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"Vi har lite olika syn på det här": En diskursanalys om sociala företag i lokal kontext 
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“We seem to have different opinions about this” : A discourse analysis about social enterprises in a local context (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to identify discourses in the construction of the phenomenon social enterprises in the local context of Växjö, to illustrate the conditions of organized social work. The discourse analysis was done through interviews with different key persons of the local field, who earlier had participated in a medial debate about social enterprises. In accordance to the theoretical perspective of Foucaults approach on discourses, we analyzed the use of language to pursue power. We found that the way of speaking about social enterprises was positive in general when the focus was on the main purpose of their work. When the focus was put on how this purpose would be pursued and accomplished, it was discovered that there were different opinions about that, and two main discourses could be separated. One discourse had the focus on the entrepreneurial aspect of social entrepreneurship and the other had focus on the social aspect. Through the study it became clear that the understanding of the phenomenon is different from various point of views. And since it is unclear what the phenomenon really are, there is an ongoing struggle about the power to define it. We discovered that there is a connection between discourse and power when it comes to social enterprises in relation to welfare state organization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 54
Keywords [en]
Social enterprises, welfare state organization, discourse analysis, power
Keywords [sv]
Sociala företag, välfärdsstatens organisering, diskursanalys, makt
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-74969OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-74969DiVA, id: diva2:1213080
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Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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Available from: 2018-06-04 Created: 2018-06-04 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved

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