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Skaka om och blanda mer - Om invandraridentitet i vardagen

Duraku, Luljetë (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The Swedish integration policy acts upon that all citizen should have equal rights and possibilities no matter ethnic and cultural background. In today's Sweden it is more or less a self-evident that immigrants ought to prepare the possibility to preserve their original cultural distinctive character according to the Governments Proposition 1997/98:16. Simultaneously the term integration and its actual meaning and its political significance are not always clear.

Immigrants as a categorization are often overloaded with negative overtone and risk to seem discriminated. The category reinforces also a ?we? and ?them? thinking. The category moreover is rough generalized and presupposes a group with common distinguishing features and a... (More)
The Swedish integration policy acts upon that all citizen should have equal rights and possibilities no matter ethnic and cultural background. In today's Sweden it is more or less a self-evident that immigrants ought to prepare the possibility to preserve their original cultural distinctive character according to the Governments Proposition 1997/98:16. Simultaneously the term integration and its actual meaning and its political significance are not always clear.

Immigrants as a categorization are often overloaded with negative overtone and risk to seem discriminated. The category reinforces also a ?we? and ?them? thinking. The category moreover is rough generalized and presupposes a group with common distinguishing features and a solidarity that is separated from the Swedes.

This essay seeks to understand how identities are constructed among immigrants. One way to regard identity is to examine how cultural identity is constructed and how it is understood in Sweden since many immigrants in Sweden experience that the have one foot in each culture. Sometimes what a person feels seems to be unimportant and uninteresting if one consider individuals whether they are immigrants or Swedish.

In the interviews conducted by five young persons from the Malmoe region contribute both experiences to their narrative story over their identity. Through narratives their identities are portrayed as being ?neither this? nor ?that?. This ambivalence is especially clear in narratives of belonging and the immigrant's possibilities to call themselves and be a part of the ?swedishness?. This can also be described as a hybrid identities. (Less)
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author
Duraku, Luljetë
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Political and administrative sciences, immigrants, swedishness, diaspora identity, hybrid identity, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1320706
date added to LUP
2008-05-19
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2011-12-21 13:19:24
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  abstract     = {The Swedish integration policy acts upon that all citizen should have equal rights and possibilities no matter ethnic and cultural background. In today's Sweden it is more or less a self-evident that immigrants ought to prepare the possibility to preserve their original cultural distinctive character according to the Governments Proposition 1997/98:16. Simultaneously the term integration and its actual meaning and its political significance are not always clear.

Immigrants as a categorization are often overloaded with negative overtone and risk to seem discriminated. The category reinforces also a ?we? and ?them? thinking. The category moreover is rough generalized and presupposes a group with common distinguishing features and a solidarity that is separated from the Swedes.

This essay seeks to understand how identities are constructed among immigrants. One way to regard identity is to examine how cultural identity is constructed and how it is understood in Sweden since many immigrants in Sweden experience that the have one foot in each culture. Sometimes what a person feels seems to be unimportant and uninteresting if one consider individuals whether they are immigrants or Swedish.

In the interviews conducted by five young persons from the Malmoe region contribute both experiences to their narrative story over their identity. Through narratives their identities are portrayed as being ?neither this? nor ?that?. This ambivalence is especially clear in narratives of belonging and the immigrant's possibilities to call themselves and be a part of the ?swedishness?. This can also be described as a hybrid identities.},
  author       = {Duraku, Luljetë},
  keyword      = {Political and administrative sciences,immigrants,swedishness,diaspora identity,hybrid identity,Statsvetenskap,förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Skaka om och blanda mer - Om invandraridentitet i vardagen},
  year         = {2008},
}