Exploring the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class in the clinical setting

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Well over a decade ago, when I was in my honors year, I found myself struggling to write a thesis on race and Whiteness in Australia in which I explicitly positioned myself as a White gay man. The data that I examined in the thesis reflected my own experiences of race privilege, yet many of the experiences I drew upon also involved my identity as a gay man and my experiences of marginalization in this regard. In exploring my own experiences of privilege living as a White person in a colonial nation, I was left feeling somewhat uneasy; I had a nagging feeling that, somehow, while this emphasis upon race privilege told the most important story, it didn't tell all of the story: It didn't locate me within a range of identity categories from which I stand both to benefit and potentially to be disadvantaged.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExplorations in diversity
Subtitle of host publicationExamining the complexities of privilege, discrimination and oppression
EditorsSharon K. Anderson, Valerie A. Middleton
Place of PublicationNew York, U.S.A
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780190617059 , 9780190617066
ISBN (Print)9780190617042
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • class
  • Clinical setting
  • Clinical practice
  • cultural identity
  • Health care


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