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Hoff, Emilie1, Forfatter
Therkildsen, Nana1, Forfatter
Marschall, Anja 2, Vejleder
1Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7001              
2Institut for Psykologi, Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7012              
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Ukontrollerede emneord: identitet, identitetskonstruktioner, unge, behandlingshjem, døgninstitution, identitetskonstruktionsmuligheder, socialkonstruktionistisk, positioneringsteori, narrativ teori
 Abstract: In this research study, we investigate the constructions of identity in the case of young people placed in therapeutic residential institutions. We explore this matter through a focus group interview with four young people living in a therapeutic residential institution and following individual interviews with each of these young people. We also include general observations during our visit at the institution, Lysningen.
  Our theoretical understandings are based upon social constructionist theory and are mainly inspired by positioning theory and narrative theoretical thinking.
  We analyze our findings according to these theoretical ideas and demon-strate various ways of constructing identity through different positions in rela-tion to others and by various narratives about the person.
  It is pointed out that these positions and narratives are drawn from dominant social discourses that pose different possibilities, which these young people have to manage in their constructions of identity.
  We analyze the daily writing of journals at Lysningen and point out that these daily writings can be seen as the basis of possible constructions of identity by offering narratives about the person. Analyzed as part of the institutional framework as a whole, these daily writings are also seen as linked with social discourses operating in a setting like the therapeutic residential institutions and therefore as a background for the possible constructions of identity.
   In connection to our findings it is emphasized that in the construction of identity, the person must be given the possibility of having many different arenas to draw upon and thereby many different narratives, positions and social dis-courses from where the person can construct various identities. In conclusion, we therefore state that this research study offers new perspectives in relation to practice in therapeutic residential institutions regarding possible constructions of identities.
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 Type: Speciale
Alternativ titel: - Et møde med unge anbragt på et behandlingshjem
Alternativ titel: Constructions of identity
Alternativ titel: - Young people living in a therapeutic residential institution
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Sprog: Danish - dan
 Datoer: 2012-10-19
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 Publiceringsinfo: København : Københavns Universitet
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 Type: Speciale
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