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Missbrukande våldsutsatta kvinnor – Hur påverkas arbetet med denna grupp kvinnor av de diskursiva kategoriseringar som görs av professionella?

Isaksson, Sofie LU (2010) SOPA63 20092
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was twofolded; on one hand I have been studying how the social services and the women’s crisis center work to contribute to assaulted women’s need of support and protection, while on the other hand I have been analyzing how discursive categories from the group of women addicted to alcohol is being made by professionals. The reason for this purpose was that I would like to see in which way this categorizing affects the work with the group of women with an alcoholic abuse. Addicted women often live in shame and self-contempt where they are blaming themselves for their addiction. The women are repressed by men due to their sex and at the same time they are repressed as addicts since men in general are more allowed to... (More)
The aim of this study was twofolded; on one hand I have been studying how the social services and the women’s crisis center work to contribute to assaulted women’s need of support and protection, while on the other hand I have been analyzing how discursive categories from the group of women addicted to alcohol is being made by professionals. The reason for this purpose was that I would like to see in which way this categorizing affects the work with the group of women with an alcoholic abuse. Addicted women often live in shame and self-contempt where they are blaming themselves for their addiction. The women are repressed by men due to their sex and at the same time they are repressed as addicts since men in general are more allowed to drink alkohol than women. The women are in this way double addictive – partly to the drug/alcohol/pills but also to the man who exerts the violence and makes sure the woman gets what she needs while he is also ”protecting” her from other people. The women are being compared to men as a norm and hardly any light is being shed on the interplay between sex, sexuality, class or ethnicity. Instead women are pictured as victims and as depended and bound to their men. By using Tina Mattsson’s critical work on prior gender research, I have been analyzing how the work with abused and addicted women is affected by discursive categorizing made by professionals. The study is based on qualitative interviews with counselors, social workers and social workers with a leading position within the section of alcoholic abuse. Different themes have been identified and discussed in the order I thought natural. The main outcome of this study was that both prior research and norms within society are affecting the work with abused and addicted women. The professionals are steered by values presented by research and tend to point out abused and addicted women to one homogenous group. Shortly, possibilities for support and protection which excist in municipalities are limited and restricted by discursive conceptions about the group of abused and addicted women. (Less)
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Isaksson, Sofie LU
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SOPA63 20092
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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protection, gender perspective, domestic violence, alcoholic abuse, support
language
Swedish
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1529356
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was twofolded; on one hand I have been studying how the social services and the women’s crisis center work to contribute to assaulted women’s need of support and protection, while on the other hand I have been analyzing how discursive categories from the group of women addicted to alcohol is being made by professionals. The reason for this purpose was that I would like to see in which way this categorizing affects the work with the group of women with an alcoholic abuse. Addicted women often live in shame and self-contempt where they are blaming themselves for their addiction. The women are repressed by men due to their sex and at the same time they are repressed as addicts since men in general are more allowed to drink alkohol than women. The women are in this way double addictive – partly to the drug/alcohol/pills but also to the man who exerts the violence and makes sure the woman gets what she needs while he is also ”protecting” her from other people. The women are being compared to men as a norm and hardly any light is being shed on the interplay between sex, sexuality, class or ethnicity. Instead women are pictured as victims and as depended and bound to their men. By using Tina Mattsson’s critical work on prior gender research, I have been analyzing how the work with abused and addicted women is affected by discursive categorizing made by professionals. The study is based on qualitative interviews with counselors, social workers and social workers with a leading position within the section of alcoholic abuse. Different themes have been identified and discussed in the order I thought natural. The main outcome of this study was that both prior research and norms within society are affecting the work with abused and addicted women. The professionals are steered by values presented by research and tend to point out abused and addicted women to one homogenous group. Shortly, possibilities for support and protection which excist in municipalities are limited and restricted by discursive conceptions about the group of abused and addicted women.},
  author       = {Isaksson, Sofie},
  keyword      = {protection,gender perspective,domestic violence,alcoholic abuse,support},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Missbrukande våldsutsatta kvinnor – Hur påverkas arbetet med denna grupp kvinnor av de diskursiva kategoriseringar som görs av professionella?},
  year         = {2010},
}