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Encounters With Irregular Migrants in Social Work : "Collateral Damage" and Reframing of Recognizability in Swedish Public Social Services

Cuadra, Carin LU (2015) In Journal of Refugee Studies 13(3). p.302-320
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim is to explore experiences and considerations of social workers regarding irregular migrants, understood as being prone to be “collateral damage.” It is revealed that some social workers approve assistance exceeding that which can find support in the national legislation. They are hereby addressing the normative conditions for recognition and installing new frames for apprehending irregular migrants. This process is referred to as a reframing of recognizability. By exceeding the limits of “belonging,” social workers question their profession's national link as well as the inability of a nationally anchored understanding of social work to deal with irregular migrants.
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irregular migrants, belonging, reframing, recognizability, Sweden, social workers, public social services, collateral damage
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Journal of Refugee Studies
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13
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3
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18 pages
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Oxford University Press
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0951-6328
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10.1080/15562948.2015.1037518
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English
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  author       = {Cuadra, Carin},
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  language     = {eng},
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  number       = {3},
  pages        = {302--320},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Journal of Refugee Studies},
  title        = {Encounters With Irregular Migrants in Social Work : "Collateral Damage" and Reframing of Recognizability in Swedish Public Social Services},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2015.1037518},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2015},
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