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Att ge eller inte ge?: En studie om tänkande och agerande kring tiggeri
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Begging has become a common phenomenon in Sweden, both in cities and on the countryside. This made us interested of how different people think and act around begging. Which emotions and thoughts arise within when we see people beg. The purpose of the study is to investigate how a few Swedes in different ages relate to begging. To be able to answer the purpose we broke it down into questions of what thoughts arise within the interviewed people around begging and how the interviewed people act around begging. The study has been guided by a social construction approach though we believe that begging and actions around begging is something we create and therefore also can be recreated. The theory of actions by Max Weber has been used to investigate how people act around begging. Weber uses four different types of actions; instrumental rational-, value rational-, affective-, traditional actions. The data was collected through a qualitative method with focus group discussions. Age and Swedes was chosen as common factors in the focus groups. The result of this study shows that there is a big uncertainty around begging and how people should feel and act. The conclusion is that the human act is connected to the social context in which they grow up and lives. Begging is a relatively new phenomenon in Sweden and there is still no certain knowledge about the situation or how the local authorities should work with the issue.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
begging, social konstruction, actions, thoughts
Keyword [sv]
tiggeri, social konstruktivism, handlande, tankar
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37866OAI: diva2:851705
Subject / course
Socialt arbete
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Social Work (210 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2015-10-22 Created: 2015-09-07 Last updated: 2015-10-22Bibliographically approved

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