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Det problematiska bruket: En diskurspsykologisk analys av fyra cannabisbrukares resonemang
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines negative issues that cannabis users have experienced associated with cannabis use. The author made qualitative interviewsto unveil four cannabis users’ life stories. These stories were analyzed through the discourse psychologicalperspective interpretive repertoirein order to explore and identify analogies among the users. The author found that the respondents, despite their seemingly diverse backgrounds and personalities, carry a collective repertoire of similar experience and reasoning around cannabis and society which can be defined as a cannabis discourse; a discourse grounded in facts as well as speculations, arguments which separately may seem reasonable but altogether often appear contradictory, and real-life anecdotes that sometimes reflect paradoxical conclusions. It's suggested that the respondents, through their repertoire, construct and maintain this discourse while social stigma and legal retaliation strengthens it. These findings may be useful for social workers in order to understand cannabis users’ situation, societal vulnerability and sometimes controversial values, including the origins of such.

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2012. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
cannabis "life story" repertoire discourse stigma
Keyword [sv]
cannabis livsberättelse repertoar diskurs stigma
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-93138OAI: diva2:645229
Available from: 2013-10-10 Created: 2013-09-03 Last updated: 2013-10-10Bibliographically approved

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