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- Jag är den jag var då - det är förutsättningarna som har förändrats? - en postkolonial feministisk studie utav invandrarkvinnors berättelser om identitetskonstruktion och förändring

Gusic, Selma (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Postcolonial feminist theory says that ones identity is constructed by several

factor, not only gender but even culture, ethnicity and class imbedded in the social

context. This paper examines what happens to women's identities if the social

context changes. Does an identity shift occur? By interviewing five women from

Bosnia-Herzegovina I try to understand the affects migration has on women?s

identity. Postcolonial feminist theory says that our identities are constantly

changing, as their constructing factors. These factors, as well as our identities, are

affected and created from inside and outside of our group of belonging. Hence,

identification by other as well as self identification creates our identities. I found

that the... (More)
Postcolonial feminist theory says that ones identity is constructed by several

factor, not only gender but even culture, ethnicity and class imbedded in the social

context. This paper examines what happens to women's identities if the social

context changes. Does an identity shift occur? By interviewing five women from

Bosnia-Herzegovina I try to understand the affects migration has on women?s

identity. Postcolonial feminist theory says that our identities are constantly

changing, as their constructing factors. These factors, as well as our identities, are

affected and created from inside and outside of our group of belonging. Hence,

identification by other as well as self identification creates our identities. I found

that the Bosnian women that I interviewed in many ways changed the way in

witch they perceive themselves and their reality because of the changed social

context. In other ways though, they tried to remain the same, holding on to what

they call a Bosnian identity. Because of this I believe that we can?t talk about an

identity shift sense the change in their identities hasn?t been that drastic. But

nevertheless there has been an important change witch confirms the postcolonial

feminist theories about fluctuating identity. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
@misc{1317109,
  abstract     = {Postcolonial feminist theory says that ones identity is constructed by several

factor, not only gender but even culture, ethnicity and class imbedded in the social

context. This paper examines what happens to women's identities if the social

context changes. Does an identity shift occur? By interviewing five women from

Bosnia-Herzegovina I try to understand the affects migration has on women?s

identity. Postcolonial feminist theory says that our identities are constantly

changing, as their constructing factors. These factors, as well as our identities, are

affected and created from inside and outside of our group of belonging. Hence,

identification by other as well as self identification creates our identities. I found

that the Bosnian women that I interviewed in many ways changed the way in

witch they perceive themselves and their reality because of the changed social

context. In other ways though, they tried to remain the same, holding on to what

they call a Bosnian identity. Because of this I believe that we can?t talk about an

identity shift sense the change in their identities hasn?t been that drastic. But

nevertheless there has been an important change witch confirms the postcolonial

feminist theories about fluctuating identity.},
  author       = {Gusic, Selma},
  keyword      = {class,culture,ethnicity,identity construction,identity shift,migrated women,narrative analysis,postcolonial feminist theory,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {- Jag är den jag var då - det är förutsättningarna som har förändrats? - en postkolonial feministisk studie utav invandrarkvinnors berättelser om identitetskonstruktion och förändring},
  year         = {2008},
}