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”Same same but different”: En kvalitativ studie gällande könskonstruktioner i socialtjänstens barnavårdsutredningar
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
”Same same but different” : A qualitative study concerning gender constructions in social services child welfare inquiries (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien är att se hur socialtjänsten med sina barnavårdsutredningar kan vara en del i upprätthållandet av könsspecifika normer, förväntningar och värderingar.

Våra frågeställningar är: Hur ser diskursen om pojkar ut; hur beskrivs och värderas pojkar i utredningstexten? Hur ser diskursen om flickor ut; hur beskrivs och värderas flickor i utredningstexten? Hur ser könsskillnaderna ut?

Det är en kvalitativ studie med kritisk diskursanalys som metod och socialkonstruktivism samt genusteori som teoretisk grund.

Materialet utgörs av 14 barnavårdsutredningar upprättade av socialtjänsten där hälften gäller flickor och hälften pojkar.

I analysen framkommer att fokus i flickutredningarna till viss del skiljer sig från det som står i fokus i pojkutredningarna. Vid utredning av flickor utgör umgänge och sexuella relationer en stor del av texterna, där det senare inte överhuvudtaget finns med i pojkmaterialet. Vi finner även att skillnaderna har förändrats en del i jämförelse med den tidigare forskning vi tagit del av där det framhålls att flickor i allmänhet beskrivs som passiva objekt och pojkar som handlande subjekt. Vi har i materialet kunnat se att både pojkar och flickor görs till subjekt men också objekt beroende på situation.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study is to see how the social services whit their child welfare inquiries can be a part in maintaining the gender specific norms, expectations and values.

Our research questions are: How does the discourse about boys look; how are the boys described and valued in the inquiries? How does the discourse about girls look; how are the girls described and valued in the inquiries? What are the differences between the genders?

Our theoretical base is social construtivism and gendertheory. This is a qualitative study and critical discourse analysis is our method of choice.

Our material is 14 child welfare inquiries made by social services, half of them are about girls and half about boys.

In the analyse we have come to the conclusion that the focus in the girl inquiries differs some what from where the focus in the boy inquiries lays. When investigating the girls there social intercourse and sexual relations make out a big part of the texts, the later isn’t even mentioned in the boy inquiries. We do however find that the differences have changed in comparison with the previous research that’s presented in our study where it emphasized that girls are perceived as passive objects and the boys as active subjects. We have in our material been able to see that both boys and girls are perceived as subjects, but also objects depending on the situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 62 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, gender constructions, child welfare inquiries, social services, social construtivism, critical discourse analysis and Fairclough
Keyword [sv]
Genus, könskonstruktioner, barnavårdsutredningar, socialtjänst, socialkonstruktivism, kritisk diskursanalys, Fairclough.
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-3502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-3502DiVA: diva2:431146
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Social work
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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