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Dagboken som offentlig bekännelse - framställningen av diagnosen utmattningsdepression

Hallberg, Cissi LU and Truedsson, Michelle LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to investigate how exhaustion depression, previously defined as burnout, is presented on blogs on the Internet, what consequences the presence of the blog-readers may have on the self-presentations on the blogs and what consequenses the blog-writers self-portraits may have for the construction of their diagnosis. The study is entirely based on observations of blogtexts written by people who has been diagnosed with exhaustion depression. The study is a textual analysis written in a constructionist tradition. The main findings are that the blog is used as a channel for image development where the blog-writes catagorize themselves as experts on the phenomenon based on their lived experiences of the diagnosis.... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to investigate how exhaustion depression, previously defined as burnout, is presented on blogs on the Internet, what consequences the presence of the blog-readers may have on the self-presentations on the blogs and what consequenses the blog-writers self-portraits may have for the construction of their diagnosis. The study is entirely based on observations of blogtexts written by people who has been diagnosed with exhaustion depression. The study is a textual analysis written in a constructionist tradition. The main findings are that the blog is used as a channel for image development where the blog-writes catagorize themselves as experts on the phenomenon based on their lived experiences of the diagnosis. Another outcome of the study is that the blog-writes self-presentations contribute to expanding the definition of exhaustion depression as a diagnosis. (Less)
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Hallberg, Cissi LU and Truedsson, Michelle LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
confession society, expert category, burnout, internet research, Self presentation
language
Swedish
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8522920
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2016-01-28 11:38:50
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to investigate how exhaustion depression, previously defined as burnout, is presented on blogs on the Internet, what consequences the presence of the blog-readers may have on the self-presentations on the blogs and what consequenses the blog-writers self-portraits may have for the construction of their diagnosis. The study is entirely based on observations of blogtexts written by people who has been diagnosed with exhaustion depression. The study is a textual analysis written in a constructionist tradition. The main findings are that the blog is used as a channel for image development where the blog-writes catagorize themselves as experts on the phenomenon based on their lived experiences of the diagnosis. Another outcome of the study is that the blog-writes self-presentations contribute to expanding the definition of exhaustion depression as a diagnosis.},
  author       = {Hallberg, Cissi and Truedsson, Michelle},
  keyword      = {confession society,expert category,burnout,internet research,Self presentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Dagboken som offentlig bekännelse - framställningen av diagnosen utmattningsdepression},
  year         = {2016},
}