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Herz, Marcus, DocentORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6555-3875
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Herz, M. (2021). Att uppfattas som ett potentiellt hot: maskulinitet och kultur bland unga ensamkommande män i Sverige. In: Ouis, Pernilla (Ed.), Sexualitet och migration i välfärdsarbete: (pp. 179-200). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att uppfattas som ett potentiellt hot: maskulinitet och kultur bland unga ensamkommande män i Sverige
2021 (Swedish)In: Sexualitet och migration i välfärdsarbete / [ed] Ouis, Pernilla, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021, p. 179-200Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42278 (URN)9789144133720 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2013-0155
Available from: 2021-05-21 Created: 2021-05-21 Last updated: 2021-05-24Bibliographically approved
Herz, M. (2021). “Du som är forskare, kan du inte skriva om det här?”: Etnografi som aktionsforskning. In: Bertilsson Rosqvist, Hanna; Elmersjö, Magdalena; Kings, Lisa (Ed.), Aktionsforskning: möjligheter, utmaningar och variationer (pp. 63-88). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Du som är forskare, kan du inte skriva om det här?”: Etnografi som aktionsforskning
2021 (Swedish)In: Aktionsforskning: möjligheter, utmaningar och variationer / [ed] Bertilsson Rosqvist, Hanna; Elmersjö, Magdalena; Kings, Lisa, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021, p. 63-88Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42279 (URN)9789144142906 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-01562
Available from: 2021-05-21 Created: 2021-05-21 Last updated: 2021-05-24Bibliographically approved
Lalander, P. & Herz, M. (2021). Life Planning and Habitus: Opportunities and Constraints Among Unaccompanied Young Refugees in Sweden. Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research, 29(3), 272-287, Article ID 1103308820966833.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Life Planning and Habitus: Opportunities and Constraints Among Unaccompanied Young Refugees in Sweden
2021 (English)In: Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research, ISSN 1103-3088, E-ISSN 1741-3222, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 272-287, article id 1103308820966833Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article examines how unaccompanied young refugees in Sweden relate to and talk about their everyday lives and life plans during a time of transition from childhood to adulthood. We regard them as navigators and emotional beings embodying social situations, relationships and sentiments in their habitus throughout their lives affecting their life plans and acting to build capital in social fields. Their narratives show that they all have a life plan. However, disruptions and adjustments of life plans occur, often related to their birth families, deeply embodied in their habitus, to their everyday life, but also to socio-economic and political contexts both globally and locally. Their position as young 'unaccompanied minors' is fragile when it comes to realizing future goals. A stable social and economic structure, stability capital, appears to contribute to possibilities of adapting to or maintaining sustainable life plans.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2021
Keywords
Life plan, unaccompanied children, migration, transition, habitus, capital, social fields
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-37809 (URN)10.1177/1103308820966833 (DOI)000598831400001 ()2-s2.0-85095953053 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-01-05 Created: 2021-01-05 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Harnbro, S., Dahlstedt, M. & Herz, M. (2021). Social service for sale: On social work in times of procurement. Sociologisk forskning, 58(3), 267-286
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social service for sale: On social work in times of procurement
2021 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, E-ISSN 2002-066X, Vol. 58, no 3, p. 267-286Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social service for sale. On social work in times of procurement Market reforms within the Swedish welfare sector have paved the way for models based on buying and selling welfare services. Public procurement constitutes a hub for commissioning and providing social services. The aim of this article is to explore how social work is shaped within a procurement context. Attention is directed to how social workers providing procured services describe their work. The empirical material consists of interviews with 16 providers of social services within different areas of a procured social work. The results show how procurement shapes the provision of social work, in terms of specifications of time and quantity, a quantification of the work performed with clients and how the framework of procurement shapes the client as a commission and a case. It is further shown how providers compensate for and deal with the framework of procured social work to meet the clients' needs. The results raise questions about the possibilities for procured social work regarding the services' demarcation, specialisation, and time frame.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sociologisk forskning, 2021
Keywords
social work, social services, public procurement, market, provider
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-57291 (URN)10.37062/sf.58.22080 (DOI)000733433600005 ()
Available from: 2023-01-02 Created: 2023-01-02 Last updated: 2023-01-02Bibliographically approved
Herz, M. & Lalander, P. (2021). Social Work, Young Migrants and the Act of Listening: Becoming an Unaccompanied Child. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Work, Young Migrants and the Act of Listening: Becoming an Unaccompanied Child
2021 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book is about 20 young unaccompanied refugees who have sought refuge in Europe and how they experience and try to navigate their new situations, including their contacts with social workers, friends and family members left behind.

The book contains stories of powerlessness and frustration from being held under suspicion, from meeting authorities and abstract people of power from "the system," or from constantly being categorized in a static category of "the unaccompanied child." It contains stories of human meetings characterized by thoughtfulness, reciprocity and listening. This book also explores the experiences of meeting social workers as a young migrant in Sweden. The narratives depict how social workers can often reproduce powerlessness and frustration among the young people, but also how there are those social workers who provide something else through the act of listening. By extension, this is a book about society, about how important it can be to reframe people and to listen to their stories, needs and wills.

Demonstrating the importance of listening to the stories of young refuges, this title will appeal to students, researchers, community workers and social workers interested in migration, race and ethnicity, youth studies, social work, sociology, anthropology, pedagogy and health. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2021. p. 188
Series
Routledge advances in social work, ISSN 2694-5347, E-ISSN 2694-5339
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42280 (URN)10.4324/9781003088837 (DOI)2-s2.0-85117841622 (Scopus ID)9780367543419 (ISBN)9781003088837 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2013-01555
Available from: 2021-05-21 Created: 2021-05-21 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Herz, M. & Lalander, P. (2021). 'Unaccompanied minors' in Sweden reflecting on religious faith and practice. Journal of Youth Studies, 24(8), 1085-1099
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'Unaccompanied minors' in Sweden reflecting on religious faith and practice
2021 (English)In: Journal of Youth Studies, ISSN 1367-6261, E-ISSN 1469-9680, Vol. 24, no 8, p. 1085-1099Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we listen to young people having arrived in Sweden as unaccompanied minors, in relation to how they talk about and relate to religion, belief and practice. There is still a lack of research focusing on these young people's own narratives and experiences in their everyday life. This is particularly noteworthy since this category of young people, and especially those with a 'Muslim heritage', have received increased attention both in research and in public discourse. For two years, we have ethnographically followed 20 young people with asylum status in Sweden, who all arrived as unaccompanied minors and all came from areas of the world where Islam is the dominant religion. The conclusions are that these young people both need to navigate and are affected by the current political and social context questioning Muslim people, and that this is the case regardless of their own personal relationship to Islam. Further, religious faith needs to be related to its social and emotional embodiments, since it is here religious belief, shifts, changes and resistance, take place. Finally, we discuss how physical, temporal and social distance makes it possible to create other identities, and other ways of being religious or not.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2021
Keywords
Religion, Islam, ethnography, youth studies, unaccompanied minors
National Category
Religious Studies Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-18220 (URN)10.1080/13676261.2020.1800612 (DOI)000555144600001 ()2-s2.0-85088872750 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-09-10 Created: 2020-09-10 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Herz, M. (2020). Att möta unga med erfarenheter av flykt: om vikten att lyssna. In: Bruno, Linnéa & Bečević, Zulmir (Ed.), Barn & unga i utsatta livssituationer: perspektiv från forskning och praktik (pp. 192-204). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att möta unga med erfarenheter av flykt: om vikten att lyssna
2020 (Swedish)In: Barn & unga i utsatta livssituationer: perspektiv från forskning och praktik / [ed] Bruno, Linnéa & Bečević, Zulmir, Stockholm: Liber , 2020, p. 192-204Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2020
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-18525 (URN)9789147133598 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-10-07 Created: 2020-10-07 Last updated: 2022-04-25Bibliographically approved
Herz, M. & Lalander, P. (2019). An abstract and nameless, but powerful, bystander: ‘unaccompanied children’ talking about their social workers in Sweden (ed.). Nordic Social Work Research, 9(1), 18-28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An abstract and nameless, but powerful, bystander: ‘unaccompanied children’ talking about their social workers in Sweden
2019 (English)In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 18-28Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article investigates how ‘unaccompanied children’ in Sweden experience one part of the reception system – the social workers – in the context of their everyday life. The aim is to describe and analyse how these young people view and experience social workers and their relation to them, as well as their perceptions regarding the social worker’s nature. The article is drawn from a research project where 20 ‘unaccompanied children’ participated for over two years. During this period, the researchers have met with the young people continuously doing interviews, observations and informal conversations once a month. The results indicate that the social worker tends to become something of a bystander, a representative of the authorities who has played no active role in the young people’s everyday life, except for when they ‘pop up’ to make a decision affecting their everyday life. The social worker becomes a bystander with power. This is discussed in relation to situational ethics and the importance of building relationships and trust to service users in general and to ‘unaccompanied children’ in particular.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Unaccompanied children, social work, authorities, ethnography, ethics
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-14770 (URN)10.1080/2156857X.2018.1457558 (DOI)2-s2.0-85124750255 (Scopus ID)24807 (Local ID)24807 (Archive number)24807 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Herz, M. (2019). ‘Becoming’ a possible threat: masculinity, culture and questioning among unaccompanied young men in Sweden (ed.). Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 26(4), 431-449
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Becoming’ a possible threat: masculinity, culture and questioning among unaccompanied young men in Sweden
2019 (English)In: Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, ISSN 1070-289X, E-ISSN 1547-3384, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 431-449Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A debate on masculinity and immigration rose across Europe in 2015 after an incident with sexual harassments taking place in Cologne, Germany. The incident refuelled a debate positioning unaccompanied young men as a possible threat. This article is based on a research project where we during this time ethnographically followed 20 young men, having arrived in Sweden as ‘unaccompanied’ minors. The aim is to examine how the young men themselves talk about, reflect on and negotiate masculinity and gender during this period. The article concludes that masculinity cannot be approached as something stable easily being inherited or transferred from one’s origins. One difference for ‘unaccompanied’ young men is how conflicts or tensions emerging in relation to issues of gender and masculinity tend to be interpreted differently, and publicly, putting the young men in a ‘gendered situation of questioning’.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Unaccompanied refugees, Masculinities, Culture, Gender, Migration, Young people
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-5654 (URN)10.1080/1070289X.2018.1441692 (DOI)000472950100004 ()2-s2.0-85043336518 (Scopus ID)24723 (Local ID)24723 (Archive number)24723 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Herz, M. & Johansson, T. (2019). Det professionella mötet: En grundbok (andra upplagan) (ed.). : Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det professionella mötet: En grundbok (andra upplagan)
2019 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Det professionella mötet ger läsaren en bred översikt över de vanligaste formerna av samtal och möten som sker i professionsyrken. Boken tillhandahåller kunskaper om samtalets socialpsykologi och de filosofiska grunderna för samtal och kommunikation. Genom att börja i socialpsykologin och sedan successivt gå i riktning mot samtalets filosofiska och psykologiska domäner, får vi en bredare förståelse för samtalets vidare sociala och kulturella sammanhang. Ett övergripande tema är hur det professionella mötet, ofta outtalat, placeras i en specifik klinisk eller psykologisk kontext, medan det i litteratur och på utbildningar ofta handlar om det manifesta samtalet. Mot bakgrund av detta diskuteras hur alla möten påverkas av en rad socialpsykologiska faktorer – strukturella, organisatoriska och interpersonella. Denna andra upplaga har dessutom utökats med teorier och tankar om vad som kan utgöra ”det goda mötet” samt med diskussioner om det digitala professionella mötet. Boken ger läsaren verktyg för att närma sig den professionella praktiken med kritiska ögon och uppmuntrar till ett dialogiskt och samtidskulturellt perspektiv på samtalets konst. Den utgör ett centralt och nydanande inslag i litteraturen kring professionella samtal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2019. p. 164
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-7908 (URN)30185 (Local ID)9789144128993 (ISBN)30185 (Archive number)30185 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-04-25Bibliographically approved
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