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Kultur och kvinnlighet. Myndighetsutövares reflektioner kring invandrade kvinnor.

Csiky, Magdalena (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this study is to discuss how public officials, who are implementing integration policies, describe and relate to ?immigrant women?. The analysis is based on interviews with eight public officials. Drawing on perspectives from discourse theory, multiculturalism, western feminism and postcolonialism, the diskussion tries to place the interview statements within a theoretical debate concerning the concepts of culture/ethnicity and sex/gender. The picture of the ?immigrant woman? seems to be somewhat revised. She is no longer merely uneducated, poor, religious and family centered. The ?immigrant woman? is, however, someone who benefits from moving to Sweden in terms of genderrelations. Behind this image lies an understanding of... (More)
The aim of this study is to discuss how public officials, who are implementing integration policies, describe and relate to ?immigrant women?. The analysis is based on interviews with eight public officials. Drawing on perspectives from discourse theory, multiculturalism, western feminism and postcolonialism, the diskussion tries to place the interview statements within a theoretical debate concerning the concepts of culture/ethnicity and sex/gender. The picture of the ?immigrant woman? seems to be somewhat revised. She is no longer merely uneducated, poor, religious and family centered. The ?immigrant woman? is, however, someone who benefits from moving to Sweden in terms of genderrelations. Behind this image lies an understanding of ?culture? as something rather static and well defined. The swedish ?culture? is portrayed as less patriarchal and more progressive than ?other cultures?. Moreover, the interviews points to a prevailing conception of the immigrant discourse as quite firmly regulated in terms of which opinions it allows. (Less)
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Csiky, Magdalena
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
kultur, multikulturalism, invandrarkvinnor, postkolonialism, diskurser, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
Swedish
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1329585
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2006-04-19
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2006-04-19
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to discuss how public officials, who are implementing integration policies, describe and relate to ?immigrant women?. The analysis is based on interviews with eight public officials. Drawing on perspectives from discourse theory, multiculturalism, western feminism and postcolonialism, the diskussion tries to place the interview statements within a theoretical debate concerning the concepts of culture/ethnicity and sex/gender. The picture of the ?immigrant woman? seems to be somewhat revised. She is no longer merely uneducated, poor, religious and family centered. The ?immigrant woman? is, however, someone who benefits from moving to Sweden in terms of genderrelations. Behind this image lies an understanding of ?culture? as something rather static and well defined. The swedish ?culture? is portrayed as less patriarchal and more progressive than ?other cultures?. Moreover, the interviews points to a prevailing conception of the immigrant discourse as quite firmly regulated in terms of which opinions it allows.},
  author       = {Csiky, Magdalena},
  keyword      = {kultur,multikulturalism,invandrarkvinnor,postkolonialism,diskurser,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kultur och kvinnlighet. Myndighetsutövares reflektioner kring invandrade kvinnor.},
  year         = {2006},
}