Discourses of race, class, gender and sexual identity in the writings of feminist family therapists

dc.contributor.authorToth, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-23T14:42:59Z
dc.date.available2021-04-23T14:42:59Z
dc.date.copyright1999
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Family Relations and Applied Nutritionen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a deconstructive reading of recent feminist family therapy literature with regard to constructions of race, class, gender and sexual identity. It answers the following questions: (1) how have feminist family therapists constructed race, class, gender and sexual identity in their recent academic writing? (2) what are the discourses and ideological positions informing these constructions? (3) what is missing from such constructions? and (4) in what ways do these constructions challenge or support social relations of oppression and domination? Four primary discourses were noted: enlightenment discourse, biological discourse, cultural discourse, and discourses of oppression and rule. I argue for a political analysis which integrates race, class, gender and sexual identity, and that focuses on the formation of identity and resistance to oppression. I maintain that feminist family therapy is uniquely positioned to explore both.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/25336
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectdeconstructive readingen_US
dc.subjectfeminist family therapy literatureen_US
dc.subjectconstructionsen_US
dc.subjectraceen_US
dc.subjectclassen_US
dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.subjectsexual identityen_US
dc.titleDiscourses of race, class, gender and sexual identity in the writings of feminist family therapistsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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