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I Volunteer to Help (Myself)

Malmborg, Linn LU (2016) SIMV26 20161
Master of Science in Development Studies
Abstract
Volunteerism has been part of the development field for a long time, but has evolved from knowledge spreading to knowledge development through formal international development volunteer programmes. The purpose of this study is to see how development professionals perceive volunteerism to align with or further the sending organisation’s aims. The data has been collected through semistructured interviews with development professionals in Swedish sending organisations. The findings in this study have been analysed though a postcolonial view by the use of Freire and Mohanty. This study will conclude that while volunteerism can be beneficial on an individual level, there reamins issues
of power within volunteerism, often reflecting the larger... (More)
Volunteerism has been part of the development field for a long time, but has evolved from knowledge spreading to knowledge development through formal international development volunteer programmes. The purpose of this study is to see how development professionals perceive volunteerism to align with or further the sending organisation’s aims. The data has been collected through semistructured interviews with development professionals in Swedish sending organisations. The findings in this study have been analysed though a postcolonial view by the use of Freire and Mohanty. This study will conclude that while volunteerism can be beneficial on an individual level, there reamins issues
of power within volunteerism, often reflecting the larger issues of development. (Less)
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author
Malmborg, Linn LU
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organization
alternative title
How International Volunteering is Perceived by Development Professionals
course
SIMV26 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
formal international development volunteerism, development, volunteers, development professionals, post-colonialism, oppression, situated knowledges
language
English
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8889553
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2016-11-01 08:50:12
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  abstract     = {Volunteerism has been part of the development field for a long time, but has evolved from knowledge spreading to knowledge development through formal international development volunteer programmes. The purpose of this study is to see how development professionals perceive volunteerism to align with or further the sending organisation’s aims. The data has been collected through semistructured interviews with development professionals in Swedish sending organisations. The findings in this study have been analysed though a postcolonial view by the use of Freire and Mohanty. This study will conclude that while volunteerism can be beneficial on an individual level, there reamins issues
of power within volunteerism, often reflecting the larger issues of development.},
  author       = {Malmborg, Linn},
  keyword      = {formal international development volunteerism,development,volunteers,development professionals,post-colonialism,oppression,situated knowledges},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {I Volunteer to Help (Myself)},
  year         = {2016},
}