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dc.contributor.authorStokkebekk, Jan
dc.contributor.authorIversen, Anette Christine
dc.contributor.authorHollekim, Ragnhild
dc.contributor.authorNess, Ottar
dc.PublishedStokkebekk JK, Iversen AC, Hollekim R, Ness O. “Keeping balance”, “Keeping distance” and “Keeping on with life”: Child positions in divorced families with prolonged conflicts. Children and youth services review. 2019;102:108-119eng
dc.description.abstractA dominant storyline of divorced families in prolonged conflict is children portrayed as victims without agency. How does this fit with how children position themselves in prolonged post-divorce conflicts? In this qualitative study we pose the following research question; how do children position themselves to challenges in post-divorce family conflict, and how is family conflict positioning children? This paper draws on in-depth interviews with nine children (10-16) years old. Positioning theory is used as an analytic tool to explore child subject positions. Three dominant subject positions emerged in the analysis: keeping balance, keeping distance and keeping on with life. While our analyses show that prolonged conflict is oppressive to the family system, it is argued that each dominant position represents resistance against threats to the child’s wellbeing, dignity and being a child in a family. Implications for child and family services with respect to separated families in prolonged conflict are discussed.en_US
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dc.subjectFamilieterapi / Family therapyeng
dc.subjectForeldretvister foreldrekonflikter / Custodial conflictseng
dc.subjectPosisjonerings teori / Positioning theoryeng
dc.title“Keeping balance”, “Keeping distance” and “Keeping on with life”: Child positions in divorced families with prolonged conflictseng
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 The Author(s)eng
dc.source.journalChildren and youth services review
dc.relation.projectBarne-, ungdoms og familiedirektoratet (Bufdir): 2016/1915
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Psykologi: 260::Andre psykologiske fag: 279
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Social sciences: 200::Psychology: 260::Other subjects within psychology : 279
dc.identifier.citationChildren and youth services review. 2019, 102, 108-119.

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