Pedagoger i det sociala uppdragets gränstrakter: Att hantera familjerättsliga processer, hot och våld
2012 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 49, no 3, 189-210 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Drawing upon an explorative study of family law proceedings from a school perspective, the aim of this paper is to examine the school staff's strategies for solving or coping with problematic situations in this context. Gendered conflicts between adults and violence are extreme cases for pedagogues in school and preschool. How do staff cope with their own and the children's vulnerability? Based upopn interviews with 22 informants, the staff strategies are outlined and discussed in relation to organizational and professional circumstances and intersecting social relations of power. An analytical construction of six types of strategies, ranging from distance keeping to normalization of own exposure, is utilized in the analysis. Findings suggests that the staff's strategies to handle challenging events in this context vary with the parent's gender, class position and ethnicity. Further, it is argued that creating a sense of safety and promoting learning among the children may be obstructed by lack of support from the school's organization, demands on staff to perform customer oriented attitudes towards parents and lack of clarity concerning the limits of the social task. In conclusion, a further aim of this article is to contribute to broader discussions on men's violence against women and children - in families as well as in workplaces and in the intersection between these two areas.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 49, no 3, 189-210 p.
school, family law, domestic violence, profession
skola, familjerätt, våld i nära relationer, våld i arbetslivet, profession
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-200149OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-200149DiVA: diva2:622294
ProjectsFamiljerättsliga processer och beslut i ett skolperspektiv
FunderFAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research