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Existentialismen och socialt arbete

Assarsson, Johan LU (2013) SOAM21 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
This thesis was an attempt to examine how existentialism could be used in social work by using it to interpret how youths with experience from an institutional environment understand their existence. This was done by a hermeneutic-phenomenological interpretation of texts written by the youths in two published books. The youths’ understanding of their existence were put into themes and presented as “Limited freedom”, “Suffering”, “Hidden personality”, “Relations”, “Lost existence” and “The future”. The different themes were interpreted through theories related to existentialism and this showed that the youths experienced existential anxiety by sensing what Jean-Paul Sartre calls Nothingness in different forms, by what Martin Heidegger calls... (More)
This thesis was an attempt to examine how existentialism could be used in social work by using it to interpret how youths with experience from an institutional environment understand their existence. This was done by a hermeneutic-phenomenological interpretation of texts written by the youths in two published books. The youths’ understanding of their existence were put into themes and presented as “Limited freedom”, “Suffering”, “Hidden personality”, “Relations”, “Lost existence” and “The future”. The different themes were interpreted through theories related to existentialism and this showed that the youths experienced existential anxiety by sensing what Jean-Paul Sartre calls Nothingness in different forms, by what Martin Heidegger calls their longing for an authentic living and a consciousness of their own death. The youths were trying to flee from this existential anxiety by living in what Sartre calls Bad faith or through what Heidegger calls living according to Das man. The youths also understood relations as strengthening which were interpreted as Sartres concept of becoming someone through relations. (Less)
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author
Assarsson, Johan LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOAM21 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Existentialism, Heidegger, Institutional environment, Sartre
language
Swedish
id
3812461
date added to LUP
2013-06-14 09:36:05
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2013-06-14 09:36:05
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  abstract     = {This thesis was an attempt to examine how existentialism could be used in social work by using it to interpret how youths with experience from an institutional environment understand their existence. This was done by a hermeneutic-phenomenological interpretation of texts written by the youths in two published books. The youths’ understanding of their existence were put into themes and presented as “Limited freedom”, “Suffering”, “Hidden personality”, “Relations”, “Lost existence” and “The future”. The different themes were interpreted through theories related to existentialism and this showed that the youths experienced existential anxiety by sensing what Jean-Paul Sartre calls Nothingness in different forms, by what Martin Heidegger calls their longing for an authentic living and a consciousness of their own death. The youths were trying to flee from this existential anxiety by living in what Sartre calls Bad faith or through what Heidegger calls living according to Das man. The youths also understood relations as strengthening which were interpreted as Sartres concept of becoming someone through relations.},
  author       = {Assarsson, Johan},
  keyword      = {Existentialism,Heidegger,Institutional environment,Sartre},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Existentialismen och socialt arbete},
  year         = {2013},
}