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Maskrosbarn - vad innebär det?

Svensson, Agnes LU (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract (Swedish)
The purpose of my study was to illustrate the concept of dandelion children by using an adult's description of her childhood. I wanted my study to focus on detailed descriptions of situations, events and feelings; therefore I used a qualitative approach and based my study on the autobiographies of three dandelion children. The questions on which I based my study are:
- Are there common themes that unite the autobiographies of the three dandelion children and, if so, what are they?
- On the basis of stories written by adult dandelion children, what does the term dandelion children signify?
- In which ways can dandelion children identify with the term stigma?

I found several common themes in the autobiographies, which were organised... (More)
The purpose of my study was to illustrate the concept of dandelion children by using an adult's description of her childhood. I wanted my study to focus on detailed descriptions of situations, events and feelings; therefore I used a qualitative approach and based my study on the autobiographies of three dandelion children. The questions on which I based my study are:
- Are there common themes that unite the autobiographies of the three dandelion children and, if so, what are they?
- On the basis of stories written by adult dandelion children, what does the term dandelion children signify?
- In which ways can dandelion children identify with the term stigma?

I found several common themes in the autobiographies, which were organised into three categories: Insecurity, strategies and acceptability. I found that all the authors describe the feeling of being outside the norms of society during their childhoods, this is what Erving Goffman (2011) described as being stigmatized. A person to open your heart to, or at least a person who sees or confirms the child, seems to be needed in order for the dandelion children to be able to carry the burden of being a dandelion child. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Agnes LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Dandelion children (Maskrosbarn) – what does it mean?
course
SOPA63 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Dandelion children, stigma, autobiographies
language
Swedish
id
2701869
date added to LUP
2012-06-11 19:27:20
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2012-06-11 19:27:20
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  abstract     = {The purpose of my study was to illustrate the concept of dandelion children by using an adult's description of her childhood. I wanted my study to focus on detailed descriptions of situations, events and feelings; therefore I used a qualitative approach and based my study on the autobiographies of three dandelion children. The questions on which I based my study are:
- Are there common themes that unite the autobiographies of the three dandelion children and, if so, what are they?
- On the basis of stories written by adult dandelion children, what does the term dandelion children signify?
- In which ways can dandelion children identify with the term stigma?

I found several common themes in the autobiographies, which were organised into three categories: Insecurity, strategies and acceptability. I found that all the authors describe the feeling of being outside the norms of society during their childhoods, this is what Erving Goffman (2011) described as being stigmatized. A person to open your heart to, or at least a person who sees or confirms the child, seems to be needed in order for the dandelion children to be able to carry the burden of being a dandelion child.},
  author       = {Svensson, Agnes},
  keyword      = {Dandelion children,stigma,autobiographies},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Maskrosbarn - vad innebär det?},
  year         = {2012},
}