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Vem är hon? En analys av identitetskonstruktionen av asylsökande kvinnor bland Migrationsverkets tjänstemän

Odhner, Anna Karin (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
When gender-related refugee claims was ratified in the Swedish asylum law the 31 of March this year (2006) it opened the door for women with this specific refugee status to receive asylum in Sweden. The aim of this thesis has been to investigate how these specific female refugees are represented and described in the asylum process. The focus has been the construction of identity concerning these women in the Officials discourse at the Immigration department. The theoretical framework has been a critical discourse analysis regarding the exercise of power and dominance connected to the construction of identity.

An understanding of the women with gender-related refugee claims as the Others has been perceived through the Officials discourse.... (More)
When gender-related refugee claims was ratified in the Swedish asylum law the 31 of March this year (2006) it opened the door for women with this specific refugee status to receive asylum in Sweden. The aim of this thesis has been to investigate how these specific female refugees are represented and described in the asylum process. The focus has been the construction of identity concerning these women in the Officials discourse at the Immigration department. The theoretical framework has been a critical discourse analysis regarding the exercise of power and dominance connected to the construction of identity.

An understanding of the women with gender-related refugee claims as the Others has been perceived through the Officials discourse. Female refugees which have been exposed to persecution that occur in our part of the world (rape, wife abuse, etc.) are treated differently and much more restrictive, compared to women exposed to so called culture specific oppression (e.g. sex mutilation). Women with culture specific gender-related refugee claims are thus given priorities in the asylum process in Sweden. (Less)
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author
Odhner, Anna Karin
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
"Women refugees", "Gender-related refugee claim", "Right of Asylum", "Identity Construction", "Critical Discourse Analysis", Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1327188
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
date last changed
2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {When gender-related refugee claims was ratified in the Swedish asylum law the 31 of March this year (2006) it opened the door for women with this specific refugee status to receive asylum in Sweden. The aim of this thesis has been to investigate how these specific female refugees are represented and described in the asylum process. The focus has been the construction of identity concerning these women in the Officials discourse at the Immigration department. The theoretical framework has been a critical discourse analysis regarding the exercise of power and dominance connected to the construction of identity.

An understanding of the women with gender-related refugee claims as the Others has been perceived through the Officials discourse. Female refugees which have been exposed to persecution that occur in our part of the world (rape, wife abuse, etc.) are treated differently and much more restrictive, compared to women exposed to so called culture specific oppression (e.g. sex mutilation). Women with culture specific gender-related refugee claims are thus given priorities in the asylum process in Sweden.},
  author       = {Odhner, Anna Karin},
  keyword      = {"Women refugees","Gender-related refugee claim","Right of Asylum","Identity Construction","Critical Discourse Analysis",Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vem är hon? En analys av identitetskonstruktionen av asylsökande kvinnor bland Migrationsverkets tjänstemän},
  year         = {2006},
}