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Ursprung och identitet - En kvalitativ studie om hur adopterade kan uppfatta den biologiska familjens betydelse för vilka de är

Larsson, Amanda LU (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
ABSTRACT
Author: Amanda Larsson
Title: Origin and Identity – A study about how adoptees can apprehend the significance of the biological family for who they are
Supervisor: Mikael Sandgren

The purpose of this study is to find what meaning the biological family has for the sense of identity among adoptees as well as what meaning the possibility to be able to talk about the adoption with the adoptive family have for the adoptees. Identity has many meanings but the kind of identity that I will use here is self-identity, the way you look at and define your-self. This study is based on interviews with six adoptees. Both adoptees from other countries (4) as well as adoptees adopted within Sweden (2) take part. The meaning of the biological... (More)
ABSTRACT
Author: Amanda Larsson
Title: Origin and Identity – A study about how adoptees can apprehend the significance of the biological family for who they are
Supervisor: Mikael Sandgren

The purpose of this study is to find what meaning the biological family has for the sense of identity among adoptees as well as what meaning the possibility to be able to talk about the adoption with the adoptive family have for the adoptees. Identity has many meanings but the kind of identity that I will use here is self-identity, the way you look at and define your-self. This study is based on interviews with six adoptees. Both adoptees from other countries (4) as well as adoptees adopted within Sweden (2) take part. The meaning of the biological family for the sense of identity where discussed as well as the childhood at the adoptive family. In order to understand how identity arise theories where used to analyze the material, these theories where Essentialism and Social constructionism. Several analytical terms within identity in a wide sense where also used in order to discuss the adoptees different views on their identity. Most of the adoptees thought that being able to talk about the adoption with the adoptive family where very important. The once who had not been able to do that in their youth thought of the adoption as something to be ashamed of. Four of the adoptees had met their biological family but the feeling of how important the meeting where varied among the adoptees. (Less)
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Larsson, Amanda LU
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SOPA63 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Adoption, identity, subidentity, biological family, adoptive family
language
Swedish
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2701506
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2012-06-07 11:40:43
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  abstract     = {ABSTRACT
Author: Amanda Larsson
Title: Origin and Identity – A study about how adoptees can apprehend the significance of the biological family for who they are
Supervisor: Mikael Sandgren

The purpose of this study is to find what meaning the biological family has for the sense of identity among adoptees as well as what meaning the possibility to be able to talk about the adoption with the adoptive family have for the adoptees. Identity has many meanings but the kind of identity that I will use here is self-identity, the way you look at and define your-self. This study is based on interviews with six adoptees. Both adoptees from other countries (4) as well as adoptees adopted within Sweden (2) take part. The meaning of the biological family for the sense of identity where discussed as well as the childhood at the adoptive family. In order to understand how identity arise theories where used to analyze the material, these theories where Essentialism and Social constructionism. Several analytical terms within identity in a wide sense where also used in order to discuss the adoptees different views on their identity. Most of the adoptees thought that being able to talk about the adoption with the adoptive family where very important. The once who had not been able to do that in their youth thought of the adoption as something to be ashamed of. Four of the adoptees had met their biological family but the feeling of how important the meeting where varied among the adoptees.},
  author       = {Larsson, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Adoption,identity,subidentity,biological family,adoptive family},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ursprung och identitet - En kvalitativ studie om hur adopterade kan uppfatta den biologiska familjens betydelse för vilka de är},
  year         = {2012},
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