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Den starke svage - en analys av maktrelationen mellan personlig assistent och assistansmottagare

Wallin, Maria LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
The main objective of my bachelor thesis was to describe and analyse the intricate bipolar power relationship between personal assistants and their clients. My focus was limited to the relationship between personal assistants and clients who have aggressive behaviour as an aspect of their functional impairment. To approach the phenomena I chose a qualitative method and interviewed nine persons from three different perspectives. The interview material was then analysed through Johan Asplund’s theory about micro level power but also through parts of Michael Foucault’s power analysis.
The result and conclusion of my essay showed that the context of the personal assistants’ work is unique in a several aspects. It also gave a picture of a... (More)
The main objective of my bachelor thesis was to describe and analyse the intricate bipolar power relationship between personal assistants and their clients. My focus was limited to the relationship between personal assistants and clients who have aggressive behaviour as an aspect of their functional impairment. To approach the phenomena I chose a qualitative method and interviewed nine persons from three different perspectives. The interview material was then analysed through Johan Asplund’s theory about micro level power but also through parts of Michael Foucault’s power analysis.
The result and conclusion of my essay showed that the context of the personal assistants’ work is unique in a several aspects. It also gave a picture of a bipolar power relationship wherein elsewhere-existing norms and social rules ceased to be valid and where both parts involved in this relationship seem to be depending on the other in a more complex way than expected. (Less)
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Wallin, Maria LU
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course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
personal assistant, relationship, power, aggressive behaviour
language
Swedish
id
1468831
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2009-09-01 17:10:46
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2009-09-01 17:10:46
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  abstract     = {The main objective of my bachelor thesis was to describe and analyse the intricate bipolar power relationship between personal assistants and their clients. My focus was limited to the relationship between personal assistants and clients who have aggressive behaviour as an aspect of their functional impairment. To approach the phenomena I chose a qualitative method and interviewed nine persons from three different perspectives. The interview material was then analysed through Johan Asplund’s theory about micro level power but also through parts of Michael Foucault’s power analysis.
The result and conclusion of my essay showed that the context of the personal assistants’ work is unique in a several aspects. It also gave a picture of a bipolar power relationship wherein elsewhere-existing norms and social rules ceased to be valid and where both parts involved in this relationship seem to be depending on the other in a more complex way than expected.},
  author       = {Wallin, Maria},
  keyword      = {personal assistant,relationship,power,aggressive behaviour},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den starke svage - en analys av maktrelationen mellan personlig assistent  och assistansmottagare},
  year         = {2009},
}