Making meaningful space for oneself: photo-based dialogue with siblings of refugee children with severe withdrawal symptoms
2009 (English)In: Children's Geographies, ISSN 1473-3285, Vol. 7, no 2, 209-228 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The current study explores the use of children's photographs to establish a dialogue about everyday life with healthy siblings of refugee children with severe withdrawal symptoms (SWS). Asylum-seeking refugee children in Sweden with SWS have been officially observed since 2000, yet research has overlooked their healthy siblings. We studied three healthy siblings and found photography to be an applicable communicative tool. When parents focus their attention on the ill child, the healthy children create space for themselves and indicate both resilience and vulnerability. We suggest that, together with a dialogue, children's own photographs are useful for research with refugee children in vulnerable situations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge , 2009. Vol. 7, no 2, 209-228 p.
photographs, sibling, everyday life, severe withdrawal symptoms (SWS), refugee, resilience
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-29423DOI: 10.1080/14733280902798902ISI: 000284549700007Local ID: P2748OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-29423DiVA: diva2:232985