Understanding Social Problems through Narratives By Insiders. Part II

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 5:30 PM-7:20 PM
Room: Booth 60
RC38 Biography and Society (host committee)

Language: English

This session seeks to explore the constructed reality of social problems through narratives told by insiders. When we consider social problems, we try to solve them from outsidersí perspectives by regarding them as problems to society. In this session we would like to understand social problems by listening to insidersí narratives about them. In doing so, we may see what the most important aspect of the problems for those facing them is and provide a different insight into the problems from that of outsiders. Topics in social problems in this session will include the relationship between doctors and patients with HIV tainted blood, that between nurses and terminal care patients, that between ethnic minorities and majorities and the other related ones. Anyone who has conducted life story interviews with insiders of any social problem is encouraged to attend this session and discuss the problem from multiple perspectives.
Session Organizers:
Mamoru TSUKADA, Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Japan and Tazuko KOBAYASHI, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Mamoru TSUKADA, Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Japan
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Nadine JUKSCHAT, Criminological Research Institute , Germany

Yet Another Junkie Story? Lived Experiences of Drug Policy in Norway and Why They Matter (Oral Presentation)
Aleksandra BARTOSZKO, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway

Towards Adequate and Accessible Psychosocial Care: A Research Working Alliance with Professionals in Treatment and Counseling (Oral Presentation)
Lena INOWLOCKI, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt, Germany

Social Problems of Parents Who Have Children with Schizophrenia in Japan (Oral Presentation)
Hidemitsu AOKI, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Narratives on Violence and the Everyday Life of Children and Families Living in Favelas of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Distributed Paper)
Hermilio SANTOS, Universidade Catolica Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Priscila SUSIN, PUCRS, Brazil