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Who are the men in 'Men who have sex with men'?

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dc.contributor.author Manning, Elizabeth Joy
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-08T16:26:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-08T16:26:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en
dc.date.issued 2010-04-08T16:26:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2512
dc.description.abstract The term 'men who have sex with men' (MSM) as commonly used by HIV/AIDS researchers and policy makers is said to describe an obvious group of men. Or does it? While MSM disrupts the homosexual/heterosexual dichotomy through focusing on sexual practices rather than sexual identity, it remains entrenched in binary understandings of sex and gender. Influenced by queer and trans theories, a genderqueer methodology is employed to examine what discourses are deployed when MSM are categorized as a seemingly homogenous group. Who are the “men” in MSM and what are the material consequences of MSM discourse in HIV/AIDS work? Guided by feminist poststructural and Foucauldian theories, this study highlights how MSM discourse functions to exclude trans, intersex, and other non-normative sexed and gendered people while considering the potentially deadly effects of this discourse on those outside of MSM categorizations particularly focusing on its use in the Canadian Guidelines on STIs. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject HIV en
dc.subject MSM en
dc.subject Canadian guidelines on STIs en
dc.subject Queer theory en
dc.subject Genderqueer discourse analysis en
dc.subject STIs en
dc.subject Sexually transmitted infections en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Health Sciences en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Sociology::Public welfare en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Social service en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences en
dc.title Who are the men in 'Men who have sex with men'? en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Strega, Susan
dc.degree.department School of Social Work en
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work M.S.W. en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Manning, Elizabeth. (2009). Queerly disrupting methodology. Proceedings of Feminist Research Methods Conference, Workshop 13, Queer Methodologies. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 1-11. Retrieved March 30, 2010 from http://www.kvinfo.su.se/femmet09/papers/pdf/Manning.pdf. en


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