.808]   [H-I: 15]   [7 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 1868-9884 - ISSN (Online) 1553-6610
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2336 journals]
  • Sexualizing Neoliberalism: Identifying Technologies of Privatization,
           Cleansing, and Scarcity
    • Authors: Jyoti Puri
      Pages: 308 - 320
      Abstract: Drawing from sexual politics unfolding in the contemporary Indian context, this article tracks the ways that sexuality provides particularly fertile ground for neoliberalism’s itineraries. Juxtaposing three disparate cases involving the struggle for decriminalization, labor rights, and migration, it identifies the technologies of privatization, cleansing, and scarcity as crucial to normalizing neoliberalism. In so doing, the essay analyzes how states continue to thrive by extending market principles through privatization, promoting the interests of the urban middle classes while dislocating subaltern communities, and upholding racist and nationalist ideologies by deporting select migrant populations.
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0236-y
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2016)
  • Neoliberalism, Masculinity, and HIV Risk
    • Authors: Barry D. Adam
      Pages: 321 - 329
      Abstract: Health science research on HIV risk focuses strongly on psychological traits of individuals as determinants of health and vulnerability. This paper seeks to place these findings in a larger social context marked by neoliberalism to provide some insights into the arenas of vulnerability to risk. These arenas are shaped by shifts in the environing political economy which generate subjectivities concordant with the pressures of the neoliberal turn to increasing marketization, individualization, and responsibilization. These pressures create cultures of expectation that accentuate particular trends defining success, masculinity, and risk in contemporary societies. In other words, the “risk factors,” identified in the now voluminous research literature on HIV, cumulate in particular social locations that, at least in part, articulate with masculine gender performance in marketplaces. These intersections affect the expression of sex between men and vulnerabilities to risk, providing an alternative understanding to the deficit models currently in health science research.
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0232-2
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2016)
  • Latina Girls, Sexual Agency, and the Contradictions of Neoliberalism
    • Authors: Emily S. Mann
      Pages: 330 - 340
      Abstract: This article contributes to the literature on adolescent girls’ sexual subjectivities using individual interviews conducted with 30 working-class, Latina teenagers. Latina girls’ accounts of their experiences with sexual debut, current sexual relationships, and sexual abstinence reveal that they construct sexual subjectivities through multiple forms of sexual agency; however, for some, the absence of sexual agency remains an enduring feature of their sexual experiences. The findings illustrate the contradictions embedded in Latina girls’ narratives of sexual agency whereby they often draw on dominant discourses of neoliberalism, heterosexuality, and traditional gender ideology as rhetorical strategies by which to legitimize their sexual decision-making and resist their subjectification as “at-risk” girls. The uptake of these discourses in the narratives of those marginalized at the intersections of gender, race, and class demonstrate the salience of neoliberalism as a form of disciplinary power and have implications for ongoing efforts to foster positive adolescent sexual development.
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0237-x
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2016)
  • Neoliberal Parenting, Future Sexual Citizens, and Vaccines Against Sexual
    • Authors: Jennifer A. Reich
      Pages: 341 - 355
      Abstract: Public health systems in the USA and elsewhere recommend vaccination for children from birth through college. Some vaccines target diseases that are easily spread through casual contact, others—like those against hepatitis B and the human papilloma virus (HPV)—target infections spread though more intimate contact, including the exchange of bodily fluids during sexual activity. Although vaccination is very safe, it is in fact a medical intervention into the body that carries some minute risk and that requires individuals or parents to consent. As such, vaccines make for an exciting case through which to understand meanings of health, disease, sexuality, and choice in the context of neoliberalism. Using qualitative data from parents, pediatricians, and attorneys from the vaccine injury compensation system, this article first explores parents’ perceptions of these two vaccines for their children, beliefs about their children’s future sexual selves, and their goals to raise children into the kinds of sexual citizens they desire them to be. Second, the parents’ views are placed in dialogue with pediatricians’ experiences of working with parents to gain trust in the HPV vaccine, as well as barriers to providing care to teens when they become sexually active. Finally, implications for policy are discussed.
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0227-z
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2016)
  • The Gentle Neoliberalism of Modern Anti-bullying Texts: Surveillance,
           Intervention, and Bystanders in Contemporary Bullying Discourse
    • Authors: Doug Meyer
      Pages: 356 - 370
      Abstract: The author argues for the concept of "gentle" neoliberalism to account for how discourse in anti-bullying texts has increasingly presented itself as gentle and kind, while simultaneously reinforcing systems of surveillance and control. Results, based on a grounded theory analysis of 22 anti-bullying books, reveal that the texts generally decoupled bullying from power relations based on sexuality, overlooking homophobia and heteronormativity and marginalizing the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Further, findings demonstrate a shift over time in the texts from an explicitly harsh description of the bullies to a seemingly kinder emphasis on reporting and intervening on behalf of the individual being bullied. This shift to interventionist discourse potentially expands mechanisms of control and reinforces inequalities based on race and social class, as bystanders are increasingly held accountable and students are encouraged to report their peers to authority figures. In response to neoliberal anti-bullying discourse, the author argues for scholarship and policy solutions that undermine unequal power structures and yet also oppose surveillance strategies of monitoring, reporting, and intervening.
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0238-9
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2016)
  • The Problem with the Phrase “Intersecting Identities”: LGBT
           Affirmative Therapy, Intersectionality, and Neoliberalism
    • Authors: Patrick R. Grzanka; Joseph R. Miles
      Pages: 371 - 389
      Abstract: Since the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness in 1973, psychology has transformed the way it approaches sexual orientation and gender identity issues in scientific research and clinical practice. The paradigmatic shift from psychopathology to identity has corresponded with the introduction of “LGBT affirmative therapy,” which suggests that therapists should affirm clients’ sexual orientations rather than reinforce sexual minorities’ experiences of stigma and marginalization. This qualitative study used a subset of psychotherapy training videos about LGBT issues to explore the form of content of LGBT affirmative therapy in the context of increased attention to identity and multiculturalism in applied psychology. The videos suggest that multiculturally competent therapists should understand sexuality and gender issues in terms of what psychologists call “multiple” or “intersecting” identities, namely race and ethnicity. While the multicultural turn in psychotherapy may signal a transformation in mental health service provision, our analysis questions whether these videos may unintentionally reflect a neoliberal logic of inclusion that obscures the structural dimensions of social inequality. We suggest that the uptake of intersectionality-like identitarian discourse in psychotherapy in particular offers opportunities for challenging and reinforcing neoliberalism.
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0240-2
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2016)
  • Neoliberalism’s Market Morality and Heteroflexibility: Protectionist and
           Free Market Discourses in Debates for Legal Prostitution
    • Authors: Barbara G. Brents
      Pages: 402 - 416
      Abstract: In August of 1999, not too long before narratives of sex trafficking began to dominate prostitution policy debates, the residents of a small town in Nevada debated closing the city’s legal brothels. Citizens crowded the hearing hall, holding signs about protecting family and community values. But instead of opposing prostitution, as one might have expected, most public commenters echoed a sign that read, “Pro Family, Pro Prostitution.” Drawing on an analysis of the testimony of the 51 citizens in attendance at that public hearing and ethnographic data gathered in four visits to Evenheart over a 1-year period, this paper examines the arguments that framed support for, and opposition to, legal prostitution at this critical historic juncture. The research finds important differences in the ways particular neoliberal discourses can be deployed to the wide range of sexual, gender, and relationship values that constitute heterosexuality. Both supporters and opponents drew on market logics—defined for purposes of this paper as a neoliberal individualism and economic rationality of free trade, scarcity, competition, and self-regulation—as well as on discourses of morality and the family, but each side used them in strikingly different ways. Brothel supporters drew on market logics to defend and support individualized family values and a market-driven morality, while brothel opponents deployed market logics that supported conservative heteronormative values and morals. I suggest that these deployments of market logics, particularly among brothel supporters, are instances of “heteroflexibility” in neoliberal governance, that is, flexibility in the various gender, sexual, and relationship norms that collectively make up heterosexuality as an institution. Key to the intensity of heteroflexibility’s challenge to heterosexuality, both then and today, is whether market logics use free choice or protection discourses in the neoliberal governance of sexuality.
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0250-0
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2016)
  • To Have or Not to Have Children? That Is the Question. Factors Influencing
           Parental Decisions Among Lesbians and Gay Men
    • Authors: Jorge Gato; Sara Santos; Anne Marie Fontaine
      Abstract: Few studies have examined lesbians’ and gay men’s parental decision-making processes. Our goal in this work was to review what literature says about this understudied area of research. We first looked at transformations that have made it possible for lesbian- and gay-parented families to gain visibility. We then described how parental aspirations of lesbians and gay men have been operationalized. Factors shaping parental decisions were categorized as sociodemographic (gender, age and cohort, and race/ethnicity), personal (internalization of anti-homosexual prejudice and openness about one’s non-heterosexual orientation), relational (one’s partner’s parental motivation and social support), and contextual (work conditions, access to LGBT support networks, information and resources, and social, legal, and medical barriers). Research findings were discussed and implications for future research and social policies regarding the issue of prospective lesbian and gay parenthood were drawn.
      PubDate: 2016-11-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0268-3
  • The Sexual Health Knowledge of People with Intellectual Disabilities: a
    • Authors: Magdalena Borawska-Charko; Poul Rohleder; W. Mick. L. Finlay
      Abstract: There is a growing recognition that people with disabilities have the same sexual needs and rights as people without disabilities. However, less attention is paid to the sexuality of people diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. This narrative review summarises what is currently known about the level of sexual health knowledge of people with intellectual disabilities. A literature review was conducted of the published literature using Google Scholar, PubMed, PsychInfo, EBSCOhost and Science Direct. Forty-eight articles were identified that addressed the question about the level of sexual health knowledge of people with intellectual disabilities. Overall, studies demonstrate that people with intellectual disabilities are highly variable in levels of sexual knowledge, but on average have a range of deficits in knowledge compared to non-disabled individuals. More tailored education and support in accessing formal and informal sources of information are needed.
      PubDate: 2016-11-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0267-4
  • We are Not Asexual Beings: Disabled Women in Zimbabwe Talk About Their
           Active Sexuality
    • Authors: Christine Peta; Judith McKenzie; Harsha Kathard; Adelene Africa
      Abstract: This paper illuminates the experiences of sexuality of disabled women in Zimbabwe, from a standpoint where the women challenge the myth that they are asexual beings. Sixteen women with disabilities participated in this study and a number of themes emerged from an analysis of their narratives. A discussion of all the themes that emerged in the broad study is beyond the scope of this article; hence, in this paper, we focus on four themes that illuminate the active sexuality of participants: (1) dynamic engagement in intimate partner relationships, (2) drawing feminine strategic power from cultural practices of sexual initiation, (3) enhancing eroticism through vaginal modification, and (4) reproduction and motherhood. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that while disabled women may acknowledge the oppression they perceive as being characteristic of their experiences of sexuality, they are not passive recipients of disability and sexuality stereotypes. Disabled women construct their own understanding of what it means to be sexual and they assert their sexuality in ways that challenge the dominant, restrictive, and ableist constructions of sexuality. The themes that we discuss in this article highlight the intersectional nature of the experiences of sexuality of participants within a critical feminist disability studies theoretical framework.
      PubDate: 2016-11-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0266-5
  • Pregnancy Without Women: Lessons from Childbirth Classes
    • Authors: Natalia Deeb-Sossa; Heather Kane
      Abstract: In this article, we examine motherhood “scripts,” or cultural discourses, taught in prenatal classes in the US South. Our analysis revealed that these prenatal classes, all taught in the early 2000s, appear to have supported a model of “intensive mothering” that undermined women’s autonomy and power in pregnancy. In addition, the content and messaging of these classes appears to have contributed to a societal tendency to make pregnant women, especially poor women and women of color, invisible while privileging the fetus as a person rater than as a potential person.
      PubDate: 2016-10-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0265-6
  • Sex Work Realities Versus Government Policies: Meanings of
           Anti-trafficking Initiatives for Sex Workers in the Netherlands
    • Authors: Maite Verhoeven
      Abstract: Representations of the sex industry as a nest for involuntary sex work and exploitation shape the answers governments formulate to regulate the industry. In the legalized sex industry of the Netherlands, additional regulations and measures have been implemented recently to expand control and to prevent human trafficking. Increasing criticisms however claim that stricter control of the sex industry is not always in favor of the people concerned. This article uses symbolic interactionism to explore the meanings sex workers ascribe to their situation, to their work, and to the government’s interventions. The article addresses an example of a recently introduced anti-trafficking measure: the mandatory intake of people who want to work in the sex industry, meaning a face-to-face conversation with the authorities. This intake should inform sex workers and provide the local authorities with the possibility of identifying signs of trafficking, which can lead to work restrictions. However, interviews with sex workers show that the government’s intentions to offer help and protection for sex workers can mean control, discrimination, and work restrictions. Whereas the government wants to preclude possible victims of human trafficking from working in the sex industry, sex workers perceive their situation as a possibility to improve their lives. As a consequence, they withhold information about pimps and boyfriends from the authorities, or move to work in other cities, and sparingly use the assistance offered by the authorities.
      PubDate: 2016-10-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0264-7
  • Adopting a Multilevel Approach to Protecting Residents’ Rights to
           Sexuality in the Long-Term Care Environment: Policies, Staff Training, and
           Response Strategies
    • Authors: Merea D. Bentrott; Jennifer A. Margrett
      Abstract: It is estimated that long-term care (LTC) facilities in the US will experience a 40 % increase in occupancy between the years 2000 to 2020 (American Health Care Association 2012). Whole-person wellness embodies multiple elements of well-being, among which sexuality and the choice to remain sexually expressive, a basic human right for older adults, should be included. However, this right is largely overlooked in the context of LTC, and oftentimes, normative sexual expression among LTC residents is mislabeled as problematic behavior. Systems and bioecological theories provide a conceptual multilevel framework for understanding interactions among relevant institutions and government entities and their influence on residents’ sexual expression. The current article addresses the issue of preserving residents’ choices to be sexually expressive and places current US laws regarding sexual expression in LTC in the context of international perspectives on sexual health rights and laws. Input from LTC Ombudsmen from the US was utilized to inform recommendations to enhance current policies and contribute feedback for effective training guidelines for LTC staff in addressing residents’ sexual expression. Both universal acknowledgement of sexuality as a human right and legal guidelines are necessary to broaden understanding of the meaning of sexuality in older adulthood and aid in ethical and person-centered response strategies which promote autonomy and preserve each individual resident’s rights to sexual expression while maintaining safety.
      PubDate: 2016-10-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0260-y
  • Erratum to: Migration Stress, Poor Mental Health, and Engagement in Sex
           with High-Risk Partners: a Mediation Modeling Analysis of Data from
           Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China
    • Authors: Bin Yu; Xinguang Chen; Yaqiong Yan; Jie Gong; Fang Li; Emily K. Roberson
      PubDate: 2016-10-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0262-9
  • Desiring Neoliberalism
    • Abstract: The paper is based on the premise that neoliberalism is a political rationality that is not only anti-social but also requires an anti-democratic and violent form of statehood. However, neoliberalism is not solely based on coercion and force, but paradoxically also on consensus. This consensus is not least organized through its flexibilized and pluralized sexual politics. By focussing on sexual politics in Germany’s capital Berlin, the paper highlights that the flexibilization of the apparatus of sexuality is not merely a side effect of neoliberalism but a constitutive element of neoliberal governmentality that is deployed to legitimate an anti-democratic and violent neoliberal state. Neoliberalism uses the promise of sexual tolerance, flexibility, and pluralism in order to fulfill its anti-social, anti-democratic, and violent agenda. Furthermore, it is argued that neoliberal sexual politics require a rethinking of the concept of heteronormativity. Here, I propose to recast heteronormativity as heteronormalization.
      PubDate: 2016-10-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0257-6
  • Testing the Validity and Factor Structure of the Willingness to Engage in
           Consensual Non-Monogamy Scale Among College Men and Women
    • Abstract: Currently, the Willingness to Engage in Consensual Non-monogamy (CNM) Scale (Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 32: 222-240, 2015) is the only known measure for assessing CNM desire among individuals who have never engaged in CNM. However, the factor structure and validity of this measure have yet to be tested. Further, scholars have yet to consider that this scale may measure different constructs across men and women. Given the magnitude and consistency with which previous work has reported gender differences in CNM research, it is worthy to critically evaluate this scale. The purpose of this study was to examine the factor structure and validity of the Willingness to Engage in CNM Scale. Additionally, this study examined the factorial invariance of this scale across men and women. Results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses using a large sample (N = 938) of college attending emerging adults (ages 18–29) supported a single-factor structure for all items in the scale. This study also found supporting evidence for convergent and divergent validity. A multigroup confirmatory factor analysis indicated partial measurement invariance across men and women. Implications for CNM research, methodology, and policy are discussed.
      PubDate: 2016-10-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0263-8
  • The Role of Political and Legislative Changes in the Everyday Lives of LGB
           Individuals: the Case of Portugal
    • Authors: Henrique Pereira; Samuel Monteiro
      Abstract: Using findings from a qualitative investigation based on in-depth asynchronous online interviews with 425 self-identified LGB Portuguese individuals (73.9 % gay, 12.3 % lesbian, and 13.8 % bisexual), this paper explores the role of political and legislative changes in the everyday lives of LGB individuals after the implementation of recent political and legislative changes in the country, such as the 2010 law allowing same-sex couples to marry and the 2016 law allowing same-sex couples to adopt and joint-adopt children. Participants were asked to complete a structured interview online, which consisted of socio-demographic questions concerning age, sexual orientation, gender, occupation, education, relationship status, and knowledge of the legislation that affected them as an LGB person. Participants were also asked to write a response to a single open-ended and fundamental question: “As an LGB person, what was the most important thing that happened to you over the last year because of the political and legislative changes concerning LGB rights implemented in Portugal?” The content analysis of the major findings was structured around the following main thematic areas: relationships and family, coming out issues, health issues, happiness and personal development, and social and political changes. The paper concludes by highlighting the importance of political and legislative changes in the everyday lives of LGB people, as delivering this type of knowledge is a very important tool to fight discrimination against LGB individuals.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0261-x
  • Internalized Homophobia and Perceived Stigma: a Validation Study of Stigma
           Measures in a Sample of Young Men who Have Sex with Men
    • Authors: Jae A. Puckett; Michael E. Newcomb; Daniel T. Ryan; Greg Swann; Robert Garofalo; Brian Mustanski
      Abstract: Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) experience minority stressors that impact their mental health, substance use, and sexual risk behaviors. Internalized homophobia (IH) and perceived stigma represent two of these minority stressors, and there has been limited research empirically validating measures of these constructs. We validated measures of IH and perceived stigma with a sample of 450 YMSM (mean age = 18.9) and a sample of 370 YMSM (mean age = 22.9). Results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported modifications to the IH and perceived stigma scales, ultimately revealing a three factor and one factor structure, respectively. Convergent and discriminant validity were examined utilizing correlations between IH, perceived stigma, and other variables related to minority stress (e.g., victimization). We evaluated predictive validity by examining relations with mental health, substance use, and risky sexual behaviors measured 12-months from baseline. There were mixed findings for IH, with subscales varying in their relations to mental health, drinking, and sexual risk variables. Perceived stigma was not related to mental health or substance use, but was associated with greater prevalence of STIs. Findings supported the use of these modified scales with YMSM and highlight the need for further measurement studies.
      PubDate: 2016-09-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0258-5
  • Mostly Normal: American Psychiatric Taxonomy, Sexuality, and Neoliberal
           Mechanisms of Exclusion
    • Authors: Geeti Das
      Abstract: Accounts of how homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1974 treat it as a moment of liberation and scientific progress. Economic imperatives in the 1980s, including the rise of drug companies and competition from related professions, led American psychiatrists to redefine and consolidate the profession’s status as distinct and with a unique domain. This was achieved by inducing a paradigm shift in taxonomy that was partly enabled by the struggles that led to depathologization. This paper calls into question this progress narrative of scientific knowledge production to focus instead on the power dynamics, exclusions, and processes of homogenization that have also characterized the relationship of sexuality to the DSM after depathologization. While the USA has seen the rise of much needed research into sexuality, it has also seen a tendency to flatten “LGBT” categories, understand distress in predominantly individualistic frameworks, absorb dissent within a context of increasing professionalization and bureaucratization, and create the impression of comparability across disparate frames of understanding. This paper advances a theory of how depathologization and the paradigm shift in taxonomy operated on certain neoliberal logics that have affected the understanding and management of sexual minorities in the USA.
      PubDate: 2016-09-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0259-4
  • The Neoliberalism Wars, or Notes on the Persistence of Neoliberalism
    • Authors: Patrick R. Grzanka; Emily S. Mann; Sinikka Elliott
      PubDate: 2016-09-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0255-8
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