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Tre vanliga grabbar: En studie om platsens betydelse för delaktighet och identitet
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Three ordinary guys : A study about places relationship to participation and identity (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze the places importance for young people with disabilities. The study’s central questions are what type of places they visit and what characterizes them. It is also about answering the questions why the places are visited and what meaning this has for participation and identity. The study´s central concept is room/place, participation and identity. Knowledge review will be based on the key concepts. The collection of the empirical material has been inspired by the ethnographic methodology,which in this study included seven observation sessions and six interviews.

The result shows that the boys mainly visited two different places. This is about the publicand non-public places. Public places can be described as a place for everyone and the nonpubliconly for people with disabilities. The boys show more participation towards publicplaces which can provide activities, fellowship and well-being. Both places can offer participation, but are dependent on other factors, which in this case is about activities and visitors. None of the places shows identity, but rather the interaction between the individual and the environment. Participation doesn’t necessarily show the personal identity. In the lastchapter the importance is highlighted through a perspective of social work activity. First andforemost the public places potential is highlighted and it´s limitations for participation and theidentity process. Secondly, it is also a discussion about future planning in daily socialpedagogic practice, both on an individual and society level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Place, room, identity, participation, disabilities, socialpedagogic
Keyword [sv]
Plats, rum, delaktighet, identitet, funktionshinder, socialpedagogik, funktionsnedsättning
National Category
Human Geography Social Work Social Psychology Pedagogy Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-5001OAI: diva2:582357
Subject / course
Social work
2011-08-16, 12:11 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-23 Created: 2013-01-04 Last updated: 2013-01-23Bibliographically approved

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