This bachelor project examines through both empirical and theoretical perspectives how stigmatisation of mental illnesses can be reduced through dialogue and a representation of personal stories, in a modern society which in many ways works against this.
The “EN AF OS” campaign has established through the report Psykisk sygdom i medierne 2011-2015 that there is stigma connected to mental illness and how it shows. Through the conclusions of this report combined with a group interview with three persons who have experienced a mental illness, we have in the first sub-analysis analysed, which possibilities exist to a reduction of the stigma, connected to mental illnesses.
Based on the conclusions of this sub-analysis the bachelor project focuses on a reduction of stigmatisation through personal stories presented by people who have experienced mental illness. Because of this we have examined the company Forvandlende Fortællinger including having the already mentioned interview with three persons who have followed a workshop course with Forvandlende Fortællinger because of their mental illnesses.
The company argues that by their focus on the personal stories they create a space and community that also include subaltern groups such as people with mental illnesses. They work with the same elements, which in sub-analysis one was analysed to be important in reducing the stigmatisation of mental illness, and by having numerous observations and interviews we have analysed their work and the stigma-reducing effect, which their former course participants have told us to have experienced.
The empirical foundation of this bachelor project is discussed through theoretical perspectives from Hartmut Rosa, Erving Goffman og Mohan Dutta. Through these perspectives we discuss in sub-analysis two and three the work of Forvandlende Fortællinger, that has many similarities to Duttas theoretical points, but we also discuss how this work connects with a modern society, which according to sub-analysis one in many ways contributes to the stigmatisation of people with mental illnesses.
The main conditions of the modern society is according to Goffman characterised by high speed, high expectations of achievements and meaningless relations, which challenge the work of meaningful communities and inclusion. At the same time it is clear from the interviewees experiences that their course with Forvandlende Fortællinger did have a big impact despite these challenging conditions of the society.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2016|
- Psykisk sygdom
- Forvandlende Fortællinger
- Hartmut Rosa
- Erving Goffman
- Mohan Dutta
- Social Change
- Kulturorienterede perspektiv
- Subaltern studies