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Jag blev som jag sågs - en liten studie om självbildens betydelse

Lindell, Maya and Persson, Ingegerd (2004)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to investigate if there are any factors in the childhood and in the creating of our self- image which can explain why some people become drug abusers, and the feelings they live with under the abuse. This essay investigates the importance of self-image in an individual’s choice of a life of drug abuse, the strategies used to hide deviant behaviour, the emotions that underlie that behaviour and the reasons given for acting deviantly. Qualitative interviews with three people who previously abused drugs have been analysed using Ted Goldberg’s Theory of Stigmatisation. The results show that the theory was able to explain significant events in these people’s lives, which led them into drug abuse and their emotional... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to investigate if there are any factors in the childhood and in the creating of our self- image which can explain why some people become drug abusers, and the feelings they live with under the abuse. This essay investigates the importance of self-image in an individual’s choice of a life of drug abuse, the strategies used to hide deviant behaviour, the emotions that underlie that behaviour and the reasons given for acting deviantly. Qualitative interviews with three people who previously abused drugs have been analysed using Ted Goldberg’s Theory of Stigmatisation. The results show that the theory was able to explain significant events in these people’s lives, which led them into drug abuse and their emotional response to those events. The essay proceeds to discuss the limitations of stigmatisation concepts and the need for other theoretical concepts in explaining drug addict’s behaviour and experiences. (Less)
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author
Lindell, Maya and Persson, Ingegerd
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organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358385
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
date last changed
2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to investigate if there are any factors in the childhood and in the creating of our self- image which can explain why some people become drug abusers, and the feelings they live with under the abuse. This essay investigates the importance of self-image in an individual’s choice of a life of drug abuse, the strategies used to hide deviant behaviour, the emotions that underlie that behaviour and the reasons given for acting deviantly. Qualitative interviews with three people who previously abused drugs have been analysed using Ted Goldberg’s Theory of Stigmatisation. The results show that the theory was able to explain significant events in these people’s lives, which led them into drug abuse and their emotional response to those events. The essay proceeds to discuss the limitations of stigmatisation concepts and the need for other theoretical concepts in explaining drug addict’s behaviour and experiences.},
  author       = {Lindell, Maya and Persson, Ingegerd},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Jag blev som jag sågs - en liten studie om självbildens betydelse},
  year         = {2004},
}