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När det osynliga blir synligt : Framställningar av psykisk ohälsa i kurslitteratur

Vitai, Cindy LU and Bäfverfeldt Marklund, Amalia LU (2017) SOPA63 20162
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of the thesis is to investigate constructions of mental illness in course literature used in a Bachelor’s programme in social work. The empirical material consists of books and reports about mental illness used within a programme. The material has been analyzed through a qualitative method called perspective analysis, drawing upon discourse analysis. Our analysis shows that there are elements of differences concerning how mental illness is portrayed regarding women and men and also children and elderly. This is expressed through typical case stories, choice of words and symptom definitions of mental illness. The knowledge which the students brings into their future jobs, based on the textbooks, is thereby characterized and shaped... (More)
The aim of the thesis is to investigate constructions of mental illness in course literature used in a Bachelor’s programme in social work. The empirical material consists of books and reports about mental illness used within a programme. The material has been analyzed through a qualitative method called perspective analysis, drawing upon discourse analysis. Our analysis shows that there are elements of differences concerning how mental illness is portrayed regarding women and men and also children and elderly. This is expressed through typical case stories, choice of words and symptom definitions of mental illness. The knowledge which the students brings into their future jobs, based on the textbooks, is thereby characterized and shaped by the literatures’ description. (Less)
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author
Vitai, Cindy LU and Bäfverfeldt Marklund, Amalia LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
mental illness, course literature, social worker, power, stereotype, gender
language
Swedish
id
8904805
date added to LUP
2017-03-28 17:01:33
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2017-03-28 17:01:33
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  abstract     = {The aim of the thesis is to investigate constructions of mental illness in course literature used in a Bachelor’s programme in social work. The empirical material consists of books and reports about mental illness used within a programme. The material has been analyzed through a qualitative method called perspective analysis, drawing upon discourse analysis. Our analysis shows that there are elements of differences concerning how mental illness is portrayed regarding women and men and also children and elderly. This is expressed through typical case stories, choice of words and symptom definitions of mental illness. The knowledge which the students brings into their future jobs, based on the textbooks, is thereby characterized and shaped by the literatures’ description.},
  author       = {Vitai, Cindy and Bäfverfeldt Marklund, Amalia},
  keyword      = {mental illness,course literature,social worker,power,stereotype,gender},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {När det osynliga blir synligt : Framställningar av psykisk ohälsa i kurslitteratur},
  year         = {2017},
}