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Mikromakt i mötet mellan socionom och klient

Björksaga, Daniel LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to shed some light on client’s experiences of meetings with a social worker in a social office. More specifically the aim was set to link together details in the clients stories with theories regarding micro power. To gather information a number of interviews were made. Included in the essay are four people’s different stories about meetings with social workers. One of the ideas of the essay has been to let the material from the interviews partly talk for themselves, and that there is a value simply in telling the stories. In the analysis of the material, mainly based in the works of Foucault and Apslund, a similar pattern can be detected in the stories, concerning the division of spaces into rooms and the... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to shed some light on client’s experiences of meetings with a social worker in a social office. More specifically the aim was set to link together details in the clients stories with theories regarding micro power. To gather information a number of interviews were made. Included in the essay are four people’s different stories about meetings with social workers. One of the ideas of the essay has been to let the material from the interviews partly talk for themselves, and that there is a value simply in telling the stories. In the analysis of the material, mainly based in the works of Foucault and Apslund, a similar pattern can be detected in the stories, concerning the division of spaces into rooms and the constriction of clients to specific rooms and times, something which can be linked to Foucault’s ideas of the micro physics of power. Also, when it comes to social workers attitudes and treatment of clients, links could be made to Asplund's concept of micro power. The main achievement of the essay, however, has been to show the power in the meeting between social worker and client. (Less)
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author
Björksaga, Daniel LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Micro power, clients, social workers, social office, meeting.
language
Swedish
id
1415620
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 12:33:07
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2009-06-18 12:33:07
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to shed some light on client’s experiences of meetings with a social worker in a social office. More specifically the aim was set to link together details in the clients stories with theories regarding micro power. To gather information a number of interviews were made. Included in the essay are four people’s different stories about meetings with social workers. One of the ideas of the essay has been to let the material from the interviews partly talk for themselves, and that there is a value simply in telling the stories. In the analysis of the material, mainly based in the works of Foucault and Apslund, a similar pattern can be detected in the stories, concerning the division of spaces into rooms and the constriction of clients to specific rooms and times, something which can be linked to Foucault’s ideas of the micro physics of power. Also, when it comes to social workers attitudes and treatment of clients, links could be made to Asplund's concept of micro power. The main achievement of the essay, however, has been to show the power in the meeting between social worker and client.},
  author       = {Björksaga, Daniel},
  keyword      = {Micro power,clients,social workers,social office,meeting.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mikromakt i mötet mellan socionom och klient},
  year         = {2009},
}