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Making meaningful space for oneself: photo-based dialogue with siblings of refugee children with severe withdrawal symptoms
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute.
2009 (English)In: Children's Geographies, ISSN 1473-3285, Vol. 7, no 2, 209-228 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.


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London: Routledge , 2009. Vol. 7, no 2, 209-228 p.
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photographs, sibling, everyday life, severe withdrawal symptoms (SWS), refugee, resilience
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-29423DOI: 10.1080/14733280902798902ISI: 000284549700007Local ID: P2748OAI: diva2:232985
Available from: 2009-08-27 Created: 2009-08-27 Last updated: 2009-08-27Bibliographically approved

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