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Mångfald, makt och välvilja. En diskursanalys av intentioner och synsätt bakom integrationspolitiska åtgärder

Rappe, Elin (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of my study is to critically analyse the discourse behind two different integration projects in Sweden, by using post colonial theory. My hypothesis is that many projects intended for increased integration includes a view of immigrants as the ?Others? which can be seen in how one talks about integration and culture in the discourse behind integration projects.

The first of these two projects aims at increased diversity in the cultural sphere, organized on at state level. The purpose of the second project is to increase the communication and results for schools in areas with a high rate of immigrants in Malmö. In my study I make a discourse analysis of the discourse behind these two projects and study how they are motivated and how... (More)
The aim of my study is to critically analyse the discourse behind two different integration projects in Sweden, by using post colonial theory. My hypothesis is that many projects intended for increased integration includes a view of immigrants as the ?Others? which can be seen in how one talks about integration and culture in the discourse behind integration projects.

The first of these two projects aims at increased diversity in the cultural sphere, organized on at state level. The purpose of the second project is to increase the communication and results for schools in areas with a high rate of immigrants in Malmö. In my study I make a discourse analysis of the discourse behind these two projects and study how they are motivated and how one conceptualise culture and integration in these documents. My conclusion is that these projects to a certain extent reproduce a categorical thinking where the world is divided into an ?us? and ?them? even though the intent of these projects is to decrease this kind of thinking. (Less)
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author
Rappe, Elin
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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integration politics, multiculturalism, discourse analysis, culture, the ?other?, postcolonial theory, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1322865
date added to LUP
2007-06-12 00:00:00
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2007-06-12 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The aim of my study is to critically analyse the discourse behind two different integration projects in Sweden, by using post colonial theory. My hypothesis is that many projects intended for increased integration includes a view of immigrants as the ?Others? which can be seen in how one talks about integration and culture in the discourse behind integration projects.

The first of these two projects aims at increased diversity in the cultural sphere, organized on at state level. The purpose of the second project is to increase the communication and results for schools in areas with a high rate of immigrants in Malmö. In my study I make a discourse analysis of the discourse behind these two projects and study how they are motivated and how one conceptualise culture and integration in these documents. My conclusion is that these projects to a certain extent reproduce a categorical thinking where the world is divided into an ?us? and ?them? even though the intent of these projects is to decrease this kind of thinking.},
  author       = {Rappe, Elin},
  keyword      = {integration politics,multiculturalism,discourse analysis,culture,the ?other?,postcolonial theory,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mångfald, makt och välvilja. En diskursanalys av intentioner och synsätt bakom integrationspolitiska åtgärder},
  year         = {2007},
}