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Gender Perspectives on Social Work with Migrants. A study regarding nonprofit organizations in Sweden.

Drozdova, Galina LU (2012) SIMT19 20112
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Graduate School
Abstract
This thesis analyzes the work of nonprofit organizations with migrant people through a gender perspective lens.In recent years the decline of the welfare state in Sweden, as well as the increasing proportion of migrants in Sweden's population, have led the nonprofit sector to play a more prominent role in providing social work services. The nonprofit sector has also had to comply with increasing requirements from the state to employ gender perspectives in their work. Through interviews with two nonprofit organizations in Stockholm, this study examines how these organizations define and understand gender perspectives in relation to their activities. It suggests that, despite their good intentions, the activities arranged by the nonprofit... (More)
This thesis analyzes the work of nonprofit organizations with migrant people through a gender perspective lens.In recent years the decline of the welfare state in Sweden, as well as the increasing proportion of migrants in Sweden's population, have led the nonprofit sector to play a more prominent role in providing social work services. The nonprofit sector has also had to comply with increasing requirements from the state to employ gender perspectives in their work. Through interviews with two nonprofit organizations in Stockholm, this study examines how these organizations define and understand gender perspectives in relation to their activities. It suggests that, despite their good intentions, the activities arranged by the nonprofit organizations are informed to a great extent by a very limited understanding of migrant people in Swedish society. Additionally, the study explores what gender norms the nonprofit organizations reproduce through their daily activities with migrants. (Less)
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author
Drozdova, Galina LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT19 20112
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
nonprofit organizations, Gender perspectives, migrants, social work
language
English
id
2341409
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2012-03-02 14:47:16
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2012-03-02 14:47:16
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyzes the work of nonprofit organizations with migrant people through a gender perspective lens.In recent years the decline of the welfare state in Sweden, as well as the increasing proportion of migrants in Sweden's population, have led the nonprofit sector to play a more prominent role in providing social work services. The nonprofit sector has also had to comply with increasing requirements from the state to employ gender perspectives in their work. Through interviews with two nonprofit organizations in Stockholm, this study examines how these organizations define and understand gender perspectives in relation to their activities. It suggests that, despite their good intentions, the activities arranged by the nonprofit organizations are informed to a great extent by a very limited understanding of migrant people in Swedish society. Additionally, the study explores what gender norms the nonprofit organizations reproduce through their daily activities with migrants.},
  author       = {Drozdova, Galina},
  keyword      = {nonprofit organizations,Gender perspectives,migrants,social work},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gender Perspectives on Social Work with Migrants. A study regarding nonprofit organizations in Sweden.},
  year         = {2012},
}