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Every Mind (of a VoT) is a Universe: a field-based study on assisting victims of human trafficking beyond the template

Sandberg, Carolina LU (2013) RÄSK02 20131
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
The aim of this thesis was to identify the implications of the normative premises which are present in the NGO AgainstHTR-S, which works with assistance of victims of human trafficking for sexual purposes. This in order to outline how and why the NGO has the potential to adapt its “Attention Model” to the needs of the individual. In conjunction with a field work in Costa Rica, empirical data was gathered through ten interviews with staff members and victims of trafficking, and through a participatory observation. The data was analyzed by using the Norm Model of Hydén and Wickenberg, and Habermas concepts surrounding the lifeworld and system. Through the study, it became visible that a central aspect for adapting the Attention Model was the... (More)
The aim of this thesis was to identify the implications of the normative premises which are present in the NGO AgainstHTR-S, which works with assistance of victims of human trafficking for sexual purposes. This in order to outline how and why the NGO has the potential to adapt its “Attention Model” to the needs of the individual. In conjunction with a field work in Costa Rica, empirical data was gathered through ten interviews with staff members and victims of trafficking, and through a participatory observation. The data was analyzed by using the Norm Model of Hydén and Wickenberg, and Habermas concepts surrounding the lifeworld and system. Through the study, it became visible that a central aspect for adapting the Attention Model was the bond between the staff members and the victims of trafficking. This could result in the NGO becoming a normative arena defining the victim outside of legal frameworks. Furthermore, it appears that the increasingly significant role of NGOs as advocates for public opinion can result in that this interaction at a micro-level also has the potential to incite to a more victim-oriented attention at macro-level. (Less)
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author
Sandberg, Carolina LU
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organization
course
RÄSK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
victim, human trafficking, NGO, norms, public opinion
language
English
additional info
Report from a Minor Field Studies, april-june 2013
id
4004442
date added to LUP
2013-09-04 13:09:54
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2013-09-04 13:09:54
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis was to identify the implications of the normative premises which are present in the NGO AgainstHTR-S, which works with assistance of victims of human trafficking for sexual purposes. This in order to outline how and why the NGO has the potential to adapt its “Attention Model” to the needs of the individual. In conjunction with a field work in Costa Rica, empirical data was gathered through ten interviews with staff members and victims of trafficking, and through a participatory observation. The data was analyzed by using the Norm Model of Hydén and Wickenberg, and Habermas concepts surrounding the lifeworld and system. Through the study, it became visible that a central aspect for adapting the Attention Model was the bond between the staff members and the victims of trafficking. This could result in the NGO becoming a normative arena defining the victim outside of legal frameworks. Furthermore, it appears that the increasingly significant role of NGOs as advocates for public opinion can result in that this interaction at a micro-level also has the potential to incite to a more victim-oriented attention at macro-level.},
  author       = {Sandberg, Carolina},
  keyword      = {victim,human trafficking,NGO,norms,public opinion},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Every Mind (of a VoT) is a Universe: a field-based study on assisting victims of human trafficking beyond the template},
  year         = {2013},
}