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De e bara ”ja har inte tid innan dess.”: en diskursanalytisk studie av arbetsplaneringen inom hemtjänst
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This descriptive study of a case of Swedish home help service is theoretically based on social constructivist assumptions about the role of language for the creation of reality. The analysis was based on a discourse analytical theory called discursive psychology. The aim of the study was to describe which types of discourses exist regarding the execution of work in a group of home help workers, and by that describe the reality of the planning of care. The empirical body of information consisted of recorded conversations from planning morning meetings in a home help service unit in the city of Stockholm. The analysis resulted in the identification of four discourses concerning the work and the users. The content of the dominating discourse was that the time pressures of work define the planning of care. This discourse was showed to dominate through a flexible use of language. It has the power to define this context and to rule out alternative discourses as more or less impossible to articulate. The emerging picture of the reality of home help service is that of a business dominated by the norms of time efficiency, where work methods characterized by the rationality of care are subordinate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
Social constructionism, Discourse analysis, Home help service, Time efficiency, Rationality of care
Keyword [sv]
Socialkonstruktivism, Diskursanalys, Hemtjänst, Tidseffektivitet, Omsorgsrationalitet
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-6726OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-6726DiVA: diva2:196939
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2006-12-20
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samhälle/juridik
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Available from: 2007-03-13 Created: 2007-03-13Bibliographically approved

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