Handbook of Sexuality Leadership: Inspiring Community Engagement, Social Empowerment, and Transformational Influence (Paperback)James C. Wadley (editor)
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This interdisciplinary book bridges the gap between sexuality and leadership studies and serves as a blueprint for professionals seeking to understand the rationale behind leadership styles, particularly those which facilitate conversations that educate or liberate individuals, couples, families, and communities.
The Handbook of Sexuality Leadership brings together education, clinical, research, and advocacy experts from the field of sexology, who each speak of their unique leadership experiences - with diversity and inclusivity in mind - and serve as a medium of empowerment and transformational influence. This innovative compendium illuminates strategic planning, community engagement, and the necessity of working with underserved or marginalized communities using a combination of leadership styles. Chapters provide tools for risk taking, organizational improvement, collaborative leadership, and cultural intelligence, as well as strategies to emancipate underrepresented groups and lead systemic change.
With questions for further thought included to provoke critical thinking and initiate transformative conversations, this book will be an essential read for anyone interested in becoming a sexuality consultant or serving in a leadership position.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"While the topics of leadership and sexuality have each received much attention, unfortunately, their intersections have not. Conversely and fortunately, concerning leadership and sexuality, this volume successfully moves the scholarship needle on those understudied intersections. From education and activism to mentoring and more, this volume masterfully reviews what we know, describes what we don't know, and prescribes what we should know. Kudos on a complex job well done!" - Juan Battle, Ph.D., Presidential Professor, Graduate Center of CUNY, USA
"The Handbook of Sexuality Leadership is a powerful collection of works. It provides a comprehensive and innovative view of what we need to know now in order to advance empowered thought and activism in the fields of sexuality and relationships. It is particularly timely in relation to intersectionality studies, moving scholars and educators concerned about multilevel justice to new revelations about what comes next in personal, partnered, and communal visibility and liberation." - Jeanine M. Staples, Associate Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
"The field of sexology finally has an extraordinary compilation of scholarly essays devoted to various perspectives about leadership. This book has been needed for decades and carves out a new and definitive direction for emergent professionals to consider. Each chapter highlights the complexities of serving as a sexuality professional, and this book will be of great use to leading a variety of populations in a myriad of settings." - Monique Howard, Ed.D., Executive Director of Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence, USA
"By brilliantly introducing (or simply reflecting) leadership into sexology, Dr. James C. Wadley has created a treasure map for 21st Century approaches to not only bridging the perpetual divides between sexology and the larger medical and mental health fields, but more importantly, for laying out paths toward the critical social justice ideals sexologists have traditionally championed and struggled to spread. Furthermore, I don't recall ever being moved so emotionally by an 'academic' text - the chapter authors' passion is gripping and contagious. I believe the impact of The Handbook of Sexuality Leadership on all related sexology fields will be seismic." - Richard M. Siegel, Ph.D., LMHC, CST, CSTS, Co-Founder Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, USA
"Many of us working within the field of human sexuality deal with daily frustrations which are mostly due to lack of effective leadership in our communities. Acquiring leadership qualities and skills are not limited to a few with specific social locations. We can all become visionary leaders, inspire others, and be the change we want to see in the world. Any successful leader will tell you that having a generous and insightful mentor has been invaluable in their career. The Handbook of Sexuality Leadership brings multiple perspectives to the mix, which are liberating, inspiring, and packed with wisdom that everyone could benefit from. To our colleagues who have a passion to make our world a better place, I would say, don't just read this book, study it!" - Sara Nasserzadeh, Ph.D., Senior Cultural and Technical Advisor to the United Nations and Author of Wheel of Context for Sexuality Education
"This edgy, unique book offers a stunning array of perspectives on the intersection between sexuality and leadership. Recommended - or perhaps necessary - reading for professionals in the sexuality field as well as for students and others considering a career in sexuality." - Inge Hansen, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Director, Weiland Health Initiative, Stanford University, USA, and Coauthor of The Ethical Sellout
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