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Wågby Gräfe, AngelicaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6631-0218
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Wågby Gräfe, A. (2023). Från formell till levd delaktighet: Den sociala meningen med barns delaktighet när föräldrar tvistar. (Doctoral dissertation). Malmö: Malmö University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från formell till levd delaktighet: Den sociala meningen med barns delaktighet när föräldrar tvistar
2023 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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From formal to lived participation : The social meaning of children's participation when parents' dispute
Abstract [en]

The aim of this dissertation was to disclose and critically investigate the social meaning of the children's participation in family law proceedings. The research project was specifically delimited to the world of policy, to the world of professional social work, and first and foremost to the world of the child. Using an  applied  phenomenology,  following  Schiltz  sociologically  grounded phenomenology, the research design includes theoretical as well as qualitative studies. In relation to the world of the child, classical phenomenologists as well as contemporary, critical phenomenologists were guiding in the orientation towards research approach and analysis of the results. The doctoral dissertation is a compilation thesis that consist of four articles, in which three have been published in peer-review journals. The first article aimed at disclosing the meaning of children's participation within the world of professional social work in the situation of family law proceedings. The second article was a theoretical study into the sedimented meaning of children's participation within the world of policy. The third article focused on the possibility of listening to the social world of the child in relation to the conceptualization of children's participation. The fourth article was a qualitative study in which children and young adults' experiences of living through family law proceedings were investigated. The four studies show that the adult conceptualization of children's participation is not properly grounded in how participation as a social phenomenon is experienced within the world of the child. For instance, in relation to family law proceedings, the necessity of assessing children's age and maturity as a sedimented prerequisite to participation is at odds within the world of the child as they are already taking part of and acting on relational matters within the family. The findings suggests that an attunement to the social world of the child as well as acknowledging children's lived participation is important if children's formal rights to participate as well as being protected are to be taken seriously.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Malmö University Press, 2023. p. 139
Series
Malmö University Health and Society Dissertations, ISSN 1653-5383 ; 2023:2
Keywords
Children's participation, family law, social work, childhood studies, phenomenology, lived participation, Barns delaktighet, familjerätt, socialt arbete, barndomsstudier, fenomenologi, levd delaktighet
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59041 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178773671 (DOI)978-91-7877-366-4 (ISBN)978-91-7877-367-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2023-04-21, NI: C0E11, Nordeskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö, 13:52 (Swedish)
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Supervisors
Available from: 2023-03-31 Created: 2023-03-31 Last updated: 2024-02-23Bibliographically approved
Wågby Gräfe, A. (2022). Den sociala meningen med barns delaktighet i vårdnads-, boende- och umgängesprocesser. Sociologisk forskning, 59(1–2), 177-202
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den sociala meningen med barns delaktighet i vårdnads-, boende- och umgängesprocesser
2022 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, E-ISSN 2002-066X, Vol. 59, no 1–2, p. 177-202Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The social meaning of children’s participation in family law proceedings

Ever since the Convention of the Rights of the Child, we have seen a wide variety of interpre- tations on the meaning of “children’s participation.” A critical perspective, based on a social phenomenology, is here suggested to disclose the taken-for-grantedness implicit in both policy and theoretical accounts relating to the phenomenon of children’s participation. Within the situation of family law proceedings in Sweden, children’s participation will be explored in rela- tion to its intersubjective constitution in the social world and in the manifold of sub-worlds in which it appears. It is argued that a social phenomenological approach makes it possible to explicate what we mean by children’s participation in the context of policy within the situation of family law proceedings, and to thus open up for a way to approach this phenomenon based on critical reflection.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges sociologförbund, 2022
Keywords
childhood studies, children’s participation, children’s rights, family law proceedings, phenomenology, social work
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Child and youth studies; Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54883 (URN)10.37062/sf.59.23212 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-09-13 Created: 2022-09-13 Last updated: 2023-03-31Bibliographically approved
Wågby Gräfe, A. & Englander, M. (2022). Listening to the Social World of the Child: A Phenomenological Proposal. Barn, 40(3), 40-54
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Listening to the Social World of the Child: A Phenomenological Proposal
2022 (English)In: Barn, ISSN 0800-1669, E-ISSN 2535-5449, Vol. 40, no 3, p. 40-54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we wish to contribute theoretically to the intersection between “listening to children” and “children’s participation”, by suggesting a phenomenological reflection on how to listen to the social world of the child. By using examples from some recent research interviews, in which children and youths recollect their lived experience of being involved in family law proceedings, our purpose is to show how phenomenological reflection can offer insights into the constitution of social relations in the world of the child. A phenomenological approach to listening seems to allow for complex and ambiguous experiences to be understood contextually. In particular, the relational, concrete aspect of being-heard or having-been-heard as a child-in-the-world is contrasted with adult conceptualizations of children’s right to participate.

Abstract [sv]

I denna artikel vill vi bidra till den teoretiska diskussionen om att ”lyssna på barn” i relation till ”barns delaktighet” genom att föreslå en fenomenologisk reflektion kring att lyssna på barnets sociala värld. Genom att använda exempel från forskningsintervjuer med barn och unga som beskriver sin levda erfarenhet av att delta i familjerättsliga processer, är vårt syfte att visa hur en fenomenologisk reflektion kan möjliggöra en förståelse för vad som konstituerar sociala relationer i barnets värld. En fenomenologisk utgångspunkt i lyssnandet kan erbjuda en kontextuell förståelse av komplexa och mångtydiga erfarenheter. I synnerhet kontrasteras den relationella, konkreta aspekten av att bli hörd eller att ha blivit hörd som ett barn-i-världen mot den föreställning om barns rätt till delaktighet som finns i vuxenvärlden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2022
Keywords
children’s participation, listening, children’s voices, family law proceedings, barns delaktighet, att lyssna, barns röster, familjerätt
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Health and society; Child and youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55931 (URN)10.23865/barn.v40.5072 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-11-11 Created: 2022-11-11 Last updated: 2023-03-31Bibliographically approved
Wågby, A. & Englander, M. (2019). Barns delaktighet i vårdnads-, boende- och umgängesutredningar (ed.). Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, 26(2), 173-194
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barns delaktighet i vårdnads-, boende- och umgängesutredningar
2019 (Swedish)In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, E-ISSN 2003-5624, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 173-194Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Children’s participation in assessing custody, residence and access Social work researchers have found custody, residence and access proceedings to be negligent regarding children’s participation and in considering their opinions. This study, with its phenomenological design, aimed at disclosing how children’s participation (as a phenomenon) appears in Swedish custody assessments as seen from the professional context of the social worker. The findings show that the meaning of children’s participation is constituted within a social context, i.e., as the background of the overall assessment and not based on a specific view in terms of outcome as expressed by the child. Three specific themes were discovered: 1) informing and respecting the child, 2) attempting to understand the child, and 3) integrating the perspective of the child within the overall assessment. The findings also suggest the necessity of clarifying concepts within the social work profession.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
FORSA, 2019
Keywords
socialt arbete, barns delaktighet, vårdnad-, boende- och umgängesutredningar, familjerätt, barn
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-5474 (URN)10.3384/SVT.2019.26.2.3085 (DOI)30740 (Local ID)30740 (Archive number)30740 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-03-31Bibliographically approved
Projects
Barns relationer i samband med utredning om vårdnad, boende och umgänge; Malmö University
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