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Normal, onormal, vanlig eller annorlunda? En kvalitativ studie utifrån självbiografier om hur personer med autism uppfattar sig själva

Möller, Astrid LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to analyze how people with the diagnosis autism, perceive themselves in proportion to other people. The intention was more specifically to examine if people with autism perceive themselves as different or deviant from other people and how they comprehend the relations to other people. The survey was made by a text analysis based on four autobiographies written by two women and two men with autism. The empirical material was processed and analyzed by three drawn up themes, with the support of Erving Goffman’s theory of stigma and the concept of normality. The three themes were: The different, Relationships and The own sight. As a conclusion I found out that the authors did perceive themselves as different from... (More)
The aim of this study was to analyze how people with the diagnosis autism, perceive themselves in proportion to other people. The intention was more specifically to examine if people with autism perceive themselves as different or deviant from other people and how they comprehend the relations to other people. The survey was made by a text analysis based on four autobiographies written by two women and two men with autism. The empirical material was processed and analyzed by three drawn up themes, with the support of Erving Goffman’s theory of stigma and the concept of normality. The three themes were: The different, Relationships and The own sight. As a conclusion I found out that the authors did perceive themselves as different from other people. When it comes to the relations there was a divided sight by the authors, which led to the conclusion that people with autism are not only different from other people, but also from each other. Though they all had some relationship to other people that they were fond of. As well as the authors perceived themselves as different, another implication of the survey was that they also perceived their relationships as different from other people’s. As for the connection to social work, a conclusion from the survey was that professional people with good knowledge about autism could be of great significance for the authors. This shows of the importance for professionals, such as social workers, who encounter people with autism to have a good knowledge and understanding about the diagnosis. (Less)
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Möller, Astrid LU
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SOPA63 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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autism, stigma, normality, autobiographies
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Swedish
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8912900
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to analyze how people with the diagnosis autism, perceive themselves in proportion to other people. The intention was more specifically to examine if people with autism perceive themselves as different or deviant from other people and how they comprehend the relations to other people. The survey was made by a text analysis based on four autobiographies written by two women and two men with autism. The empirical material was processed and analyzed by three drawn up themes, with the support of Erving Goffman’s theory of stigma and the concept of normality. The three themes were: The different, Relationships and The own sight. As a conclusion I found out that the authors did perceive themselves as different from other people. When it comes to the relations there was a divided sight by the authors, which led to the conclusion that people with autism are not only different from other people, but also from each other. Though they all had some relationship to other people that they were fond of. As well as the authors perceived themselves as different, another implication of the survey was that they also perceived their relationships as different from other people’s. As for the connection to social work, a conclusion from the survey was that professional people with good knowledge about autism could be of great significance for the authors. This shows of the importance for professionals, such as social workers, who encounter people with autism to have a good knowledge and understanding about the diagnosis.},
  author       = {Möller, Astrid},
  keyword      = {autism,stigma,normality,autobiographies},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Normal, onormal, vanlig eller annorlunda? En kvalitativ studie utifrån självbiografier om hur personer med autism uppfattar sig själva},
  year         = {2017},
}