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Jönsson, Jessica H.ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0810-2848
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Bennich, M. & Jönsson, J. H. (2023). Förändrade förutsättningar för människobehandlande arbete inom socialtjänsten under covidpandemin. Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, 25(4), 28-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förändrade förutsättningar för människobehandlande arbete inom socialtjänsten under covidpandemin
2023 (Swedish)In: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, ISSN 1399-1442, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 28-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Covid-19 pandemin förändrade förutsättningarna för människobehandlande organisationer och även för att bedriva socialt arbete inom socialtjänsten. Villkoren och förutsättningarna för interaktion och relationsarbetet såväl med medarbetare som med sårbara människor i behov av hjälp och stöd av socialtjänsten är i fokus för denna studie, som bygger på intervjuer med nio socialarbetare. Intervjuresultatet och analysen pekar på att den snabba omställningen till att arbeta på fysisk distans via tekniska lösningar bidrog till att arbetet kunde genomföras men att interaktionsritualer förändrades på ett sätt som i många fall påverkade socialarbetarna i negativ riktning – det gällde såväl interaktionen medarbetare emellan såväl som arbetet med klienter och brukare. Dessutom pekar resultatet på att det sociala arbetet med socialt utsatta människor i vissa situationer inte är möjligt eller lämpligt att genomföra genom fysisk distans eller genom tekniska lösningar, utan behöver ske i direkt interaktion mellan socialarbetare och klienter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2023
Keywords
socialt arbete, relationsarbete, interaktioner, tekniska lösningar
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-111055 (URN)
Available from: 2024-01-26 Created: 2024-01-26 Last updated: 2024-01-31Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, J. H. (2023). Reconceptualising Welfare and Social Justice for Critical Social Work. In: Stephen A. Webb (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of International Critical Social Work: new perspectives and agendas. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reconceptualising Welfare and Social Justice for Critical Social Work
2023 (English)In: The Routledge Handbook of International Critical Social Work: new perspectives and agendas / [ed] Stephen A. Webb, London: Routledge, 2023Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2023
Series
Routledge international handbooks
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103654 (URN)9781032078885 (ISBN)9781003211969 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-27 Created: 2023-01-27 Last updated: 2023-01-27Bibliographically approved
Lynch, H. & Jönsson, J. H. (2023). The troubled gifts of Bergsjön: Social work and the marginalised urban environment. In: : . Paper presented at European Social Work Conference 2023: Against all Odds – A Social Europe is Possible Where Nobody is Left Behind!, Praque, Czech Republic, May 21-24, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The troubled gifts of Bergsjön: Social work and the marginalised urban environment
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The forest setting, gardens and lake of Bergsjön in north Gothenburg, give it much appeal, and yet it is notorious across Sweden for gang violence, crime and disadvantage, and is rated ‘most vulnerable’ in the Swedish police’ neighbourhood list. These neighbourhoods, many of which were developed through the Million Homes programme of the 60’s, to provide good housing for workers, are now the fixation of the media and as such dominate political discourse in Sweden where they are decried as ‘no go zones’ that exist out with the law, and as such threaten orderly Swedish civil society. The shift toward the right by Sweden’s widely recognised tolerant social democracy is in large part due to a Swedish public anxious about the suburbs (Schierup, Ålund and Kings, 2014; Dahlstedt and Neergaard, 2019). Bergsjön is a distinctive and unique place, yet the conflict around migrant settlement is expressed across different national contexts. The agreement generated by the enlightenment social contract no longer holds and according to French philosopher Michel Serres, there is a need to consider a new basis for relations, one that includes the material relations of the more-than-human world on which humanity depends. This, he argues, resets relations of exploitation, precipitated by the social contract, to relations of mutuality found in a ‘Natural Contract’ (Serres, 1995).

We draw on a field philosophical study (Buchanan, Bastian and Chrulew, 2018) of Bergsjön in 2022 to discuss the potential of Serres’ natural contract to critique the dominant views from both left and right, of how to address the challenges that Bergsjön presents. Thinking with Serres’ Natural Contract includes the more-than-human environment of Bergsjön and affords contemplation of what one contributor calls its ‘big, big gift’ and at the same time raises questions that challenge the limits of human ethical thought.

National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109648 (URN)
Conference
European Social Work Conference 2023: Against all Odds – A Social Europe is Possible Where Nobody is Left Behind!, Praque, Czech Republic, May 21-24, 2023
Available from: 2023-11-09 Created: 2023-11-09 Last updated: 2023-11-13Bibliographically approved
Walker, J., Keet, A., Das, C., Gatenio Gabel, S., Pitowsky-Nave, N. & Jönsson, J. H. (2023). Wars and Armed Conflict: Voices from the Unheard. Social Dialogue, 27(12), 4-5
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Wars and Armed Conflict: Voices from the Unheard
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2023 (English)In: Social Dialogue, ISSN 2221-352X, Vol. 27, no 12, p. 4-5Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), 2023
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-104585 (URN)
Available from: 2023-03-01 Created: 2023-03-01 Last updated: 2023-03-01Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, J. H. (2022). Chandra Talpade Mohanty: Avkoloniserad teori och praktiserad solidaritet. In: Tina Mattsson; Em Andersson (Ed.), Teorier för socialt arbete: Del 2: Normalitet, förkroppsligad erfarenhet och motstånd (pp. 201-214). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Chandra Talpade Mohanty: Avkoloniserad teori och praktiserad solidaritet
2022 (Swedish)In: Teorier för socialt arbete: Del 2: Normalitet, förkroppsligad erfarenhet och motstånd / [ed] Tina Mattsson; Em Andersson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2022, p. 201-214Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2022
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-101980 (URN)9789151107639 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-10-28 Created: 2022-10-28 Last updated: 2022-10-28Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, J. H., Flem, A. L. & Ghazanfareeon Karlsson, S. (2022). Critical reflections on international social work research: Beyond South/North divides. In: Christian Franklin Svensson; Pia Ringø (Ed.), Revitalising Critical Reflection in Contemporary Social Work Research, Practice and Education: (pp. 38-51). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Critical reflections on international social work research: Beyond South/North divides
2022 (English)In: Revitalising Critical Reflection in Contemporary Social Work Research, Practice and Education / [ed] Christian Franklin Svensson; Pia Ringø, London: Routledge, 2022, p. 38-51Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Several scientific discourses influenced by ‘colonial discourses’ are reproducing discriminatory categories of human societies and are therefore incapable of deconstructing the ‘coloniality of power’, and grasping the complexity and interconnectivity of human societies. This makes decolonising of knowledge – including the knowledge base of international social work studies aiming to fight global inequalities – an urgent task of any critical research. Such a position urges the researcher to carefully choose research questions, methods and theoretical perspectives. Based on the authors’ own studies of global inequalities and critical reflection processes, this chapter explores that by using established scientific concepts and discourses in international social work, research runs the risk of legitimising and reinforcing global inequalities. It is argued that critical reflection as a decolonising research methodology can be helpful for finding alternative ways of doing research and collecting data when practising postcolonial intersectionality in international, national and local contexts. The chapter also discusses the importance of methodological concerns in international social work research, and how critical reflection guided by postcolonial perspectives can be used as part of a research methodology for studying social problems and global inequalities beyond South/North divides.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2022
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103652 (URN)9781032163178 (ISBN)9781003248057 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-27 Created: 2023-01-27 Last updated: 2023-01-27Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, J. H. & Flem, A. L. (2022). Global social work ethics and international field training: The experiences and practice dilemmas of Norwegian and Swedish social work students. International Social Work, 65(1), 35-48
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Global social work ethics and international field training: The experiences and practice dilemmas of Norwegian and Swedish social work students
2022 (English)In: International Social Work, ISSN 0020-8728, E-ISSN 1461-7234, Vol. 65, no 1, p. 35-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores global social work ethics and international field training based on the experiences and practice dilemmas of Norwegian and Swedish social work students. It employs a postcolonial perspective to answer 'What are key ethical challenges for the students?' and 'How can social work educators promote ethical awareness in international field training?' based on focus group interviews and field reports. The results show that international field training contributes to both deepening some students' critical knowledge and reinforcing others their colonial discourses. It is argued that social work educators play an important role for students' critical positioning and knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
Decolonisation, global ethics, international social work, postcolonialism, social work education, West-centrism
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78062 (URN)10.1177/0020872819889398 (DOI)000514533900001 ()2-s2.0-85081535930 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-11-25 Created: 2019-11-25 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Herz, M., Johansson, T., Jönsson, J. H., Lalander, P., Mattsson, T., Samzelius, T. & Wikström, H. (2022). Mot ett kritiskt socialt arbete (2ed.). In: Marcus Herz (Ed.), Kritiskt socialt arbete: (pp. 214-228). Malmö: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mot ett kritiskt socialt arbete
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2022 (Swedish)In: Kritiskt socialt arbete / [ed] Marcus Herz, Malmö: Liber, 2022, 2, p. 214-228Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Liber, 2022 Edition: 2
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-101982 (URN)9789147144235 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-10-28 Created: 2022-10-28 Last updated: 2022-10-28Bibliographically approved
Finch, J., Jönsson, J. H., Kamali, M. & McKendrick, D. (2022). Social work and countering violent extremism in Sweden and the UK. European Journal of Social Work, 25(1), 119-130
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social work and countering violent extremism in Sweden and the UK
2022 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 119-130Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social Work in Europe, is now being tasked with managing the 'problems' of terrorism, i.e supporting those affected by terrorist attacks, managing returnees affiliated with Terrorist groups in the Middle East, or, as will be discussed here, identifying those at risk from radicalisation and extremism. Both Britain and Sweden have Counter-Terrorism policies, but recent developments in both countries have made it a statutory requirement for social workers to work within such policies. This paper seeks to explore the policies in both countries, utilising a comparative approach to consider the similarities in not only policy and practice but also in the ethical consequences such policies pose for social workers across Europe. The exploration considers; the extent to which anti-radicalisation policies influence social work practices in Sweden and the UK and how they might undermine social work as a human rights profession. The results indicate that anti-radicalisation policies run the risk of reducing social work to become a 'policing profession' practising social control. This has substantial consequences for social work and its global ethics, which should be considered and struggled against by social workers committed to principles of social justice and human rights.

Abstract [sv]

Det ställs allt större krav på det europeiska sociala arbetets praktik för att hantera ‘problemen’ med terrorism, som bl.a. att hjälpa drabbade av terrorist attacker, att ta hand om återvändande som har varit inblandade i terroristaktiviteter i Mellanöstern, eller, som ska diskuteras i denna artikel, att identifiera de som riskerar radikalisering och extremism. Både Storbritannien och Sverige har anti-terrorist policyn, men under senare år ställs allt högre krav på socialarbetare att implementera sådana policyn. Föreliggande artikel undersöker genom en komparativ ansats genomförandet av dessa policyn inte bara likheter i policy och praktiker av socialt arbete, utan också de etiska konsekvenserna dessa medför för socialarbetare i europeiska länder. Studien undersöker hur anti-radikaliseringspolicy påverkar socialt arbete i Sverige och Storbritannien och hur sådana policy riskerar att underminera det sociala arbetet som en profession för realisering av mänskliga rättigheter. Resultaten indikerar attanti-radikaliseringspolicy riskerar att reducera det sociala arbetets profession till att bli en profession för social kontroll. Detta har betydande konsekvenser för socialt arbete och dess globala etik, vilket måste beaktas och bekämpas av socialarbetare trogna principer om social rättvisa och mänskliga rättigheter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Keywords
Social work, counter-terrorism, radicalisation, extremism, racism, Socialt arbete, anti-terrorism, radikalisering, extremism, rasism
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76078 (URN)10.1080/13691457.2019.1657803 (DOI)000485568300001 ()2-s2.0-85073806414 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-09-04 Created: 2019-09-04 Last updated: 2022-06-22Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, J. H. (2021). Book review: Towards Glocal Social Work in the Era of Compressed Modernity [Review]. Critical Social Policy, 41(3), 505-507
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book review: Towards Glocal Social Work in the Era of Compressed Modernity
2021 (English)In: Critical Social Policy, ISSN 0261-0183, E-ISSN 1461-703X, Vol. 41, no 3, p. 505-507Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-91868 (URN)10.1177/02610183211009531 (DOI)000683828800001 ()
Note

Harrikari, Timo. - Towards glocal social work in the era of compressed modernity / Timo Harrikari and Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala.. - 2019. - ISBN: 9781138225541

Available from: 2021-05-19 Created: 2021-05-19 Last updated: 2021-08-19Bibliographically approved
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