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Dinu, R. H. & Bengtsson, S. (Eds.). (2023). Disability and labour in the twentieth century: Historical and comparative perspectives (1ed.). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disability and labour in the twentieth century: Historical and comparative perspectives
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This volume puts disability and labour at the centre of historical enquiry. It offers fresh perspectives on the history of disability and labour in the twentieth century and highlights the need to address the topic beyond regional boundaries. Bringing together historians and disability scholars from a variety of disciplines and regions, the chapters investigate various historical settings, ranging from work cooperatives to disability associations and informal workplaces, and analyse multiple meanings of labour in different political and economic systems through the lens of disability.

The book’s contributors demonstrate that the nexus between labour and disability in modern, industrialised societies resists easy generalisations, as marginalisation and integration were often two sides of the same coin: While the experience of many disabled people has been marked by exclusion from mainstream production, labour also became a vehicle for integration and emancipation. Addressing one of the research gaps of the disability history field, which has long been dominated by British and North American perspectives, the book sheds light on less-studied examples from Scandinavian countries and Eastern Europe including Czechoslovakia, Poland, the Soviet Union, Bulgaria and Romania.

Cutting across national, cultural and class divides the volume provides a springboard for reflections on common experiences of disability and labour during the twentieth century. It will be of interest to all scholars and students working in the field of disability studies, sociology and labour history.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2023. p. 250 Edition: 1
Series
Interdisciplinary Disability Studies
National Category
Social Work History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59000 (URN)10.4324/9781003316596 (DOI)978-1-032-32753-2 (ISBN)978-1-032-32767-9 (ISBN)978-1-003-31659-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-30 Created: 2022-11-30 Last updated: 2022-11-30Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. (2023). For society and the individual: Disability and work in post-war Sweden. In: R. H. Dinu & S. Bengtsson (Ed.), Disability and labour in the twentieth century: Historical and comparative perspectives (pp. 88-103). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>For society and the individual: Disability and work in post-war Sweden
2023 (English)In: Disability and labour in the twentieth century: Historical and comparative perspectives / [ed] R. H. Dinu & S. Bengtsson, London: Routledge, 2023, p. 88-103Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter takes the Swedish Committee for People with Limited Work Ability, appointed in 1943 by the Swedish government, as a starting point to provide a close reading of widespread political stances on labour and disability during the post-war period. It analyses the committee's understanding of the mechanisms of the free market and the consequences of this for people with disabilities, which is seen in relation to an expanding welfare state. The liberal idea of encouraging self-help had long been an important part of the Swedish system that surrounded people with disabilities. Integrating people into the workforce was thus seen as a cornerstone of Swedish society and this was also expressed by the committee that was appointed to address these issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2023
Series
Interdisciplinary Disability Studies
National Category
Social Work History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59003 (URN)10.4324/9781003316596-5 (DOI)978-1-032-32753-2 (ISBN)978-1-032-32767-9 (ISBN)978-1-003-31659-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-30 Created: 2022-11-30 Last updated: 2022-11-30Bibliographically approved
Dinu, R. H. & Bengtsson, S. (2023). Introduction: Disability and labour in modern societies. In: R. H. Dinu & S. Bengtsson (Ed.), Disability and labour in the twentieth century: Historical and comparative perspectives (pp. 1-14). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Disability and labour in modern societies
2023 (English)In: Disability and labour in the twentieth century: Historical and comparative perspectives / [ed] R. H. Dinu & S. Bengtsson, London: Routledge, 2023, p. 1-14Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This volume is the first of its kind to take a comprehensive and comparative historical perspective on labour and disability during the twentieth century. The project started in 2020 when the editors received a Research Initiation Grant from the Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond foundation to organise an international symposium. Recognising that historical research on disability varied across regions, with the symposium, we aimed to gather scholars from Eastern and Western Europe as well as North America and to facilitate an academic exchange on this topic. The symposium, which was hosted by Jönköping University and the Swedish Institute for Disability Research, brought together emerging and established scholars from ten countries and explored the nexus between disability and labour from a historical and comparative perspective. We decided early on to publish the conference papers, which eventually gave rise to the present volume.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2023
Series
Interdisciplinary Disability Studies
National Category
Social Work History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59001 (URN)10.4324/9781003316596-1 (DOI)978-1-032-32753-2 (ISBN)978-1-032-32767-9 (ISBN)978-1-003-31659-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-30 Created: 2022-11-30 Last updated: 2022-12-06Bibliographically approved
Egonsdotter, G. & Bengtsson, S. (2023). Reflections in Case-Based Learning: Experiences of Computer-Based Simulations in Social Work Education. Journal of social work education, 59(4), 964-976
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflections in Case-Based Learning: Experiences of Computer-Based Simulations in Social Work Education
2023 (English)In: Journal of social work education, ISSN 1043-7797, E-ISSN 2163-5811, Vol. 59, no 4, p. 964-976Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Case-based learning has a long history in social work education, but has been relatively unaffected by the advances of information and computer technology. The aim of this study is to discuss new, and perhaps more rewarding, forms of decision case learning by using a computer-based simulation, SimChild, that puts the student in the position of a professional social worker assessing a child protection case. Aggregated statistics from the SimChild exercise form the basis for seminars where the students can reflect on their decisions. The study indicates that the simulation promotes reflections and learning insights among students as well as new insights into the importance of more collective and interactive learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56015 (URN)10.1080/10437797.2022.2033655 (DOI)000760081300001 ()2-s2.0-85126151059 (Scopus ID)HOA;;798962 (Local ID)HOA;;798962 (Archive number)HOA;;798962 (OAI)
Available from: 2022-03-08 Created: 2022-03-08 Last updated: 2024-01-15Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S., Panican, A. & Ulmestig, R. (2022). Activation measures through the lens of governmentality. Critical and radical social work An international journal
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Activation measures through the lens of governmentality
2022 (English)In: Critical and radical social work An international journal, ISSN 2049-8608, E-ISSN 2049-8675Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on young unemployed people in Sweden involved in two activation measures. Using the analytical framework of governmentality, it analyses how the participants perceive and value activation measures as government-driven interventions aimed at bringing young people into the labour market based on a neoliberal discourse of the welfare state. The article highlights that the welfare system tries to not only promote behavioural changes, but also change the way people think. At the centre of the study are the people-changing technologies embedded in the Swedish norms of a strong work ethic. The analysis underlines how these technologies are internalised and even become a part of the participant's own free will.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Policy Press, 2022
Keywords
activation, governmentality, labour market, neoliberal welfare state, work ethic
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59113 (URN)10.1332/204986022X16546738761661 (DOI)000886867600001 ()
Available from: 2022-12-12 Created: 2022-12-12 Last updated: 2022-12-12
Dinu, R. H. & Bengtsson, S. (2022). Funktionshinder och arbete – internationella utblickar i ett historiskt perspektiv. In: Det nionde svenska arbetarhistorikermötet: Abstracthäfte. Paper presented at Arbetarhistorikermötet 2022, Det nionde svenska arbetarhistorikermötet, 27–28 oktober 2022, Helsingborg (pp. 2-2).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Funktionshinder och arbete – internationella utblickar i ett historiskt perspektiv
2022 (Swedish)In: Det nionde svenska arbetarhistorikermötet: Abstracthäfte, 2022, p. 2-2Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Hur har arbetets alltmer centrala roll under 1900-talet kommit att påverka personer med funktionsnedsättning? Och vilka skillnader fanns det mellan statssocialistiska samhällen i Öst och liberal-demokratiska samhällen i Väst? Dessa frågor står i centrum för föreliggande bidrag. Vi tar avstamp i en nyutkommen antologi där vi tillsammans med forskare från Nordamerika, Väst- och Östeuropa har undersökt vilka inklusions- och exklusionsmekanismer förvärvsarbete har skapat för människor med funktionsnedsättningar (Disability and Labour in the Twetieth Century. Comparative and Historical Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2023). Trots att arbete har löpt som en röd tråd genom funktionshinderforskningen har sambandet mellan arbete och funktionshinder inte beforskats mycket ur ett historiskt perspektiv. Funktionshinder har även förblivit i utkanten av den etablerade arbetarhistoriska forskningen. Med vårt bidrag vill vi fylla denna forskningslucka och kasta nytt ljus på förvärvsarbete under 1900-talets andra hälft. Staffan Bengtsson diskuterar Kommitténs för partiellt arbetsföra betänkande från 1946 och efterkrigstidens socialpolitiska ansträngningar att få ”partiellt arbetsföra människor” i arbete. Radu Harald Dinu belyser hur synskadade skulle integreras i arbetslivet under efterkrigstiden. Som exempel tjänar de Blindas Förbund i Rumänien under statssocialismen.

National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58758 (URN)
Conference
Arbetarhistorikermötet 2022, Det nionde svenska arbetarhistorikermötet, 27–28 oktober 2022, Helsingborg
Available from: 2022-10-31 Created: 2022-10-31 Last updated: 2022-10-31Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. (2021). Funktionshinder i historien. In: L. Kilman, J. Andin, H. Hua & J. Rönnberg (Ed.), Leva som andra: Ett biopsykosocialt perspektiv på funktionsnedsättning och funktionshinder (pp. 329-343). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Funktionshinder i historien
2021 (Swedish)In: Leva som andra: Ett biopsykosocialt perspektiv på funktionsnedsättning och funktionshinder / [ed] L. Kilman, J. Andin, H. Hua & J. Rönnberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021, p. 329-343Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55638 (URN)9789144121437 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-20 Created: 2022-01-20 Last updated: 2022-01-20Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. & Kalin, T. (2021). Marknadsorienteringen och välfärdssystemens legitimitet. In: M. Dahlstedt, S. Gruber, M. Herz & P. Lalander (Ed.), Socialt arbete - rörelse, motstånd, förändring: (pp. 165-186). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Marknadsorienteringen och välfärdssystemens legitimitet
2021 (Swedish)In: Socialt arbete - rörelse, motstånd, förändring / [ed] M. Dahlstedt, S. Gruber, M. Herz & P. Lalander, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021, p. 165-186Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55634 (URN)9789144143163 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-20 Created: 2022-01-20 Last updated: 2022-01-20Bibliographically approved
Egonsdotter, G., Bengtsson, S., Israelsson, M. & Borell, K. (2020). Child protection and cultural awareness: Simulation-based learning. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 29(5), 362-376
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Child protection and cultural awareness: Simulation-based learning
2020 (English)In: Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, ISSN 1531-3204, E-ISSN 1531-3212, Vol. 29, no 5, p. 362-376Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social work educators have long struggled with the challenge of finding appropriate strategies for fostering cultural awareness among their students. The purpose of this study is to illustrate how a computer-based simulation, SimChild, can be used in teaching about child protection to enhance cultural awareness among students and expand their insight into how personal biases can affect professional practice. In SimChild, individual students can assume the role of social worker and then collectively discuss the patterns emerging after their individual assessments have been aggregated. This study, based primarily on focus group data, reflects testing conducted at three Swedish universities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
Cultural awareness, simulation, child protection, ethnicity, social work education
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41050 (URN)10.1080/15313204.2018.1493013 (DOI)000573232400002 ()2-s2.0-85049936180 (Scopus ID)HOA HHJ 2020 (Local ID)HOA HHJ 2020 (Archive number)HOA HHJ 2020 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-07-24 Created: 2018-07-24 Last updated: 2022-10-18Bibliographically approved
Olsson, L., Bengtsson, S., Granlund, M., Huus, K., Elgmark Andersson, E. & Kåreholt, I. (2020). Social service utilisation in relation to class setting - a longitudinal study among children with mild intellectual disability in Sweden. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 35(4), 544-558
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social service utilisation in relation to class setting - a longitudinal study among children with mild intellectual disability in Sweden
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2020 (English)In: European Journal of Special Needs Education, ISSN 0885-6257, E-ISSN 1469-591X, Vol. 35, no 4, p. 544-558Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate if the type of class setting is related to the utilisation of disability-related services and child welfare services outside school over time among children with mild intellectual disability (ID). A quantitative study with a longitudinal and comparative design was carried out including data from archival records concerning service utilisation among 405 children. Children in special classes were more likely than children integrated into regular classes to utilise disability-related services. Integrated children who changed school setting from regular classes to special classes were more likely to begin to utilise such services and to increase the number of services utilised, compared to children who remained integrated. Professionals in social services and schools may need to improve their collaboration around families of children with mild ID when assessing needs and providing services. Special attention may need to be devoted to children integrated into regular classes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
Morphological knowledge; intervention; spelling disability
National Category
Psychology Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47902 (URN)10.1080/08856257.2020.1726091 (DOI)000515826100001 ()2-s2.0-85090264759 (Scopus ID)HOA HHJ 2020 (Local ID)HOA HHJ 2020 (Archive number)HOA HHJ 2020 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-26 Created: 2020-02-26 Last updated: 2020-09-14Bibliographically approved
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