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Lauri, M., Fanni, M., Järpvall, C. & Paulsson, A. (2019). Gränser, mikropraktiker och våld: Vänstern och byråkratin. Fronesis (62-63)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gränser, mikropraktiker och våld: Vänstern och byråkratin
2019 (Swedish)In: Fronesis, ISSN 1404-2614, no 62-63Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2019
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35939 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-03 Created: 2019-04-03 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved
Lauri, M. (2019). Mind your own business: technologies for governing social worker subjects. European Journal of Social Work, 22(2), 338-349
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mind your own business: technologies for governing social worker subjects
2019 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 338-349Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A vast body of research has demonstrated negative effects on social work following from a neoliberalisation of the welfare state. This article explores some of the ways in which such neoliberalisation may be carried out and maintained, by shaping social workers subjects in ways that make them compliant in such a scheme. From interviews with social workers in Sweden, an analysis of budget governing, individual wage negotiations, the client contractor model and social worker supervision shows that such governing technologies may accentuate an individual, competitive and detached subject. This may in turn produce loyalty to individual selves and management, which risks undermining the formation of a social worker subject who is willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with both their co-workers and their clients.

Abstract [sv]

Omfattande forskning har visat hur nyliberaliseringen av välfärdsstaten fått negativa effekter. Denna artikel undersöker olika sätt som gör att socialarbetare formas för att göra dem medgörliga i en sådan omdaning. Genom intervjuer med socialarbetare i Sverige analyseras hur budgetstyrning, individuell lönesättning, beställar-utförarmodellen och socialarbetares handledning kan bidra till att skapa en individualistisk, konkurrensinriktad och likgiltig socialarbetare. Detta kan i sin tur skapa lojalitet med självet och ledningen vilket riskerar att underminera ett socialarbetarsubjekt som står på klientens och sina medarbetares sida.

Keywords
Social work, neoliberalism, subject formation, governmentality, assemblage, socialt arbete, nyliberalism, subjektsformering, styrning, styrningsmentalitet
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34809 (URN)10.1080/13691457.2018.1529661 (DOI)000457563500014 ()
Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2019-03-18Bibliographically approved
Lauri, M. (2019). Motivational interviewing as governmentality: Shaping victims of men’s violence into responsible subjects?. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 27(2), 112-124
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motivational interviewing as governmentality: Shaping victims of men’s violence into responsible subjects?
2019 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 112-124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based counselling method that has spread rapidly in Sweden during the last two decades. It is a technique designed to empower individuals to change an unwanted life situation. Through interviews with a strategic sample of persons engaged in work with men’s violence against women, this article critically examines the use of MI in this context. By analysing the interviews from a governmentality perspective, it is suggested that MI is a technique to produce a knowledgeable, strong and self-animated feminine subject, capable of making the “right” choices and subsequently “choosing” to avoid violence. Although this may be beneficial to some, the analysis suggests that this places primary responsibility on the woman subjected to violence for her predicament and future. This may in turn increase the risk of self-blame for those who cannot follow through with their commitment, and obscure and renounce the role and responsibility of both the counsellor and the rationalized neoliberal welfare state. In addition, the one-sided focus on the individual largely ignores the surrounding context, which may obscure men’s responsibility for violence. This may ultimately undermine the collective formation of a political subject from women’s shared experience of violence.

Keywords
Motivational interviewing, gender, Men’s violence against women, intimate partner violence, governmentality, subject, social work, Sweden, neoliberalism, Motiverande samtal, kön, genus, mäns våld mot kvinnor, mansvåld, governmentality, styrningsmentalitet, subjekt, socialt arbete, makt, Sverige, nyliberalism
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35938 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2019.1588374 (DOI)000465779400001 ()2-s2.0-85063990435 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 344-2011-5475
Available from: 2019-04-03 Created: 2019-04-03 Last updated: 2019-07-08Bibliographically approved
Lauri, M. (2016). Styrningen av socialt arbete skapar distans ().
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Styrningen av socialt arbete skapar distans ()
2016 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34250 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-15 Created: 2018-08-15 Last updated: 2018-08-17Bibliographically approved
Lauri, M., de los Reyes, P., Hörnqvist, M., Boreus, K., Estrada, F., Flyghed, J., . . . Lundström, M. (2014). Punktinsatser räcker inte för förorterna.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Punktinsatser räcker inte för förorterna
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2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34248 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-15 Created: 2018-08-15 Last updated: 2018-08-17Bibliographically approved
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