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Responses from the lesbian & gay psychology section to crossley's 'Making sense of 'barebacking"

Barker, M, Hagger-Johnson, G, Hegarty, P, Hutchison, C and Riggs, D (2007) Responses from the lesbian & gay psychology section to crossley's 'Making sense of 'barebacking" British Journal of Social Psychology, 46. pp. 667-677.

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The aim of the present study is to summarize key responses to Crossley's (2004) article 'Making sense of barebacking' from members of the British Psychological Society's Lesbian & Gay Psychology Section. These responses are assembled into four main themes: (I) terminology, including descriptions of sexual behaviour that are inaccurate and pejorative; (2) representations that endorse culturally dominant and stigmatizing stereotypes of gay men as hedonistic, promiscuous, morally irresponsible and interested in sex rather than relationships; (3) methodology, particularly the use of autobiographical and fictional accounts as reliable sources of data about HIV risk; (4) ethics, especially the infringement of the dignity and the worth of those researched or represented. We welcome attempts to address the continuing problems of HIV/AIDS but recommend that authors and editors enter into dialogue with colleagues who are members of sexual minority communities as part of the research process.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Barker, M
Hagger-Johnson, G
Hutchison, C
Riggs, D
Date : 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords : sexual-behavior; health-promotion; homosexual-men; unsafe sex; hiv; risk
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:07
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 16:04

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