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Anita Kihlström

About Anita Kihlström

Work positions

  • Social worker, Göteborg 1972-1991.
  • Researcher in Social work, University of Göteborg 1993-1997.
  • Lecturer of Social Care, University of Göteborg 1991-1997.
  • Head of Department of Social Care, University of Göteborg 1997-1999.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work, University of Göteborg 1999- ff

Research interest Speech act in the Social

Publications, e.g.:

  • Kihlström A (1990): The individual and the care system- an Analysis of relationship in Terms of the Theory of Communcative Action. University of Göteborg.
  • Kihlström, A & Israel, J (2002); Communicative and Strategic Action. An examination of fundamental issues in the theory of communicative action. International Journal of Social Welfare, Vol 11:3.
  • Kihlström, A & Wikström E (2008): Toward network and citizen: collaborative care for drug abusers. Int J Health Plann Mgmt (
  • Kihlström A (2010): Luhmann`s system theory in social work: Criticism and reflections. Accepted (feb 2010) for publication in Journal of Social Work.
  • Manuscript in progress: Between Individual and System - Communication and Action in the Social
  • Social Pedagogy/ Social Action
  • Publications e.g.:
  • Kihlström, A (1998):Nya influenser inom socialpedgogiken.
  • Kihlström, A (1998): Livsvärld som bakgrunds – och förståelsehorisont. Both published in Blomdahl Frej G & Eriksson B (eds): Social omsorg och socialpedagogik. Lund. Studentlitteratur.
  • Kihlström, A & Roos, H-E (2000): Fritid och fritidsarbetet i det senmoderna samhället. In Berggren L (eds): Fritidskulturer. Lund. Studentlitteratur.
  • Other activities
  • E.g. Expert in committee for valuation of Master Program for Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) (2008).
  • Faculty Examiner for PhD. University of Tromsö (2009, 2010 and 2012).