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

dc.contributor.authorManning, Elizabeth Joy
dc.contributor.supervisorStrega, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-08T16:26:37Z
dc.date.available2010-04-08T16:26:37Z
dc.date.copyright2010en
dc.date.issued2010-04-08T16:26:37Z
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Social Worken
dc.degree.levelMaster of Social Work M.S.W.en
dc.description.abstractThe 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.identifier.bibliographicCitationManning, 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
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/2512
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben
dc.subjectHIVen
dc.subjectMSMen
dc.subjectCanadian guidelines on STIsen
dc.subjectQueer theoryen
dc.subjectGenderqueer discourse analysisen
dc.subjectSTIsen
dc.subjectSexually transmitted infectionsen
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Health Sciencesen
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Sociology::Public welfareen
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Social serviceen
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciencesen
dc.titleWho are the men in 'Men who have sex with men'?en
dc.typeThesisen

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