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Social capital supporting males: Findings from a community action research project in Sweden
Stockholm University, The Stockholm Institute of Education, Department of Human Development, Learning and Special Education(LHS).
2005 (English)In: Papers for the April 29th 2005 conference Neighbourhoods and Social Capital. Jointly hosted by Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University & the City of Ryde, 2005Conference paper (Other academic)
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Some characteristics of civic society and social capital made it quite difficult to bring about change in the local community of Gullänget. Gullänget is located in the northern part of Sweden. A community development project was carried out aiming at strengthening civic society and participatory democracy. Initiatives related to females, youngsters, children, care and public sector were very hard to realise. Initiatives related to males, industry, housing and market economy were favoured by the community ethos called the spirit of Hägglund. Experiences from this project generate reflections on civic society, social capital and community work strategies. Social capital proved to be a phenomenon integrated with the local power structure which was in certain aspects quite suppressive.

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civic society, social capital, community work strategies
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Social Work Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15657OAI: diva2:182177
Available from: 2008-12-09 Created: 2008-12-09Bibliographically approved

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