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Mannens roller och kvinnans roll - En studie om att skapa genus i missbruksvården

Lundqvist, Patrik LU and Hellström, Peter LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
The different roles of a man and the role of a woman - a study of creating gender in social work with drug addicts

The purpose of this study is to examine the social workers interpretation of gender among their clients, and more specifically how the social workers interpretation of gender affects the meeting with the client. This is a qualitative study based on interviews with six female social workers and their views on clients with drug abuse problems and their gender. The study is made in a medium size town in the south of Sweden. The analyze of our data is made using ten different themes. To analyze our themes and results we used three different gender theorists, R.W Connell, Don Zimmermann and Yvonne Hirdman. The study shows that... (More)
The different roles of a man and the role of a woman - a study of creating gender in social work with drug addicts

The purpose of this study is to examine the social workers interpretation of gender among their clients, and more specifically how the social workers interpretation of gender affects the meeting with the client. This is a qualitative study based on interviews with six female social workers and their views on clients with drug abuse problems and their gender. The study is made in a medium size town in the south of Sweden. The analyze of our data is made using ten different themes. To analyze our themes and results we used three different gender theorists, R.W Connell, Don Zimmermann and Yvonne Hirdman. The study shows that the social workers interpretation of gender has an impact on the meeting between the social worker and the client as well as it affects the intervention. The conclusion is that most of the social workers interpretations of gender are based on normative thoughts regarding the sex of the clients. The male drug addicts are described as being the norm in the addiction network and in treatment of drug addicts. The female addicts are described as dissentient and as a victim. (Less)
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Lundqvist, Patrik LU and Hellström, Peter LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Gender, drug addiction, norms, male drug addicts, female drug addicts, intervention, sex, treatment
language
Swedish
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1973638
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2011-06-13 16:59:57
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2011-06-13 16:59:57
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  abstract     = {The different roles of a man and the role of a woman - a study of creating gender in social work with drug addicts

The purpose of this study is to examine the social workers interpretation of gender among their clients, and more specifically how the social workers interpretation of gender affects the meeting with the client. This is a qualitative study based on interviews with six female social workers and their views on clients with drug abuse problems and their gender.  The study is made in a medium size town in the south of Sweden. The analyze of our data is made using ten different themes. To analyze our themes and results we used three different gender theorists, R.W Connell, Don Zimmermann and Yvonne Hirdman. The study shows that the social workers interpretation of gender has an impact on the meeting between the social worker and the client as well as it affects the intervention. The conclusion is that most of the social workers interpretations of gender are based on normative thoughts regarding the sex of the clients. The male drug addicts are described as being the norm in the addiction network and in treatment of drug addicts. The female addicts are described as dissentient and as a victim.},
  author       = {Lundqvist, Patrik and Hellström, Peter},
  keyword      = {Gender,drug addiction,norms,male drug addicts,female drug addicts,intervention,sex,treatment},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mannens roller och kvinnans roll - En studie om att skapa genus i missbruksvården},
  year         = {2011},
}