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Pride, Prejudice and Pigeonholing - a study of multiculturalism in a Swedish setting

Hoppe, Samuel and Trulsson, Åsa (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The following essay deals with the issue of immigration. Within the field of immigration the focus concerns demos, multiculturalism and identity. Moreover, Sweden acts as the focal point due to its state proclaimed positive multicultural attitude, and more specifically Rosengård, a suburb to the city of Malmö. Due to the state's positive attitude towards multiculturalism, the implications in implementation are multifaceted. The questions derive from the problem of how to institutionally design a society with room for multiple cultures within one demos. The answer is contingent upon the factors of how these different cultures collectively identify themselves, and what components induce a certain pattern of identification. It is all... (More)
The following essay deals with the issue of immigration. Within the field of immigration the focus concerns demos, multiculturalism and identity. Moreover, Sweden acts as the focal point due to its state proclaimed positive multicultural attitude, and more specifically Rosengård, a suburb to the city of Malmö. Due to the state's positive attitude towards multiculturalism, the implications in implementation are multifaceted. The questions derive from the problem of how to institutionally design a society with room for multiple cultures within one demos. The answer is contingent upon the factors of how these different cultures collectively identify themselves, and what components induce a certain pattern of identification. It is all dependent on the normatively set aim to produce trust and an effective society with multiculturalism as a positive factor. With the ongoing debate of the situation in segregated areas, the primary interest lies in identifying why some, especially youths, in immigrant dense areas, according to the general discourse, demonstrate a deviating behaviour. The results show that the process of individual identification takes a toll through especially media's stereotyping of, in this case, a specific suburb (Less)
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Hoppe, Samuel and Trulsson, Åsa
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
demos, identity, immigration, media, multiculturalism, social norms, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
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1316538
date added to LUP
2009-01-22
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2009-01-23
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  abstract     = {The following essay deals with the issue of immigration. Within the field of immigration the focus concerns demos, multiculturalism and identity. Moreover, Sweden acts as the focal point due to its state proclaimed positive multicultural attitude, and more specifically Rosengård, a suburb to the city of Malmö. Due to the state's positive attitude towards multiculturalism, the implications in implementation are multifaceted. The questions derive from the problem of how to institutionally design a society with room for multiple cultures within one demos. The answer is contingent upon the factors of how these different cultures collectively identify themselves, and what components induce a certain pattern of identification. It is all dependent on the normatively set aim to produce trust and an effective society with multiculturalism as a positive factor. With the ongoing debate of the situation in segregated areas, the primary interest lies in identifying why some, especially youths, in immigrant dense areas, according to the general discourse, demonstrate a deviating behaviour. The results show that the process of individual identification takes a toll through especially media's stereotyping of, in this case, a specific suburb},
  author       = {Hoppe, Samuel and Trulsson, Åsa},
  keyword      = {demos,identity,immigration,media,multiculturalism,social norms,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Pride, Prejudice and Pigeonholing - a study of multiculturalism in a Swedish setting},
  year         = {2008},
}