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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 224 journals)
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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Argumentum     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
AZARBE : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Bienestar     Open Access  
Bakti Budaya     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Campbell Systematic Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Columbia Social Work Review     Open Access  
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Developmental Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal  
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
European Journal of Social Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Groupwork     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
International Journal on Child Maltreatment : Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access  
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Care Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Family Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 320)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 146)
Journal of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work in the Global Community     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Jurnal Karya Abdi Masyarakat     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Links to Health and Social Care     Open Access  
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     Open Access  
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 166)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access  
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Qualitative Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Skriftserien Socialt Arbejde     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 2)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 140)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk     Open Access  
Social Work and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika     Open Access  
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift     Open Access  

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ISSN (Print) 1613-8953
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  • (De)Institutionalisation of Education and Social Care

    • Authors: Fabian Kessl, Claudia Machold, Nicolle Pfaff, Martina Richter, Anja Tervooren
      Abstract: The institutionalisation of education and care is a characteristic of modern society. In its current form, it has been shaped historically in the process of nation building as a part of public education and public social services. Thus, institutionalisation refers to specific forms of the arrangement of education and social pedagogy, which includes legalisation, organisation and professionalisation as main characteristics. This is how institutions shape pedagogical as well as practices of care and individual lives.
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
  • The (de-)institutionalisation of empowerment. The complex remake of child
           and family welfare arrangements in Western Europe

    • Authors: Ingo Bode
      Abstract: Internationally, child and family welfare provision is widely expected to contribute to the empowerment of young people. Over the last decades, related activities have seen a progressive movement of institutionalisation, given the amplification and further professionalisation of welfare programmes, particularly those related to early childhood education and child protection work. Tacking stock of studies from various European countries, this review essay argues that institutional change in this universe has nonetheless been paradoxical as relevant arrangements have been subject to movements of de-institutionalisation, due to the rise of ‘activation schemes’, new modes of public management, and a creeping re-conceptualisation of the educational and social work endeavour. This makes the empowerment agenda selective and less inclusive overall.
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
  • A critical exploration of institutional logics of de-institutionalisation
           in the field of disability policy and practice: Towards a socio-spatial
           professional orientation

    • Authors: Griet Roets, Matthias Remmery, Dries Cautreels, Simon Allemeersch, Toon Benoot, Rudi Roose
      Abstract: This contribution throws light on how historical as well as contemporary interpretations of ‘de-institutionalisation’ in the institutional field of disability policy and practice have transformed over time and place/context, yet continue to be essentially ambiguous and contested. We address that the current ‘community turn’ has gradually produced a problematic dichotomy in disability policy and practice between ‘segregated living in residential, institutional contexts’ being framed as something to avoid, and ‘inclusive living in the community’ as a desirable goal. We suggest that a socio-spatial professional orientation might enable us to de-institutionalise this dominant dichotomy.
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Relational Constitution of Institutional Spaces. Balancing Act between
           Openness and Pedagogical Space Shaping in Open Child and Youth Work

    • Authors: Christian Reutlinger
      Abstract: This article examines the tension between openness and processes of institutionalization in the German social work field of open child and youth work (German: Offene Kinder- und Jugendarbeit). Drawing on a case study, the article first illustrates how youth workers, by adopting the principle of openness enshrouded in the concept of open child and youth work, were able to successfully develop a youth center as an institute for social work. In its initial phase, as this article describes, openness helped the youth center achieve a boom in youth participation. From a spatial perspective, the article depicts that this period of success was, however, followed by a challenging lull, which resulted from processes of exclusion as the youth center was perceived to be a closed space for particular youth groups. Paradoxically, therefore, this lull was the converse of the youth workers’ previous success in opening the center to “their” young people. In opening the center to a particular community of young people, the youth workers implicitly closed the center to others. The third section therefore reflects on the youth workers’ processes of openness and exclusion: How can youth workers successfully navigate the everyday “jungle” of their work with their particular youth group without excluding other young people' Is it even possible to adopt an open approach to social work without excluding some groups' The article concludes with conceptual reflections on how social work institutions can be understood as institutional spaces and how they can be spatially decoded and professionally constructed. Accordingly, it shows how, on the one hand, youth workers’ institutional practices are shaped by both the spatial environment (cf. Gutheil, 1992; Germain, 1981; Weinstein, 1979; Zapf, 2010) and institutional structures (cf. Goffman, 1961; Göhlich, 2010; McDonald, 2006; Foucault, 1977). On the other hand, the article explores how youth workers think and act always impact the institution and its programs (Barley/Tolbert, 1997) uncovering how professionals construct the available space and significantly influence the social relations and systems that are developed within its spatiality (DeVerteuil/Wilton, 2009).
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
  • The institutionalisation of childhood and the institutionalisation of
           education. Reconsidering a not so simple relationship

    • Authors: Sascha Neumann
      Abstract: In social sciences, the notion of institutionalisation of childhood is well established as a concept for theorizing childhood and analysing the social position of children in modern societies. Among scholars, there is broad agreement that the institutionalisation of education, especially scholarisation, makes up a major part of the institutionalisation of childhood. Assuming that both processes of institutionalisation are entangled, this paper will, nonetheless, argue, that they should not be confused with each other. Otherwise, it would not possible to study how these processes are related and interfere. In a first step, it will be illustrated in how far the institutionalisation of childhood can systematically and analytically be distinguished from the notion of the institutionalisation of education. In a second step, the relationship of both processes will be further clarified by referring to empirical findings and data of two research projects. Besides the interference, the two examples demonstrate as well the different theoretical conclusions which both perspectives suggest.
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Great Recession and Social Exclusion: Homeless People in the City of

    • Authors: Iria Noa de la Fuente-Roldán, Esteban Sánchez-Moreno
      Abstract: This article aims to analyse the impact of the Great Recession that arrived in Spain in 2008 in terms of how it has intensified and transformed social inequalities in general, and homelessness in particular. In this regard, the present article examines the social change processes in the Spanish labour market, welfare system and housing market in order to analyse their effect in transforming the life pathways that have led to homelessness in the city of Madrid (Spain). A qualitative methodology was used in the form of a biographical approach involving 10 life stories from the homeless population of Madrid. The main conclusion of the study is that the socio-structural transformations that have occurred in the Spanish context are having an increased impact on the incidence and transformation of the homeless realities.
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
  • Researching welfare regimes from below – a comparative study on youth
           unemployment in Spain and Germany

    • Authors: Christoph Gille, Ute Klammer
      Abstract: The analysis of the welfare capitalist regimes of Spain and Germany is used as an example to discuss the yield of welfare state research from below. How do welfare capitalist regimes look when analysed from an agency perspective and on the basis of narrative interviews' After discussing methodological foundations and research design, the article displays six exemplary features of the compared regimes. The results show how dominant political discourses like the one of the “activating” state are rejected when analysed from an actor-based perspective. Additionally, it indicates how even obstinate interpretations stabilise regimes and contribute to the exclusion of the unemployed. Finally, the perspective makes it possible to overcome the methodological nationalism of regime analysis: although different in form, young unemployed people in Spain and Germany are equally affected by the dismantling of social rights and the transformation of welfare capitalism.
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
  • Stigmatisation of Youth in Residential Care as Epistemic Violence

    • Authors: Sara Blumenthal
      Abstract: The following article illustrates the stigmatisation of youth by caregivers in residential care drawing on ethnographic field notes and interview material gathered within an Austrian facility. Based on these results, the article argues that stigmatisation not only allows violence, but is in itself a form of violence, namely epistemic violence. With the concept of epistemic violence, the knowledge dimensions of violence, such as devaluating the addressees of residential care, is pointed out. Within the presented ethnographic material, epistemic violence can also be traced back to limited forms of pedagogical practice on part of the caregivers. The article concludes, that the occurrence of epistemic violence by caregivers points towards the need for reforms on three levels  the training and further education of caregivers, reforms within the field of residential care and reforms of the broader spectrum of social services.
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
  • Vulnerable families in Ukraine as the main social service users:
           comparison of the pre-pandemic and pandemic period

    • Authors: Anna Slozanska, Svitlana Stelmakh, Iryna Krynytska
      Abstract: Nowadays Ukraine implements the new system of social work and social services providing due to which all services should be delivered at the level of territorial communities to individuals and families in need. However, in the world of increasing of people (families) in vulnerability and limited resources it is important to know what factors caused vulnerability, whether they are different in COVID-2019 times and what system it is important to build at the local level to help families to overcome challenges and problems they face. The article is dedicated to the analyses of factors causing vulnerability among families in the world and in Ukraine before and in time of the pandemic and highlights the impact social services providers have on the families in territorial communities to prevent or cope with vulnerability. The analysis of literature and data received from the Ministry of Social Politics of Ukraine and Regional Centers of Social Services gives proper information. Finally, the recommendations for government and social services providers have been proposed for making the social work system better at the level of local communities.
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Relationship between Organisational Factors and Job Frustration among
           Saudi Social Workers

    • Authors: Abdulaziz Albrithen, Nadir A. Yalli
      Abstract: The relationship between organisational factors (e.g. organisational structure and resources) and job frustration can affect the outcomes of social work in different ways. By using quantitative methodology and social survey (n= 266), this descriptive study aims to analyse the relationship between the organisational factors and the job frustration among social workers which influence the performance of social work roles in Saudi hospitals. The study findings show that job frustration can be determined by the extent to which they perceive clarity in the job and the extent to which they perceive adequate autonomy to carry out their roles.
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
  • Single mothers figuring out their future family life – understanding
           family development after separation and divorce drawing upon the concept
           of configuration

    • Authors: Claudia Equit, Matthias Euteneuer, Uwe Uhlendorff
      Abstract: In this paper, we will discuss the results of a qualitative longitudinal study on single parent families against the background of the concept of configuration as developed by Norbert Elias. We will examine the extent to which the conceptual and analytical possibilities of this approach help us to understand the dynamics of family development after divorce or separation. Our qualitative study is focused on the question of how single mothers reflect upon, develop, and change their family configurations after separation and divorce. Based on semi-structured interviews, we explore four issues from the point of view of single mothers: (1) in which kind of family configuration are single mothers living' (2) What kind of family configuration do they want to live in future' (3) Which patterns of orientation underlie their reflection processes and serve as key drivers for the intended transformations or perpetuation of their family configuration' Overall, we will argue that the concept of relative autonomy for the people involved in (family) configurations is extremely helpful for both the academic understanding of family development and the practical social work with families.
      PubDate: 2022-12-19
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2022)
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