Identity Work through Support and Control

  title={Identity Work through Support and Control},
  author={Kerstin Svensson},
This article aims to understand how social workers and volunteers, people who see themselves as wanting to ‘do good’, justify the controlling actions they carry out in their everyday practice. They work in organizations that control and regulate the lives of people, while at the same time striving to carry out supportive actions. How, then, do they see themselves, their role and their identity? This is explored through narratives from social workers and volunteers in three organizations in… CONTINUE READING