Personlig assistans i praktiken beredskap,initiativ och vänskaplighet

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dc.contributor.author Egard, Hanna
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-30T07:34:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-30T07:34:04Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 238 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-91-89604-49-0 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1650-3872 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13761
dc.description.abstract Personal assistance is a user-directed service that was founded by a section of the disability movement, namely the American Independent Living movement, in the late 1960s. Today, the concept and ideology of personal assistance services (PAS) has spread worldwide, and constitutes a part of the support system for people with disabilities in many countries. The service differs from several other publicly financed services since users of personal assistance are given the opportunity to employ and supervise the staff providing the service. Organizing services in this way is presumed to enhance self-sufficiency of persons with disabilities and improve their chances of so-called independent living. This dissertation deals with personal assistance services (PAS) in the Swedish context. The aim is to illuminate and understand how personal assistance is carried out socially. To explore this, an ethnographic field study was conducted. The field study focused on face-to-face interaction of adult users with physical impairments and their personal assistants. Analysis and interpretation of the empirical material was primarily guided by Goffman’s dramaturgical perspective and concepts. Results show that the users and their personal assistants balance and shift between different modes of interacting with and approaching each other; by doing so they create and withhold definitions of the situations that are crucial for carrying out personal assistance services. “Preparedness” refers to their passivity, but also readiness, in situations when the users and personal assistants are idle. “Initiative” refers to their negotiations, but also agreements, concerning how the practical help of the personal assistance should be carried out. “Friendliness” refers to their small talk but also to the informal way of approaching each other. en_US
dc.language.iso swe en_US
dc.publisher Lunds universitet, Socialhögskolan en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Lund dissertations in social work;42
dc.subject Personal assistance services en_US
dc.subject personal assistant en_US
dc.subject personal attendant en_US
dc.subject consumer direction en_US
dc.subject disability en_US
dc.subject ethnography en_US
dc.subject field study en_US
dc.subject face-to-face interaction en_US
dc.subject dramaturgical perspective en_US
dc.subject Erving Goffman en_US
dc.subject definition of the situation en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Personlig assistans i praktiken beredskap,initiativ och vänskaplighet en_US
dc.type Doctoral Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
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