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When you ain't got nothing, you've got nothing to lose: En kvalitativ studie om stigmatiserade individers möjligheter att återinträda i samhällsgemenskapen
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
When you ain’t got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose : A qualitative study of stigmatized individuals' opportunities to re-enter the society (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna uppsats behandlar ett antal stigmatiserade individers möjligheter att återinträda i samhällsgemenskapen efter ett liv i missbruk eller på institution. Detta har skildrats genom individernas livsresa, från inspärrning/inskrivning på totala institutioner till det vakuum som uppstår när de blivit frisläppta eller utskrivna, och vad de därefter har för möjligheter att förändra sin identitet och bli en del av samhällsgemenskapen. Vi har inriktat oss på en verksamhet, som fångar upp personer i ett mellanläge, efter inspärrning men före samhällsintegrering. Verksamheten har till skillnad från statliga behandlingsverksamheter en acceptans för Harm Reduction. I tidigare forskning har vi beskrivit missbruksvården och den svenska narkotikapolitiken. Studien utgår ifrån en kvalitativ metodik och det perspektiv vi antagit är symbolisk interaktionism. Vi har använt oss av teorier kring totala institutioner, stämpling och identitet. Som metod använde vi den hermeneutiska. I studiens slutsats framkom det att nolltoleransen inte alltid fungerar som ett sätt för individer med missbruksproblem att återinträda i samhällsgemenskapen. Det framkom att Harm Reduction istället kan skapa vissa möjligheter för dessa individer. Till sist framkom det även att våra informanter formas av institutioner.

Abstract [en]

This essay relates with some stigmatized individuals' opportunities to re-enter the society after a life of addiction or at an institution. This has been portrayed by the individual's life journey from imprisonment/enrollment in total institutions, to the vacuum that occurs when they have been released or discharged, and what they then have for opportunities to change their identity and become part of the society. We have focused on an organization that captures people in its mid-position after imprisonment but before social integration. The organization has, unlike other public treatment centers, an acceptance of Harm Reduction. In previous research, we have described addiction-treatment and the Swedish drug policy. The essay is based on a qualitative methodology and the perspective we have adopted is symbolic interactionism. We have used the theories of total institutions, labeling, and identity. As the method we used the hermeneutic. The study concludes showed that zero-tolerance does not always work as a way for individuals with addiction problems to re-enter the society. It was revealed that Harm Reduction instead may create some opportunities for these individuals. Our final conclusion was that our informants were shaped by institutions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 46 p.
Keyword [sv]
Nolltolerans, Harm Reduction, Arbete, Identitet, Missbruk, Självbild, Integrering, Institution
National Category
Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19119OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-19119DiVA: diva2:627724
Subject / course
Social Work
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Projects
Zero-tolerance, Harm Reduction, Labour, Identity, Addiction, Self-image, Integration, Institution
Available from: 2013-06-12 Created: 2013-06-12 Last updated: 2013-06-12Bibliographically approved

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