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”De sugs inte in i samma processer” - en kvalitativ studie av socionomers bilder av adoptivföräldraskap

Jönsson, Anders LU and Haraldsson, Helena LU (2010) SOPA63 20092
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the views of adoption Social Workers on adoptive parenting in relation to existing norms regarding parenting. Qualitative interviews were conducted with seven Social Workers in the field of family law and adoption in different municipalities in Skåne. As theoretical framework we used gender theories by Butler as well as Hirdman, combined with Lipsky’s theory on street-level bureaucrats as users of discretion. Our study shows that there are several contradictions embedded in the Social Workers’ views on mothering and fathering, as Social Workers rely upon the norm at the same time as they oppose it. Furthermore, we found that Social Workers use their discretion to fill the void left by the law and... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the views of adoption Social Workers on adoptive parenting in relation to existing norms regarding parenting. Qualitative interviews were conducted with seven Social Workers in the field of family law and adoption in different municipalities in Skåne. As theoretical framework we used gender theories by Butler as well as Hirdman, combined with Lipsky’s theory on street-level bureaucrats as users of discretion. Our study shows that there are several contradictions embedded in the Social Workers’ views on mothering and fathering, as Social Workers rely upon the norm at the same time as they oppose it. Furthermore, we found that Social Workers use their discretion to fill the void left by the law and Socialstyrelsen’s manual (2008) on adoption, for instance, by questioning the existing focus on gender role models. (Less)
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Jönsson, Anders LU and Haraldsson, Helena LU
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organization
alternative title
“They are not drawn into the same processes” – a qualitative study about Social Workers’ views on adoptive parenting
course
SOPA63 20092
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social Worker, role models, gender, adoption, adoptive parenting, discretion, norm
language
Swedish
id
1530054
date added to LUP
2010-01-27 09:50:34
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2010-01-27 09:50:34
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine the views of adoption Social Workers on adoptive parenting in relation to existing norms regarding parenting. Qualitative interviews were conducted with seven Social Workers in the field of family law and adoption in different municipalities in Skåne. As theoretical framework we used gender theories by Butler as well as Hirdman, combined with Lipsky’s theory on street-level bureaucrats as users of discretion. Our study shows that there are several contradictions embedded in the Social Workers’ views on mothering and fathering, as Social Workers rely upon the norm at the same time as they oppose it. Furthermore, we found that Social Workers use their discretion to fill the void left by the law and Socialstyrelsen’s manual (2008) on adoption, for instance, by questioning the existing focus on gender role models.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Anders and Haraldsson, Helena},
  keyword      = {Social Worker,role models,gender,adoption,adoptive parenting,discretion,norm},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”De sugs inte in i samma processer” - en kvalitativ studie av socionomers bilder av adoptivföräldraskap},
  year         = {2010},
}