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Socialt arbete och diakoni i Svenska kyrkan: En diskursanalys av församlingsinstruktioner
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Social Work and Diaconia in the Church of Swden : A Discourse Analysis of Congregations' Instructional Documents. (English)
Abstract [en]

Social work is a wide term but often presented as the form of activities done by public welfare organisations. This study aims to present an analys of social work done by the Church of Sweden congregations. The study uses a discourseanalys perspectiv to study local congregations’ instructional documents that describe their diaconia. The result shows that social work in diaconia is characterized by different hegemonies and conflicts of understanding and practices. The study shows how church of Sweden formulation can be influenced by history and political and ideological issues as well as economical issues for the church. The author means that we need more studies of how social work is understood by other welfare actors in Sweden in order to develop a deeper understanding of social work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
social work, diaconia, welfare, church, voluntary work, Church of Sweden, religion.
Keyword [sv]
diakoni, kyrkan, diskurs, social work, socialt arbete
National Category
Social Work Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46456OAI: diva2:856362
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Linnéuniversitet, Växjö (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-09-24 Created: 2015-09-23 Last updated: 2015-09-25Bibliographically approved

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