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Radio Totalnormal – erfarenheter av att göra närradio: Människor med egen erfarenhet av psykisk ohälsa ger sina perspektiv
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a qualitative study with the aim of getting better knowledge and understanding of how people with mental illness experience having access to a public communication channel. The study builds upon qualitative interviews with four participants of a radio project called Radio Totalnormal (RTN). RTN is a community radio station where people with mental illness do radio. The study focuses on how the respondents describe the participation in the project and how it has affected their self-image. The analysis uses the concept of empowerment and four social psychological concepts: social responsivity, asocial non-responsivity, abstract sociability and concrete sociability. The conclusions of the study are that the participation is described as a sense of solidarity, community and belonging. The participation can also be a source of joy, excitement and pleasure and a way to get praise and confirmation. To participate in RTN is described as being active and involved in the work, and as a way to send an important message and to get heard. The participation can contribute to getting better confidence and self-esteem and it strengthened some. In this way it affected their self-image.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 76 p.
Keyword [sv]
psykisk ohälsa, närradio, självbild, empowerment, konkret socialitet, abstrakt socialitet, social responsivitet.
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-74526OAI: diva2:510591
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-04-03 Created: 2012-03-15 Last updated: 2012-04-03Bibliographically approved

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