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Jokes and routines make everyday life a good life: on 'doing family' for young people in foster care in Sweden
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2012 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 15, no 5, p. 700-715Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to identify inclusion practices in foster families by studying the everyday life of young people entering various types of foster family. Structure and warmth in the family stand out as important dimensions of everyday life. What is not so evident in previous research is the way emotional 'warmth' is created. In particular, joking, gentle teasing and laughing, which in this paper stand out as important inclusion practices, seem to be rather unknown aspects in foster care, as is the importance of doing things together in everyday life. The young people's contributions in creating a good family atmosphere are visible in the study, as is their capacity to adapt to a new family. Daily routines normalise the adolescents' everyday life. Negotiations make them part of important decisions, and may strengthen them as social agents. Foster parents' positive attitude towards birth family facilitates birth parents' support to their children. In this case study, mixed qualitative methods are used: interviews, network maps, 'beepers' and video recordings in the foster home.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna artikel är att identifiera inkluderande familjepraktiker i familje-hemsvård genom att studera vardagslivet för ungdomar som kommer till olika slags familjehem. Struktur och värme i familjen framstår som viktiga dimensioner av vardagligt liv. Något som inte är så uppenbart i tidigare forskning är det sätt på vilket emotionell värme skapas. I synnerhet skämt, skojande och skratt, vilka i detta papper framstår som viktiga inkluderande praktiker, verkar vara tämligen okända aspekter av familjehemsvård, liksom i viss mån betydelsen av att i vardagen göra saker tillsammans. Ungdomarnas bidrag till att skapa en god familjeatmosfär synliggörs i studien, liksom deras förmåga att anpassa sig till en ny familj. Dagliga rutiner normaliserar ungdomarnas vardagsliv. Förhandlingar gör dem delaktiga i viktiga beslut och kan stärka dem som sociala aktörer. Fosterföräldrarnas positiva attityd mot ungdomarnas familj underlättar föräldrarnas stöd till sitt barn. I denna fallstudie används blandade kvalitativa metoder: intervjuer, nätverkskartor, ‘beepers’ och videoinspelningar i familjehemmet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2012. Vol. 15, no 5, p. 700-715
Keywords [en]
Inclusion Practices; Kinship Family; Everyday Life; Foster Children; Humour
Keywords [sv]
Inkluderande Praktiker; Släktingfamilj; Vardagsliv; Fosterbarn; Humor
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Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20764DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2011.579558ISI: 000312185000007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-20764DiVA, id: diva2:474582
Available from: 2012-01-09 Created: 2012-01-09 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Foster youth's sense of belonging in kinship, network, and traditional foster families: an interactive perspective on foster youth's everyday life
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Foster youth's sense of belonging in kinship, network, and traditional foster families: an interactive perspective on foster youth's everyday life
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2012. p. 93
Series
Örebro Studies in Social work, ISSN 1651-145X ; 10
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
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urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20404 (URN)978-91-7668-840-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2012-01-13, Hörsal L3, Långhuset, Örebro universitet, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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