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Välkommen till Sverige: -En kvalitativ undersökning av socialarbetares sociala konstruktioner av ensamkommande barn som söker asyl
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Welcome to Sweden : -A qualitativ study of social workers construction of unaccompanied children [Translated title] (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine how professionals in social work, social constructs unaccompanied children who´s seeking asylum in Sweden. By examining how the social work professionals talks about, and describe unaccompanied children seeking asylum the social construction can be exposed. The thesis have been carried out using semi-structured interviews with supervisors at HVB homes and social workers for unaccompanied children. The theories that have been the basis for the analysis is Berger and Luckmann's theory concerning social construction, Lipsky´s theory on client construction and Eliassis theoretical concept Otherness. The essays results show that social work professionals construct unaccompanied children as traumatized and in need to learn what is considered right and wrong in a Swedish context. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Social construktion, unaccompanied asylum seekeing children, social work, client construction
Keyword [sv]
Social konstruktion, ensamkommande barn som söker asyl, socialt arbete, klientkonstruktion
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-54099OAI: diva2:941006
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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