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"Man vill göra så mycket för dem men ibland går det bara inte att få allt här i livet.": En studie om de professionella vuxna som jobbar med ensamkommande ungdomar
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"You want to do so much for them but sometimes you just don’t get everything in life." : A study of the professional adults working with unaccompanied minors (English)
Abstract [sv]

I denna studie uppmärksammas sju stycken professionella vuxna som arbetar med ensamkommande ungdomar vid två olika HVB-hem. Syftet är att belysa hur personalen kan resonera kring och konstruera ungdomarnas kön, religion, etnicitet, kultur och utanförskap i sina dagliga arbeten. Med hjälp av observationer formulerades en semistrukturerad intervjuguide varefter intervjuer med personal utfördes. Det insamlade intervjumaterialet analyserades utifrån ett intersektionellt perspektiv samt med hjälp av teorierna stigma, etnicitet, kultur och genus. Resultatet av undersökningen visar på hur dessa vuxnas ansvar går bortom deras arbetsroll samt hur de får fylla i skorna för ett helt släktträd och inte bara vara auktoritetsfigurer. Analysen påvisar att personalen har tydliga föreställningar om kön och maktstrukturen mellan könen samt hur de kategoriserar ungdomarna i olika grupper beroende på ungdomens kön. Studien visar även hur personalen drar tydliga gränser mellan olika folkgrupper där samhälleliga beteenden, kultur, religion, språk, utseende och tankesätt sammanvävs med individens etniska bakgrund, vilket kan ha en oavsiktligt stigmatiserande effekt på ungdomarna.

Abstract [en]

This study addresses seven professional adults working with unaccompanied minors living at two different HVB homes. The purpose is to demonstrate how the staff in their daily work at these homes reason about and construct the minors’ gender, religion, ethnicity, culture, and exclusion. Using participant and partial-participant observation, a semi-structured interview guide was formulated, followed by conducting interviews of the staff. The interview data was analyzed with an intersectional perspective and with the theories stigma, ethnicity, culture, and gender. The results show that the responsibilities of the staff are beyond their job description, and that these adults must fill the shoes of an entire family tree and not only serve as authorities. The analysis reveals that the staff has clear ideas on gender and the power structure between the sexes, and also how they categorize the minors into different groups based on gender. The study also shows that the staff makes clear distinctions between communities in which social behavior, culture, religion, language, appearance, and way of thinking are tied together with the individual's ethnic background, potentially leading to an unintentional stigmatizing effect on the minors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
Ethnicity, culture, unaccompanied minors, exclusion, stigma.
Keyword [sv]
Etnicitet, kultur, ensamkommande ungdomar, utanförskap, stigma.
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Cultural Studies Ethnology International Migration and Ethnic Relations Social Work Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105792ISRN: LiU-ISV/SVS-MAS-A--14/03--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105792DiVA: diva2:710287
Subject / course
Master in Social and Welfare Studies (two year)
Presentation
2014-03-07, Norrköping, 09:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2014-04-15 Created: 2014-04-07 Last updated: 2014-04-15Bibliographically approved

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