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Inget problem, problem eller socialt problem? Pojkars utsatthet i hedersstrukturer och det sociala arbetet omkring dem i Malmö.

Hansson, Karin LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Karin Hansson
Title: No problem, a problem or a social problem? The exposure of boys in honour structures and the social work surrounding them in Malmoe (Translated title)
Supervisor: Annika Capelán
Assessor: Katarina Jacobsson

The purpose of this study was to examine the situation of the boys in honour stuctures. More specifically the aim was to find out how the context of Malmo, with it´s organization of the public authorities and the segregation within the city, as well as the Social Service Act of Sweden, affects the exposure of boys in honour structures. I wanted to understand the invisibility of these boys from this point of intersection. My study was a qualitative study, performed in two steps. I did interviews with... (More)
Author: Karin Hansson
Title: No problem, a problem or a social problem? The exposure of boys in honour structures and the social work surrounding them in Malmoe (Translated title)
Supervisor: Annika Capelán
Assessor: Katarina Jacobsson

The purpose of this study was to examine the situation of the boys in honour stuctures. More specifically the aim was to find out how the context of Malmo, with it´s organization of the public authorities and the segregation within the city, as well as the Social Service Act of Sweden, affects the exposure of boys in honour structures. I wanted to understand the invisibility of these boys from this point of intersection. My study was a qualitative study, performed in two steps. I did interviews with representatives from three non-governmental organizations and I also sent questions via e-mail to each one of to the human service agencies that are responsible for child investigations, in Malmo. The main questions of the investigation were; In which ways can the boys in honour structures be exposed? What kind of work is done to help these boys in Malmo? How does the specific context, which is Malmo, affects the exposure of the boys? Can the situation of boys in honour structures receive the title of a social problem? The empirics were analyzed using theories of social constructivism, more presicly theory on how a social problem and the ideal victim are created. My study showed that the human service agencies seemed to have quite a limited experience of exposed boys in honour structures. The exposure of boys in honour structure were a problem, but it had not yet earned the status of a social problem. The non-governmental organizations seemed to play an important part in the process of a establishing a definition because of their experience with the exposed boys. The model of explanation which was common for describing girls’ exposure in honour structure often defines the boys as perpetrators. This seemed to be an aggravatingly circumstance in the process of making a social problem out of the exposure of the boys in honour structures. I argued that it is necessary to include boys as victims in honour structures alongside with the girls. (Less)
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Hansson, Karin LU
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SOPA63 20091
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Malmo, social problem, exposure, boys, honour structures
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Swedish
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1413667
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  abstract     = {Author: Karin Hansson
Title: No problem, a problem or a social problem? The exposure of boys in honour structures and the social work surrounding them in Malmoe (Translated title)
Supervisor: Annika Capelán 
Assessor: Katarina Jacobsson

The purpose of this study was to examine the situation of the boys in honour stuctures. More specifically the aim was to find out how the context of Malmo, with it´s organization of the public authorities and the segregation within the city, as well as the Social Service Act of Sweden, affects the exposure of boys in honour structures. I wanted to understand the invisibility of these boys from this point of intersection.  My study was a qualitative study, performed in two steps. I did interviews with representatives from three non-governmental organizations and I also sent questions via e-mail to each one of to the human service agencies that are responsible for child investigations, in Malmo. The main questions of the investigation were; In which ways can the boys in honour structures be exposed? What kind of work is done to help these boys in Malmo? How does the specific context, which is Malmo, affects the exposure of the boys? Can the situation of boys in honour structures receive the title of  a social problem? The empirics were analyzed using theories of social constructivism, more presicly theory on how a social problem and the ideal victim are created. My study showed that the human service agencies seemed to have quite a limited experience of exposed boys in honour structures.  The exposure of boys in honour structure were a problem, but it had not yet earned the status of a social problem. The non-governmental organizations seemed to play an important part in the process of a establishing a definition because of their experience with the exposed boys. The model of explanation which was common for describing girls’ exposure in honour structure often defines the boys as perpetrators. This seemed to be an aggravatingly circumstance in the process of making a social problem out of the exposure of the boys in honour structures. I argued that it is necessary to include boys as victims in honour structures alongside with the girls.},
  author       = {Hansson, Karin},
  keyword      = {Malmo,social problem,exposure,boys,honour structures},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Inget problem, problem eller socialt problem? Pojkars utsatthet i hedersstrukturer och det sociala arbetet omkring dem i Malmö.},
  year         = {2009},
}