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Beyond spaces of counselling

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The article articulates experiments with spatial constructions in two Danish social work
agencies, basing on (a) a sketchy genealogical reconstruction of conceptualisations and uses
of space in social work and counselling, (b) a search for theoretical resources to articulate
new spaces, and (c) data from a long-standing collaboration with the social workers working
with youth and drugs. Beside a critical analysis of how disciplinary and pastoral spaces
make it difficult to engage in helpful conversations with young drug users, we show how
spaces of attunement, spaces of production, and public spaces are forms of spatialisations
which might be taken as prototypical in attempts to develop social work and counselling
Original languageEnglish
JournalQualitative Social Work
Pages (from-to)509-536
Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Research areas

  • Space, Place, Affect, Youth work, Social work, Drugs

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