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Konstruktionen av kön: En studie om socialtjänstens yttranden i 3 § LVU (lagen om vård av unga)
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The construction of gender :  A study based on social service statements in 3 § LVU (Swedish care of young persons act) (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim with this study was to examine how social service statement in 3 § social-judgements LVU (Swedish care of young persons act) produce ideas about gender. We have taken an interest in the production of both boys and girls and their mothers and fathers because there are clear differences in the description of these. From a historical perspective, the differences between gender in social assessments occurred despite the fact that discrimination is prohibited by law and despite the fact that social service shall work on the basis of an gender equality perspective. In the analysis and interpretation of the rulings we have been inspired by a critical discourse analysis. 30 social-judgements have been analyzed where of 15 concerns girls and 15 involve boys.  In our study obvious differences between the sexes appear. Gender stereotypical patterns emerged in several cases, for example social service only mentioned sexuality and adolescent self-harm of girls but in non of the boys cases. As regards the mothers are often criticised and clearly described in the judgments while fathers rarely occur.  

Abstract [sv]

Studiens syfte har varit att undersöka om socialtjänstens yttranden i 3 § LVU-domar (Lagen om vård av unga) producerar föreställningar om kön. Vi har intresserat oss för framställningen av både pojkar, flickor, deras mödrar samt fäder eftersom det förekommer tydliga skillnader i beskrivningen av dessa. Ur ett historiskt perspektiv har skillnader mellan könen i sociala bedömningar alltid förekommit trots att diskriminering är förbjuden enligt lag och trots att socialtjänsten skall arbeta utifrån ett jämställdhetsperspektiv. I tolkningsarbetet av domarna har vi i hög grad inspirerats av kritisk diskursanalys. Domarna var 30 till antalet och berörde 15 flickor och 15 pojkar. I vår undersökning kan tydliga skillnader ses mellan könen. Könsstereotypiska mönster framkommer i flera fall, exempelvis nämner socialtjänsten enbart sexualitet och självskadebeteende hos flickor men inte i något fall hos pojkarna. Vad gäller mödrarna är de ofta kritiserade och tydligt beskrivna i domarna medan fäderna sällan förekommer.

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2010. , p. 38
Keywords [en]
gender, social construction, discourse analysis, LVU (Swedish care of young persons act), girls, boys, mothers, fathers.
Keywords [sv]
kön, socialkonstruktivism, diskursanalys, LVU, flickor, pojkar, mödrar, fäder
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-5145OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-5145DiVA, id: diva2:291819
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