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Erkännandets Janusansikte: Det sociala kapitalets betydelse i arbetslivskarriärer
Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
The Janus face of recognition – the impact of social capital in working life (English)
Abstract [sv]

I denna studie undersöks de informella processerna i rekryteringen, speciellt innebörden av olika former av socialt kapital. I fokus står de värden som tillskrivs utbildningar, arbetslivserfarenheter och kontakter. Det uttrycks genom frågor som hur, var, vem och varför snarare än om lediga tjänster tillsätts via kontakter. Centralt är att förstå det sociala kapitalets betydelse för erkännandet och misskännande i arbetslivet. Resultatet visar att erkännandet inte kan manipuleras, styras eller tvingas fram – det tillskrivs en individ först när man av omgivningen anses värdig. Misskännandet däremot framträder i erkännandet skugga, genom frånvaron av de rätta kontakterna och informell kunskap om hur man tar sig in och fram i arbetslivet. Analysen sker med stöd av Pierre Bourdieu's analytiska verktygslåda. Studien är kvalitativ och det empiriska materialet består av arbetslivsberättelser med individer som befinner sig i olika faser i sitt arbetsliv: unga människor som arbetar inom snabbmatsindustrin, akademiskt utbildade som arbetar under sin utbildningsnivå (som taxichaufförer eller inom vård och omsorg) och slutligen akademiker som arbetar med kvalificerade arbeten (som journalister eller inom radion/TV). Studien bygger på berättelser om deras arbetsliv och utbildningar.

Abstract [en]

This thesis examines the roll of social capital in relation to the informal processes of recruitment, especially the impact of different forms of social networks and the values of resources and skills in different labour market niches. The focus is on how, where, who and why, rather than if vacancies are filled through contacts. With other words, it is a study of the importance of social capital for recognition or misrecognition of education, work experience and social resources in the working life. The findings emphasis that recognition cannot be manipulated controlled or forced - it is assigned when the surroundings defines someone or something worthy. In the shadow of recognition, misrecognition is made visible and manifests itself as deficit in relevant contacts and informal knowledge about the labour market. Bourdieu’s concepts in this study are used as an analytical “tool box”. The methodological approach is qualitative and the empirical material consists of working life stories from individuals who are at different stages in their working life: young people working in a fast food chain, university educated individuals who work below their qualification level (taxi driver service or in health care) and finally university educated who work in qualified jobs (journalists and media professionals). The study is based on narratives about work and studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2013. , 239 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 590
Keyword [en]
Social capital, social networks, recruitment, working life, working life stories, Bourdieu
Keyword [sv]
Socialt kapital, socialt nätverk, rekrytering, arbetsliv, arbetslivsberättelser, kvalitativ forskning, Bourdieu
National Category
Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97220ISBN: 978-91-7335-035-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-97220DiVA: diva2:645638
Public defence
2013-10-11, K3, Kåkenhus, Campus Norrköping, Linköpings universitet, Norrköping, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Etnicitet, kön och sociala nätverk i informella rekryteringspraktiker
Funder
FAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, 48930000-31
Available from: 2013-09-06 Created: 2013-09-05 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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