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  • 1.
    Balevi, Mehtap
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Friborg, Carin
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Hovrättens och tingsrättens bedömning av hedersrelaterat våld och annat våld: - En kvalitativ analys av rättsfall rörande våldsbrott2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study has been to describe and analyse in which way court make a distinction between honour related violence and violence in other cases by using an text analysis together with an content analysis. Previous research shows that honour related violence have been a controversial concept, which have made it hard for the swedish society to get a hand of the background of the phenomenon. Some researcher describe honour related violence as a cultural related lifestyle, all though some researchers does not agree with this explanation. The result have been analysed through a feministic perspective on gender, definitions of ascendancy, the normalizations process of violence and through honour and shame. To create an understanding of how the gender norms can take place in different family structures, Al-Baldawis pyramid of patriarchal family structure have been used as an illustration of the differences in authority of power. The main result shows that men's violence against women have been over represented, categorized after violence in close relationships. It also shows that the court´s assessment often is objective, based on the circumstances of the case. 

  • 2.
    Berggren, Emmelie
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Björksten, Johanna
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Carlson, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Sociala bestämningsfaktorer för alkoholvanor och alkoholrelaterade problem bland Stockholms ungdomar2016Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 3.
    Bergström, Linnea
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Andersen, Margreta
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Människohandel för sexuella ändamål: Mellan raderna: En textanalys av myndighetsdokument om stöd och skydd för personer utsatta för människohandel för sexuella ändamål.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study has been to investigate the support and protection the Swedish government can offer victims of human trafficking for sexual purposes (HTSP). This has been accomplished through a textual analysis of selected governmental documents, which describe support and protection for victims of HTSP. A focal point of this study has been to analyse whether the procedures described in the documents, and also the intentions therein, bears resemblance to the empowerment-theory. This includes whether it adds to a process where the persons are empowered and receives more control over their own lives. The result of the study shows that the texts express intentions of long-term support. We view these intentions as bearing resemblance to the empowerment-theory. Also, the texts show intentions of offering support and protection unconditionally and based upon human rights. The support and protection described in the texts envelop both emergent and long-term support. All victims of HTSP, though, do not have access to the same support and protection since this is based on what sort of visa the person holds. It is demanded to be part of a court-process to receive a short-term visa in Sweden. Because of this, it might be discussed whether support and protection is given first and foremost to meet the needs of victims of HTSP, or with the goal of fighting crime.

  • 4.
    Borg, Erik A.
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Tesfaye, Besrat
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, ENTER forum.
    Gawell, Malin
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, ENTER forum.
    Hajighasemi, Ali
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Enterprises in the suburbs and the locality of entrepreneurship2017In: Great regional awakening: new directions / [ed] Lesa Reynolds, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Suburbs represent an essential subject for regional studies and have a rapidly increasing economic significance within wider metropolitan regions (Phelps 2010). It is necessary to create inclusive suburbs with a stronger identity. The current growth of populations in major cities requires an ability to reorganize existing cities and a massive restructuring of urban infrastructure (Modarres and Kirby 2010). The interpretation of the needs of suburbs have previously called for a transdisciplinary and collaborative strategy (Després et al. 2004). We look at entrepreneurship and different types of 21 businesses as a source of vitalization of suburbs. These ventures are studied in the context of the diversity of the population of suburb. Entrepreneurial investments, the establishment of high impact enterprises as well as networking among local and migrant businesses represent elements that can vitalize previously marginalized suburbs. Enterprises that are clustered in suburban neighborhoods reflect the different impacts of suburban and city spatial forms. Newly arrived citizens draw upon the critical mass of ethnic members to form a niche market for ethnic business (Fong et al. 2007). Minorities may have limited access to financial capital in the larger urban economy, but ethnic enclaves may provide a source of a unique competitive advantage (Cummings 1999). Entrepreneurship rooted in a suburban surrounding represent a specific opportunity to become embedded in an economic and spatial dimension. The migrant may be seen as representing a diversity capital which penetrate specific market conditions located in ethnically diverse neighborhoods situated in the suburbs of major cities. The spatial and entrepreneurial dimension of ethnic business can thereby be given a relevant context for interpretation.

  • 5.
    Buller, Charlotte
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    "Vi hinner inte med helt enkelt": En studie om bilden av socialsekreterare i svensk dagspress2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to give understanding to the representations of social workers in the daily press in Sweden. The empirical material of this study consists of 120 articles published in the morning newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet in the years of 2015 and 2016. The method used were qualitative analysis of ideas and content analysis and the analytical framework used is based on ideas about social workers that has been identified in previous research. The analysis is based mainly on four ideas of social workers as the media describes the profession.

    From the results it appears that socials workers are mainly described as victims due to systematic and structural shortages. The descriptions of social workers as helpers and incompetent are often linked to the description of them as victims. The description of social workers as cruel and malicious are fewer than the other categories and are limited to specific areas presented in the news.

  • 6.
    Carlson, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Binge drinking in adolescence: Social stratification and the collectivity of drinking cultures2016In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 21, no 1, 74-85 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Carlson, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Commentary on Dissing et al. (2013): How should we understand the links between alcohol consumption and health?2013In: Addiction, ISSN 0965-2140, E-ISSN 1360-0443, Vol. 108, no 11, 1915-1915 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Carlson, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change).
    Trust and health in Eastern Europe: Conceptions of a new society2016In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 25, no 1, 69-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Carlson, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Almquist, Ylva B.
    Centre for Health Equity Studies - Stockholm university/Karolinska institutet.
    Are area-level effects just a proxy for school-level effects?: Socioeconomic differences in alcohol consumption patterns among Swedish adolescents.2016In: Drug And Alcohol Dependence, ISSN 0376-8716, E-ISSN 1879-0046, Vol. 166, 243-248 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Daii, Emil
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Transperspektiv hos socialarbetare: Socialarbetares upplevelser av bemötandet av transpersoner2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 11.
    Dmitieva, Alexandra
    et al.
    St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    Kravchenko, Zhanna
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Drug control policies in Russia: unhealthy, deviant, and criminal2016In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. IX, no 4, 12-22 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the policies on drug control and regulation in Russia. We demonstrate that, although agencies involved in drug con-trol and regulation are important for the reproduction of differentiated practices of drug use, they formulate a rather homogeneous image of a drug user as an unhealthy deviant and criminal, and an unequivocal threat to society. At the same time, in the process of policy realization, the most vulnerable groups of users become the main target of public intervention. As a result, stigmatization and violence against these groups becomes institutionalized and legitimized. Moreover, drug control and regulation resonate with a broader range of public policies and spill over into parts of society not associated with illicit drug use.

  • 12.
    Eriksson, Maria
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Lindberg, Paulin
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Medberoende, genus och rollidentifiering: Män och kvinnors upplevelser av medberoende2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to illustrate male and females own experiences of codependency. In this study has an qualitative approach been used and the material consists of eight pre-recorded conversations, podcast episodes, published on the Internet. The empirical material has been analyzed from a theory of family roles and a gender perspective. It showed that the participants in this study has been negatively affected by growing up in an environment characterized of abuse or mental illness and felt that they had embraced one or more roles to manage their life situation. The result also showed that the participants had experienced negative consequences in adult life. The result of this study also showed that developing codependency was equally common among both male and female in this study, though were there differences between how male and females express their codependency. The females experienced a feeling of isolation, became quiet and reclusive and the males experienced that they had a more externalizing behavior. The experience of taking a big responsibility in childhood and adolescence was equally common among the participants of this study and led to that their own needs were ignored. The negative consequences of codependency and their connection to the gender norms of today were also discussed.

  • 13.
    Ferlander, Sara
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change).
    Stickley, Andrew
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change). London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK / University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
    Kislitsyna, Olga
    Russian Academy of Sciences.
    Jukkala, Tanya
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change).
    Carlson, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change).
    Mäkinen, Ilkka Henrik
    Uppsala University.
    Social capital - a mixed blessing for women? A cross-sectional study of different forms of social relations and self-rated depression in Moscow2016In: BMC Psychology, E-ISSN 2050-7283, Vol. 4, no 1, 37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Depression is a major health problem worldwide, especially among women. The condition has been related to a number of factors, such as alcohol consumption, economic situation and, more recently, to social capital. However, there have been relatively few studies about the social capital-depression relationship in Eastern Europe. This paper aims to fill this gap by examining the association between different forms of social capital and self-rated depression in Moscow. Differences between men and women will also be examined, with a special focus on women.

    METHODS: Data was obtained from the Moscow Health Survey, which was conducted in 2004 with 1190 Muscovites aged 18 years or above. For depression, a single-item self-reported measure was used. Social capital was operationalised through five questions about different forms of social relations. Logistic regression analysis was undertaken to estimate the association between social capital and self-rated depression, separately for men and women.

    RESULTS: More women (48 %) than men (36 %) reported that they had felt depressed during the last year. An association was found between social capital and reported depression only among women. Women who were divorced or widowed or who had little contact with relatives had higher odds of reporting depression than those with more family contact. Women who regularly engaged with people from different age groups outside of their families were also more likely to report depression than those with less regular contact.

    CONCLUSIONS: Social capital can be a mixed blessing for women. Different forms of social relations can lead to different health outcomes, both positive and negative. Although the family is important for women's mental health in Moscow, extra-familial relations across age groups can be mentally distressing. This suggests that even though social capital can be a valuable resource for mental health, some of its forms can be mentally deleterious to maintain, especially for women. More research is needed on both sides to social capital. A special focus should be placed on bridging social relations among women in order to better understand the complex association between social capital and depression in Russia and elsewhere.

  • 14.
    Heimer Åkerlund, Maria
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Wahlberg, Jenny
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Integrationsarbete "med" eller "för" medborgarna?: En jämförande textanalys av underlagen till två statliga integrationssatsningar, Storstadssatsningen och Nya långsiktiga reformprogrammet för minskad segregation2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to examine and compare the preparatory work of two government efforts to diminish segregation in Sweden: Storstadssatsningen and Nya långsiktiga reformprogrammet för minskad segregation. We have, by a qualitative textual analysis, examined how these preparatory works represent the citizen, their intention, efforts and goals and how the influence and participation by the citizen is intended to meet the needs of recipients of these efforts. The vulnerable citizen is represented in the same way in both preparatory works. Similarities that can be seen are citizens described with a lack of competencies and defined by the problems of their neighbourhood. There are differences concerning how citizens by ethnicity are described. The goals and achievements, which have been compared in both preparatory works, are focused on work and education as instruments to breach segregation. Participation and the influence by the citizen is given a great deal of space in Storstadssatningen, but hardly no space in Nya långsiktiga reformprogrammet för minskad segregation.     

     

    We can see a much harder climate in the community, with increased segregation, where citizens without power and participation develops alienation and where the gap between groups increase. With a perspective of integration and concepts of empowerment and mobilization, we examine possibilities for an alteration. We examine the representation of this methods in both preparatory works.    

     

    In this study, we can see defects in the government welfare systems, which urges a responsibility, in the social work, to define and work with new methods.   

  • 15.
    Hort, Sven E. O.
    et al.
    Linnaeus University.
    Kings, Lisa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Kravchenko, Zhanna
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Still awaiting the storm?: The Swedish welfare state after the latest crisis2016In: Challenges to European Welfare Systems / [ed] K. Schubert, P. de Villota, J. Kuhlmann, Springer, 2016, 671-691 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines the challenges to the Swedish welfare state after the credit crunch of 2008 focusing on several major challenges: the government’s reaction to the fiscal and economic crisis and its outcomes, the (re)balance of welfare policies addressing risks and opportunities. While the situation is almost excellent from a purely fiscal point of view, the outstanding private debt, unemployment, especially among youth, pressures on the pension, health and education systems are prominent concerns. They have led to the revitalization of the social investment paradigm, strict budgetary policies, increased number of welfare-to-work programmes and focus on using tax reductions as a means of stimulating the labour market. In this context, the main demographic concerns and social integration have come to the fore to an unprecedented extent.

  • 16.
    Hultberg, Nicole
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Al-Musfi, Mays
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    “Att vara närvarande när jag ska vara närvarande”: En kvalitativ studie om socialarbetares upplevelser och hantering av det emotionella mötet med klient.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how different social workers working in the field of social work feel emotionally affected by and in their work with clients as a result of the meeting with the clients. Furthermore how they handle possible impact and maintain a healthy balance between work and privacy based on demands, recovery, and professionalism. The method has been qualitative where nine social workers have been interviewed. The theories used for the analysis of the material were copingtheory, interactionism, KASAM and the concept of stress. The results of the study have shown that in the interaction with the client, social workers tend to be more negatively affected. On the other hand, there is also a clear positive impact that comes from clients' appreciation and gratitude for successful support. Negative impact can be manifested by different stress-symptoms, which causes the participants difficulty in focusing, away from their work. When it comes to the managing of the meetings with clients, our study has shown that experience of different kinds is an important factor in how social workers handle the meeting. Other factors are social support from the boss, colleagues and supervisors, as well as support from friends and family. Meaningful time off work has also been an important factor. The perhaps most important factor that the outcome has shown is the importance of constant self-reflection to raise awareness about individual needs, problems and abilities.

  • 17.
    Hulthén, Lovisa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Kalpouzos, Miranda
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Inget barn ska hamna på gatan igen: En kvalitativ studie om barnhemsarbete för att stärka gatubarnen i Nepal2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This qualitative study aims to get a better understanding of how the organization and staff of the organization's children's home in Nepal working with street children. The study's focus is to examine how the organization and the staff work to create a safe environment for children, and how this life strengthens them. In order to achieve the objectives of the study and research questions are semi-structured conversations interviews and observations conducted on the organization two orphanages. A total of six interviews were conducted with the organization's founder, staff of orphanages and a school principal. The theories empowerment and Sense of coherence (SOC) has been used to analyze the study's empirical material. The study results indicate that the organization and the staff of the orphanages in Nepal are working to create a normalized living and life for the children and provide them with proper education, which can lead to children getting a development and lasting change. Furthermore, the organization and the staff along approach that can create its own resources in the children, who in turn may strengthen them.

  • 18.
    Håkansson, P.
    et al.
    Malmö högskola.
    Tovatt, Caroline
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Networks and labor market entry – a historical perspective2017In: Labor history, ISSN 0023-656X, E-ISSN 1469-9702, Vol. 58, no 1, 67-90 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper discusses how recruitment practices have changed over time. Networks and contacts are more important today for labor market entry than was the case in the latter half of the twentieth century. There may be two explanations for this: the short-run explanation and the long-run explanation. The short-run explanation derives from fluctuations in unemployment. When unemployment is high, competition for every vacancy is tougher and networks become more important for the job seeker. This has been the case in Sweden since 1991, when unemployment increased to new levels not experienced since the 1930s. In the long run, there has been a change in recruitment practices due to institutional change. A clear pattern is that the importance of social networks has increased, while the significance of public institutions (i.e. the Public Employment Service) has decreased.

  • 19.
    Khabout, Kristina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Malkey, Izla
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Samlokalisering - underlätta eller belasta?: En kvalitativ studie av hur samverkan fungerar och upplevs av olika yrkesgrupper som arbetar utifrån Södertäljemodellen2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to examine how collaboration works and is experienced by health and social care workers in a psychiatric care unit. We have conducted qualitative interviews with eight professionals at a psychiatric care unit for individuals with mental illness, that work on the basis of Södertäljemodellen. The empirical data is analyzed using collaboration as a theoretical concept along with organization theory. The results show that collaboration works through formal and informal meetings and also when the professionals need to consider assessements made by other professionals in their decision making. Furthermore, the results show that the professionals experience that they have gained a better understanding of each other’s work, better cooperation and that assistance faster reaches the patients/clients. However, the study also sheds light on some of the problems experienced by the professionals, for example, that co-location can contribute to an indistinct division of labor and difficulties with the structure of the workday. 

  • 20.
    Kings, Lisa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work. Remeso, Linköpings universitet.
    Förening med förhinder: utlandsfödda i det civila samhället2013Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 21.
    Kings, Lisa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Kravchenko, Zhanna
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Den sociologiska visionen och konsten att finna sig själv som sociolog2017In: På väg: En vänbok till Sven E Olsson Hort / [ed] Bergman, Paavo & Olsson, Gunnar, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2017, 229-239 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Kings, Lisa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    Linköpings universitet, REMESO.
    Tahvilzadeh, Nazem
    Royal Institute of Technology.
    Contesting Urban Management Regimes: The Rise Of Urban Justice Movements In Sweden2016In: Solidarity without Borders: Gramscian perspectives on migration and civil society alliances / [ed] Martin Bak Jörgensen, Oscar Garcia Agustin, London: Pluto Press, 2016, 186-202 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Kravchenko, Zhanna
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Kings, Lisa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Hort, Sven
    Linnéuniversitet.
    Power Ideology and Transformations of Space2016In: Class, Sex and Revolutions: Göran Therborn - a critical appraisal / [ed] Olofsson, Gunnar & Hort, Sven, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2016Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Larsdotter Rothman, Elinor
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Dahl, Felicia
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    ”Justitia är... eller ska vara...blind”: En rättsociologisk genusstudie av hur kvinnor som gärningspersoner framställs inom domstolsväsendet jämfört med manliga gärningspersoner2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study has been to examine how female and male offenders are represented in the domain of justice substantialised through the Swedish court and legal system. Through interviews with a number of trial lawyers we are aiming for an understanding of these representations related to a gender studies perspective that shows how norms and stereotypes are reproduced and maintained on the basis of sex, gender and expected qualities and capabilities. This study raises questions about objectivity, impartial judgements and in the end justice. We are also trying to illustrate female offenders and how they are perceived in the Swedish court and legal system. Our study is qualitative and to answer our issues we have gone through semi structured interviews with trial lawyers that through their profession has defended both female and male offenders. Our scientific background and theoretical framework is gender and sex studies together with stereotypes and doing stereotypes which is a type of cognitive bias; a subject that we are also presenting. One of the most important results of this study is that there is a difference in how female offenders are represented compared to how male offenders are represented in the Swedish court and law system. Through this result we can see that the statutory objectivity is threatened. 

  • 25.
    Linblad, Inger
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Backlund, Åsa
    Stockholms universitet.
    Hälsofrämjande och förebyggande arbete - vad innebär det och hur kommer vi dit?2017In: Skolsocialt arbete: skolan som plats för och del i det sociala arbetet / [ed] Åsa Backlund; Sara Högdin; Ylva Spånberger Weitz, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017, 53-66 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Lindström, Jonas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Att veta sin plats: En studie om arvsfondsprojekt i den urbana periferin2016Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 27.
    Lindström, Jonas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö: Att tillståndsbedöma samtiden2015In: Sociologi genom litteratur: skönlitteraturens möjligheter och samhällsvetenskapens begränsningar / [ed] Christofer Edling & Jens Rydgren, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2015Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Msryan, Ani
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Erksell Norman, Mika
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Från aktiv narkoman till aktiv hjälpare: En kvalitativ studie om sex individers väg till och bibehållande av ett nyktert liv2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines how individuals have emerged out of substance abuse and how they stay sober. To achieve this we have done qualitative interviews with sober drug addicts. The collected empirical data has been analyzed using the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) that assumes that change occurs gradually and through processes. The result shows that the individual experience negative consequences of the drug abuse and often reaches a personal rock bottom before he or she choose to terminate.  The process of change partly occurs through a spiritual awakening. To maintain the sobriety our study also shows that the relationship to God and relatives are important. Finding a new purpose in life where you help other people is also significant. 

  • 29.
    Roos, Amanda
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Det svenska abortmotståndet: en analys av den samtida abortkritiska diskursen i Sverige2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study has been to generate knowledge regarding the contemporary anti-abortion movement in Sweden, by examining the contemporary anti-abortion discourse and it’s construction of abortion as a phenomenon. The empirics has included texts from two anti-abortion organisations: ”Ja till livet” and ”Människorätt för ofödda”. The study has relied on a theoretical base of discourse theory inspired by Foucault, and the empirics have been examined through a discourse analysis. The results shows that the contemporary anti-abortion discourse in Sweden relies on a central element where the feetus is referred to as an unborn child, and therefore constructed as a person with an essential human worth. Furthermore, abortion is presented as an act of murder, as well as irresponsible and morally wrong. The act of carrying the pregnancy to term and then caring for the child is however presented as the ultimate way to take responsibility. In addition to this, a ”pro-woman”-element constitutes the discourse; constructing abortion as harmful to women, and women as victims of both abortion and coercion. Finally, the discourse claims its veracity by referring to science and moral convictions, and by claiming its view of the world as objectively true, the popular discourse on abortion is challenged.  

  • 30.
    Roos, Max
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Biståndshandläggarens frihet och begränsningar: En kvalitativ studie om handlingsfrihet inom socialpsykiatrin i Stockholm stad2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to investigate the freedom of action of the care managers in the handling of trial and training apartments. The study is based on the following questions: What level of freedom does the care managers experience in the assessment of trial and training apartments? How does the care manager create a good environment, taking into consideration the client's involvement and wishes, in the management of trial and training apartments?

    The study is based on individual interviews based on a semi-structured interview guide with six care managers working in the government-run social psychiatry organisation in the city of Stockholm. The results of the study showed that there is no contradiction between the guidelines and the individual assessment that all clients are entitled. In either case, when it comes to the trial and training apartments at the social psychiatry organisation in the city of Stockholm. The study also shows that the client's cognitive ability determines how much the client participates in the investigation. The unused space of action is given to the care manager, which then increases the scope of action. 

  • 31.
    Safarzadeh, Niloofar
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Nehmé, Gabriella
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Ensamkommande flyktingbarn i media: -En kritisk diskursanalys om porträtteringen av ensamkommande flyktingbarn i Aftonbladet och Expressen2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study aimed to investigate the characterization of unaccompanied child refuges in two of Sweden’s leading newspapers by analyzing the rhetoric used in publications. The empirical material was collected from Aftonbladet and Expresses’s databases and was limited to 50 electronically published leaders, debate and news articles for the period of September 2015 up to February 2016. The empirical analysis was based on Norman Fairclough’s interpretation of critical discourse analysis, CDA and the theoretical discourse concept of power, knowledge and stigma. The result of the study showed two recurring themes within the discourse of unaccompanied child refugees titled “victim” and “prisoner”. Description within the themes portrayed the children as exposed, affected and involuntary addicts as well as criminal, violent and threatening. The portrayal of the children effected human perception, attitudes and actions toward the group. Media is described to have an undeniable impact on the creation of human perceptions, believes and attitudes. By doing so, the portrayal of children as perpetrators can have a negative impact on human processes, which however can be altered by nuances given to the subject by the portrayal of the children as victims.

  • 32.
    Sharif, Hassan
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Ungdomarnas beskrivningar av mötet med introduktionsutbildningen för nyanlända: "Inte på riktigt, men jätteviktigt för oss"2016In: Skolans möte med nyanlända / [ed] Lahdenperä, Pirjo & Sundgren, Eva, Stockholm: Liber, 2016, 1, 92-110 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Stenskog, Karl
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Nygård Sundman, Pernilla
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Anmälningsplikten, ett sätt att se barn som far illa: En kvalitativ studie om hur förskolepersonal ser på sin anmälningsplikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how kindergarten teachers look at their obligation to report and the possibilities and obstacles they see in reporting a child they think might be a victim of maltreatment. This study has a qualitative approach and six interviews were conducted with the help of both managers of kindergartens and kindergarten teachers. To analyse the empirical data that revealed itself during the interviews we used Johanssons (2007) and Svensson, Johnsson och Laanemets (2008) definition of discretion and the concept of “street level-bureaucrats”. The result showed that our informants experienced the meeting with children who they suspect is being maltreated is important and emotional and they thought that they had a moral responsibility towards these children. It also showed that the relationship the teachers had with the children's parents made a difference in how to act about reporting or not. Its also showed that the workplace itself and the knowledge and experience you have could interfere with reporting. In conclusion we think that more studies should be done in this area and that more knowledge about this should be included in education, which our informants also agreed on.

  • 34.
    Tihanyi, Petra
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Internet och sociala mediers användning i socialt arbete: En kvalitativ studie om socialarbetares upplevelser av digitala verktyg i arbetet gentemot samhällets medborgare2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 35.
    Trygg Monvall, Carin
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Vem har rätt till personlig assisans?: En diskursanalys av en proposition och nio domar rörande personlig assistans enligt LSS2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Författaren uppmärksammande under hösten 2016 att personer med funktionsnedsättningars

    personliga assistanstimmar minskade helt eller delvis. Studien ämnar därför undersöka hur det

    har skett en diskursiv förskjutning av begreppet personer med funktionsnedsättningar sedan

    LSS blev lag tills idag. Detta görs genom en diskursanalys av LSS propositionen och domar

    från varje årtionde, det vill säga 90-tal, 00-tal och 10-tal som förflutit sedan lagen togs i kraft.

    Resultaten av analysen visar att det skett två diskursiva förskjutningar under de år som LSS

    har funnits, den första angående de grundläggande behoven redan ett par år efter att LSS hade

    trätt i kraft. Den andra stod att hitta i regeringsrättens dom från 2009 där de grundläggande

    behoven drogs till sin spets för att endast gälla krävande och privata behov för personer med

    funktionsnedsättning.

  • 36.
    Wanngård, Matilda
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    "En klients önkemål kan vara ett hinder i arbetet": en studie om individuella bedömningar inom socialtjänstens enhet för ekonomiskt bistånd2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    This paper is a peer-review about social workers´ experiences and descriptions of making individual assessments of their unemployed clients when working toward self-sufficiency and eventual obstacle for making them. The paper also deals with how social workers prioritize their work tasks. The study was conducted through interviews with five social workers at the same workplace. The results have been analyzed using theories of discretion, street-level bureaucrats and client dimensions within a street-level bureaucracy. The result shows that lack of time and limitation of discretion have negative influences in the social workers’ ability to make individual assessments. The result also shows that individual assessments are foremost made when the clients mismanage their planning and are risking not getting their application for financial assistance approved. Further the results show that the processing of applications and payment of financial assistance is a priority task since it is considered to be most important to clients and result in the greatest consequences for both social workers and clients if not performed. The discussion that follows is about the possible consequences of prioritizing work tasks this way.

  • 37.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, REMESO.
    Schierup, Carl-Ulrik
    Linköpings universitet, REMESO.
    Kings, Lisa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Home-making: Youth and urban unrest in multiethnic Sweden2017In: Reimagining Home in the 21st Century / [ed] Justine Lloyd, Ellie Vasta, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing , 2017, 135-149 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
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