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Gustafsson, Kristina, Associate ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0641-7096
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Gustafsson, K. (2019). Charles L. Glenn, ed. 2018.: Muslim Educators in American Communities [Review]. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, 32(1), 94-96
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Charles L. Glenn, ed. 2018.: Muslim Educators in American Communities
2019 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, ISSN 0809-7291, E-ISSN 1890-7008, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 94-96Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Akademika forlag, 2019
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84846 (URN)10.18261/issn.1890-7008-2019-01-07 (DOI)000468533600007 ()
Available from: 2019-06-12 Created: 2019-06-12 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, K., Norström, E. & Höglund, P. (2019). Language interpreting and brokering in Swedish public service institutions: the use of children for multilingual communication. Revista de Llenguia i Dret, Journal of language and law, 71, 13-26
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Language interpreting and brokering in Swedish public service institutions: the use of children for multilingual communication
2019 (English)In: Revista de Llenguia i Dret, Journal of language and law, ISSN 0212-5056, Vol. 71, p. 13-26Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to investigate experiences and consequences of using children as language brokers in Swedish public services. First, the two concepts of brokering and interpreting are discussed and compared. Then data obtained from quantitative and qualitative methods, including two online surveys with respondents in health care and social services, and seven group interviews that also include persons with experience of language brokering as children, are analysed and discussed. A main result is that there are discrepancies between how public service staff describe their experiences of using children as interpreters and how children describe their situation. The former assert that the use of children takes place irregularly, seldom, and only in critical situations or simple assignments. In contrast, interviewees with experiences of language brokering as children declare that they interpreted regularly, every day, and in all kinds of situations. They testify that they were neither asked for consent nor was their presence questioned. Although contradictory, both perspectives are relevant and describe the reality of those who participated in the surveys and group interviews. The discrepancy can be explained by the fact that parents and relatives of the brokering children often have encounters with different public service institutions several times a week. If all of them in their practice legitimize the use of children at simple, acute, or single occasions, it ends up as full-time work from the perspective of the child. The discussion further focuses on the consequences for patients and service users in terms of legal certainty and discrimination. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Spain: Ecola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya, 2019
Keywords
public service interpreting, social work, health care, non-professional interpreting, language brokering, children, migration, Sweden, group interviews, online surveys
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-85376 (URN)10.2436/rld.i71.2019.3260 (DOI)000471234800002 ()
Available from: 2019-06-14 Created: 2019-06-14 Last updated: 2019-07-15Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, K. (2019). Selective parenting programs for parents with foreign backgrounds: Cultural imperialism or democratic practicies in social work. Nordic Social Work Research, 1-13
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Selective parenting programs for parents with foreign backgrounds: Cultural imperialism or democratic practicies in social work
2019 (English)In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, p. 1-13Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In focus of this article are two selective parenting programs, both developed locally by Social Services and by a Women´s Shelter organisation in Sweden. Parents with a foreign background is the target group. Their needs are formulated in terms of `change values based on patriarchal beliefs in honour´. In the article the programs are described in relation to universal evidence-based parenting programs and a also a three-part dilemma of 1; offering preventative but also normative interventions to 2; selected target groups and 3; based on the idea that migrant parents have special needs due to cultural differences. The aim is to investigate in what ways the practices of conducting parenting programs for this target group could be framed as cultural imperialistic practices or democratic practices in social work. Cultural imperialism leads to oppression while democratic practices are emancipatory. A conclusion is that both practices are apparent and concurrent. Yet the dualism dismantles the risk of reproducing oppression of the selected target group. Another conclusion is that instead of defining parents with foreign backgrounds as culturally different the target group could be defined as a group with migration experience e. g. experience of leaving the home country and family and finding ways of resettlement in a receiving country. Selective parent programs are relevant but an alternative definition would promote democratic practice, where authorities and social workers meet the demands of the participating parents on their own terms, and with the goal, not to change ‘unwished cultural differences’ but to support empowerment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80091 (URN)10.1080/2156857X.2019.1573750 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-01-31 Created: 2019-01-31 Last updated: 2019-02-06
Gustafsson, K. & Johansson, J. (2018). A Worthy Reception? Ambivalences in Social Work with Refugees and Migrants in Sweden. Advances in Social Work, 18(3), 983-1004
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Worthy Reception? Ambivalences in Social Work with Refugees and Migrants in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Advances in Social Work, ISSN 1527-8565, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 983-1004Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to analyze how reception practices and the meaning of a “worthy” reception of refugees and migrants are negotiated in encounters between various receiving actors in times of shifting Swedish migration policies. The analysis is grounded in ethnographic methodology and draws on data collected in 2016. The aim of the study was to document experiences of the so-called “refugee crisis” in Europe and Scandinavia from a bottom-up perspective among professionals and volunteers narrated during reference group meetings. The reference groups consisted of representatives from state and municipal agencies, the private sector, and civil society organizations. The actors represented in the mixed reference groups were diverse, but all were involved in reception activities. In the analysis we have combined political philosophy about willingness versus ability to receive refugees and migrants with postcolonial theoretical perspectives on concurrent claims and voices. We identified three themes that are central in the negotiation of the practice and meaning of a “worthy reception”: first, the overlooked existential needs of refugees and migrants; second, the lack of gender- and diversity-sensitive reception practices; and third, ambivalences in relation to various refugees groups in times of shifting migration policies. We recommend that in order to promote a worthy reception of refugees and migrants, existential needs must be taken care of and gender- and diversity-sensitive practices must be developed. Another recommendation is to recognize how migration policy limits a society’s ability to receive refugees and migrants, but also affects the willingness among those actors who receive.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Indianapolis: Indiana University, School of Social Work, 2018
Keywords
migrants, refugees, reception, social work
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78074 (URN)10.18060/21656 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-09-28 Created: 2018-09-28 Last updated: 2018-10-01Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, K., Norström, E., Fioretos, I. & Höglund, P. (2018). Barn och andra anhöriga som översätter och medlar inom socialtjänst och hälso-och sjukvård. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barn och andra anhöriga som översätter och medlar inom socialtjänst och hälso-och sjukvård
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Tidigare forskning visar att behovet av professionella tolkar är svårt att tillgodose och att personal inom offentlig verksamhet därför många gånger får hitta andra lösningar. Socialstyrelsen har påtalat det olämpliga i att anhöriga används som tolkar i hälso- och sjukvård och socialtjänst, och tog initiativ till denna undersökning.

För verksamheter inom socialtjänst handlar bristen på tillgång till tolkar om att inte kunna utföra ett rättssäkert arbete och tillgodose brukares rättigheter. Det handlar också om effektivitet och ekonomi vid handläggning/utredning och beslut, då kostnader minskar ju mindre felmarginalerna är i kommunikationen. För det tredje handlar det om brukaren (föräldern eller vännen till det barn eller vuxne som tolkar) som har rätt att ha insikt och att kunna påverka i sitt ärende.

Inom sjukvården kan anhöriga som tolkar innebära missförstånd som allvarligt äventyrar patientsäkerheten så att patienten inte får rätt vård, eller missförstår syftet med behandling eller medicinering. Den anhörige är emotionellt engagerad i patienten och det medför en risk att inte allt i samtalet översätts. Dessutom är den anhöriges språkkunskaper inte beprövade och inte heller kunskaperna om medicinsk och juridisk terminologi eller vedertagna begrepp inom socialtjänsten.

För barns del innebär det dessutom att de får information de inte borde få samt att de tilldelas ett vuxenansvar i familjen. Frågor om ansvar, lojalitet och makt blir viktiga här. Slutligen handlar det om samhället i stort och om vad som främjar en långsiktig integration för icke-svensktalande brukare och de barn och/eller vuxna som får tolka åt dem.

Det saknas idag kunskap om i vilken omfattning barn och andra anhöriga används som tolkar i Sverige. För att stärka området har vi därför kartlagt och analyserat hur professionella hanterar kommunikationen med patienter som har svårt att göra sig förstådda och ta till sig information på svenska.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen, 2018. p. 76
Keywords
Socialtjänst, hälso- och sjukvård, barn, anhöriga, tolkning, översättning, medling
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-76532 (URN)978-91-7555-464-8 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare
Note

Socialstyrelsens artikelnr: 2018-5-13

Available from: 2018-06-29 Created: 2018-06-29 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically approved
Gruber, S. & Gustafsson, K. (2018). Etnografisk forskning i praktiken. Reflektioner från pågående avhandlingsprojekt.. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Etnografisk forskning i praktiken. Reflektioner från pågående avhandlingsprojekt.
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2018. p. 90
Series
Rapport från Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier, Linköpings universitet, ISSN 1654-0999 ; 2018:1
Keywords
Socialt arbete, etnografi, forskningsetik, självreflexivitet, fältanteckningar, genrer, etnografisk röst
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-85842 (URN)9789176851432 (ISBN)
Note

Övriga medverkande författare

Åsa Borgström, doktorand i socialt arbete, Göteborgs universitet

Mikaela Herbert, doktorand i urbana studier, Malmö universitet

Sara Johansson, doktorand i socialt arbete, Örebro universitet

Johan Lindwall, doktorand i socialt arbete, Göteborgs universitet

Elinor Månsson, doktorand i pedagogiskt arbete, Linköpings universitet

John Ohlson, doktorand i sjöfartsvetenskap, Linnéuniversitetet

Christina Söderberg, fil.lic, doktorand i socialt arbete, Linköpings universitet

Ayaz Razmjooei, doktorand i pedagogiskt arbete, Linköpings universitet

Sofia Österborg Wiklund, doktorand i pedagogik och vuxnas lärande, Linköpings universitet

Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2019-07-24Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, K. & Johansson, J. (2018). Negotiated reception of refugees and migrants. Mixed reference group interviews as a source of knowledge production about social work in times of migration. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Migration Research Conference, Norrköping, August 15-17 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Negotiated reception of refugees and migrants. Mixed reference group interviews as a source of knowledge production about social work in times of migration
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78802 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Migration Research Conference, Norrköping, August 15-17 2018
Note

Ej belagd 20190222

Available from: 2018-11-14 Created: 2018-11-14 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, K. & Johansson, J. (2017). A worthy reception?: Ambivalences in social work with refugees and migrants. In: : . Paper presented at National Conference on Social Work Research, Department of Social Work, Umeå University, June 12-13 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A worthy reception?: Ambivalences in social work with refugees and migrants
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-65855 (URN)
Conference
National Conference on Social Work Research, Department of Social Work, Umeå University, June 12-13 2017
Note

Ej belagd 20170725

Available from: 2017-06-27 Created: 2017-06-27 Last updated: 2017-07-25Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, K. (2017). Expectations and experiences of cultural activity among professionals in care for older people. Ethnologia Scandinavica, 47, 42-56
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Expectations and experiences of cultural activity among professionals in care for older people
2017 (English)In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, ISSN 0348-9698, E-ISSN 0348-9698, Vol. 47, p. 42-56Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The employment of cultural activity within the Swedish care of older people started years ago to prevent illness and social isolation and to promote good health and wellbeing. Based on 23 interviews with local politicians and professionals working with and within care for older people and ten observations performed in care homes, day care centres and public social clubs, the present study describes and analyses experiences from cultural activity as part of the daily care and social work in one Swedish region. On the one hand, the results show that cultural activity promotes a ‘normal daily life’ for older people as well as a more democratic relationship between the caretaker and the caregiver, but on the other hand, that the respect of the liberated self and of cultural relativism form deep and non-negotiable obstacles to the employment of cultural activity in Swedish care for older people. Finally, it comes down to the old person to decide whether or not cultural activity will be part of their daily life and care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture, 2017
Keywords
care for older people, cultural activity, health, cultural relativism, self-determination, the liberated self
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68042 (URN)000413993300004 ()
Available from: 2017-09-20 Created: 2017-09-20 Last updated: 2019-09-06Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, K. (2016). Parenting programs for parents with foreign background: opportunities and shortcomings.. In: : . Paper presented at The 18th Nordic Migration Conference, Oslo 11-12 August 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parenting programs for parents with foreign background: opportunities and shortcomings.
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Parenting programs for parents with a foreign background. Opportunities and shortcomings.

This paper is based upon empirical data collected in a study of two parenting programs for foreign born parents in 2014 and 2015. One of the parenting programs was developed and used as an intervention by the social services in one part of Stockholm, Sweden. The other program was developed by UNIZON the organization of Swedish women’s shelters and young women’s empowerment centres. The aim of both programs was to prevent honour related violence in immigrant families and to teach parents about children’s rights. Thirteen parents, three fathers and ten mothers, speaking three different languages were interviewed in three focus groups and one individually. The interviewed parents gave a partly different answer about why they participated in the program than the motives formulated by the parenting program organisers. One conclusion in our investigation was that both programs filled a gap among parents with experiences of migration. The gap though, was not always related to issues of honour or violence. The parents in the study all explained about difficulties in raising children in an unfamiliar situation, without relatives and friends around, with lack of knowledge about rights and duties and lack of trust in Swedish authorities. Several of the parents also explained how complicated and stressing it was to fulfil studies in the Swedish language and internships at the same time as they had responsibility of three, four, five or six children of various ages. The parenting program offered meetings with other parents in the same situation and teaching in their mother tongue. The programs had value to the interviewed parents because they felt recognized as parents with responsibility of children. In the same time, the programs were both selective (in contrast to other programs that are general, e. g ABC, Comet, The incredible years) and described their target group as foreign born parents marked by honour related violence. Risks of reproducing stereotypes of “immigrant families” had to be handled by the program organizers as well as other dilemmas e.g. representing an authority (social services) and of confidentiality (UNIZON) in the encounter with the participating parents. 

Keywords
parenting programs, experiences of migration, foreign background
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-57103 (URN)
Conference
The 18th Nordic Migration Conference, Oslo 11-12 August 2016
Available from: 2016-10-07 Created: 2016-10-07 Last updated: 2017-01-16Bibliographically approved
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