The Unruly Young Men - Exploring some Key Constructions of Masculinity within Swedish Social Services
Helena Johansson and Ing-Marie Johansson. (2016). The Unruly Young Men - Exploring some Key Constructions of Masculinity within Swedish Social Services. Indian Journal of Social Work. 77(1), pp. 21-37.
|Authors||Helena Johansson and Ing-Marie Johansson|
The article draws on two research projects conducted at the University of Gothenburg and highlights how social workers construct and reconstruct young masculinities. In the light of recent debates in India, induced by the gang rapes in New Delhi, the intersection between masculinity and class is of great relevance to social work. Research from both countries highlights a problematic situation within social work as boys from lower social classes often are predicted to become low achievers or drug addicts. Instead our focal point should be turned towards how we in interaction with our surroundings are shaped as males and females.
|Keywords||social work; masculinity; class; ethnicity; social construction|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Social Work|
|Journal citation||77 (1), pp. 21-37|
|Publisher||Tata Institute of Social Sciences|
|Web address (URL)||https://journals.tiss.edu/ijsw/index.php/ijsw/article/view/119/0|
|Open access||Open access|
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|Deposited||03 May 2021|
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