To have voice and choice

Turkish and Moroccan Dutch professionals in social work

Auteur(s) Hans Ewijk, van; Peter Hendriks
Publicatiedatum 2016-07-04
Publicatietype Preprint
Kenniscentrum Hogeschool Utrecht, Kenniscentrum Sociale Innovatie
Lectoraat Innovatieve Maatschappelijke Dienstverlening
Samenvatting Social work in the Netherlands is attracting an increasing number of Turkish and Moroccan Dutch professionals, mostly second-generation migrant women from a Muslim background. Inspired by Amartya Sen’s capability approach, this article presents the findings of a qualitative content analysis of 40 interviews with professionals by peers from the same background. The question is, what kind of professionals do these newly started social workers desire to be and what hindrances do they encounter? The professionals challenge the dominance of Western beliefs and values. This becomes tangible in their desires and constraints and especially in the process of choice.
Trefwoorden Capability approach, freedom of choice, Islam, social work identity, social work values
Taal Engels
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Gepubliceerd in International Social Work
Jaargang/Volume 2016
Paginabereik 1-13