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Tvärkulturell fostran: svensk-italienska ungdomars erfarenhet av att växa upp med två kulturer

Plöjel-Westmoreland, Elisabet LU (2001)
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Med utgångspunkt från svensk-italienska ungdomars erfarenhet av att växa upp med två kulturer, vill författaren, utifrån ett pedagogiskt perspektiv, ge en beskrivning av innebörden i tvärkulturell fostran. Tvärkulturell fostran i den här studien innebär fostran med betydande inslag från minst två klart skilda kulturtraditioner, den svenska och den italienska. Den empiriska delen utgörs av samtal med ungdomar som vuxit upp antingen i Rom eller Lund- Malmö regionen, de flesta med en svensk mor och en italiensk far. Ungdomarna har under hela sin uppväxt pendlat mellan två kulturer och identiteter vilket inneburit två olika sätt att tänka och förhålla sig. Resultatet beskriver en kombination av... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

Med utgångspunkt från svensk-italienska ungdomars erfarenhet av att växa upp med två kulturer, vill författaren, utifrån ett pedagogiskt perspektiv, ge en beskrivning av innebörden i tvärkulturell fostran. Tvärkulturell fostran i den här studien innebär fostran med betydande inslag från minst två klart skilda kulturtraditioner, den svenska och den italienska. Den empiriska delen utgörs av samtal med ungdomar som vuxit upp antingen i Rom eller Lund- Malmö regionen, de flesta med en svensk mor och en italiensk far. Ungdomarna har under hela sin uppväxt pendlat mellan två kulturer och identiteter vilket inneburit två olika sätt att tänka och förhålla sig. Resultatet beskriver en kombination av svensk och italiensk kultur, där olikheterna i de båda traditionerna berikat och befruktat varandra. Ungdomarna upplever att den tvärkulturella fostran har främjat egenskaper som tillit, självständighet och flexibilitet i förhållande till deras identitetsupplevelse, egenskaper som kan antas vara av värde i dagens- och morgondagens mångkulturella samhälle. (Less)
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The present study dealt with what occurs in a social-cultural rearing-process when the parents derive from two different cultural traditions. It is a qualitative case study, with an ethnographically inspired approach, which considers processes rather than outcome, context rather than any specific variable and discovery rather than confirmation. The empirical data consist of interviews made with 41 young women and men in Rome, Italy and the Lund-Malmö-region in southern Sweden. Focus is on their particular experiences of having been brought up by a Swedish mother and an Italian father. An interpretative hermeneutic analysis of the empirical data resulted in various thematizations representing the main aspects expressed by the informants.... (More)
The present study dealt with what occurs in a social-cultural rearing-process when the parents derive from two different cultural traditions. It is a qualitative case study, with an ethnographically inspired approach, which considers processes rather than outcome, context rather than any specific variable and discovery rather than confirmation. The empirical data consist of interviews made with 41 young women and men in Rome, Italy and the Lund-Malmö-region in southern Sweden. Focus is on their particular experiences of having been brought up by a Swedish mother and an Italian father. An interpretative hermeneutic analysis of the empirical data resulted in various thematizations representing the main aspects expressed by the informants. These thematizations could also be said to represent main characteristics in Swedish and Italian upbringing. The informants expressed contentment with being brought up with two countries different cultural values. They also showed a strong awareness of their identity and of various aspects of the content in their upbringing. Thematizations like independence and freedom as representative for Swedish upbringing and family-belonging and family-support together with the evident confirmation of love, as representative for Italian upbringing, belonged to the most important qualities mentioned by the informants. The main result in this studied example of cross-cultural education can be seen as a successful combination of Swedish and Italian culture where the differences in both traditions have enriched and benefited each other. The identity created has been described with words like trust, independence and flexibility. (Less)
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  • Prof Halldén, Gunilla, Linköping
organization
alternative title
Cross-cultural rearing. Italian-Swedish young adults experiences of growing up with two cultures
publishing date
type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Socialpedagogik, Cross-cultural, Sweden, childhood, family, rearing process, norms, values, identity, independence, freedom, love, Pedagogik, Pedagogy and didactics, Social pedagogy, didaktik, Italy
pages
300 pages
publisher
Department of Education, Lund University
defense location
Carolinasalen, Lundagård, Lund
defense date
2001-09-05 10:00
external identifiers
  • Other:ISRN: LUSADG/APE--01/1049--SE
ISBN
91-628-4955-7
language
Swedish
LU publication?
yes
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e9946e69-a894-49fc-ba85-45356ba647c6 (old id 19979)
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2007-05-25 15:38:47
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2016-09-19 08:45:07
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