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dc.contributor.authorKoren Solvang, Per
dc.contributor.authorHanisch, Halvor Melbye
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-12T12:34:27Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-14T08:22:14Z
dc.date.available2020-02-12T12:34:27Z
dc.date.available2020-02-14T08:22:14Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationHanisch, H.M. & Koren, P.S. (2019). The urge to work: Normative ordering in the narratives of people on long-term sick leave. Health Sociology Review, 28(2), 126-139. doi:10.1080/14461242.2019.1579664en
dc.identifier.issn1446-1242
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10642/8107
dc.description.abstractThis study analyses the narratives of people on long-term sick leave due to low back pain. We draw upon the theory of justification – as developed by the French sociologists Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot – to investigate how the informants’ narratives evoke and rely upon three ‘orders of worth’. These are the industrial order concerning being a productive citizen, the domestic order of home and family, and the civic order positioning the citizen in the regulations of the welfare state. In-depth interview interpretations map a strongly normative urge to work. The interviews also demonstrate how this urge in interwoven with social interactions in specific arenas: a troubled home life when not working, ways of keeping in touch with work, and complex negotiations of the possibility of non-work. The different orders of worth do more than point towards their ‘own’ arena: Norms and values of the domestic order, in particular, point toward the need for return to work rather than towards life at home (non-work). We conclude that the narratives deal more with the trouble of sick leave than with the enjoyment of work. Hence, the urge to work is just as much a turn away from non-work.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHealth Sociology Review;Volume 28, 2019 - Issue 2
dc.rightsThis is a postprint version of the article published as Hanisch, H.M. & Koren, P.S. (2019). The urge to work: Normative ordering in the narratives of people on long-term sick leave. Health Sociology Review, 28(2), 126-139. doi: 10.1080/14461242.2019.1579664en
dc.subjectWork returnsen
dc.subjectSick leavesen
dc.subjectNarrativesen
dc.subjectNormsen
dc.subjectDomestic livesen
dc.subjectJustificationsen
dc.subjectEmploymentsen
dc.titleThe urge to work: Normative ordering in the narratives of people on long-term sick leaveen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typePeer revieweden
dc.date.updated2020-02-12T12:34:27Z
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2019.1579664
dc.identifier.cristinID1697149
dc.relation.projectIDNorges forskningsråd: 209748
dc.source.issn2156-857X
dc.source.issn2156-8588
dc.relation.journalNordic Social Work Research


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