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Ras är en konstruktion- rasifiering en process En jämförande diskursanalys i hur den nationella identiteten konstrueras mellan `svenska invandrare` och `norska invandrare` bosatta i Oslo

Palacios Tardio, Yordana (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to seek understanding to how a national identity is constructed. Five women and five men at the age of 21-37 years old have been interviewed during November 2005 and January 2006. All of them lived Oslo at the time. The informants have been divided into two groups, `Swedish immigrants` and `Norwegian immigrants`, none of the people interviewed is ethnic `Swedish` or `Norwegian`. The empirical material has been analysed with the help of Billig´s theory about banal nationalism and Laclau and Mouffe´s discourse analysis. By doing a comparative discourse analysis between the two groups one conclusion is that even though the informants portrayed themselves as `Swedish` or `Norwegian` this position caused a conflict... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to seek understanding to how a national identity is constructed. Five women and five men at the age of 21-37 years old have been interviewed during November 2005 and January 2006. All of them lived Oslo at the time. The informants have been divided into two groups, `Swedish immigrants` and `Norwegian immigrants`, none of the people interviewed is ethnic `Swedish` or `Norwegian`. The empirical material has been analysed with the help of Billig´s theory about banal nationalism and Laclau and Mouffe´s discourse analysis. By doing a comparative discourse analysis between the two groups one conclusion is that even though the informants portrayed themselves as `Swedish` or `Norwegian` this position caused a conflict within the Norwegian society's images of them as `immigrants`. The thesis illustrates how the image of what it is to be considered as `Swedish` and `Norwegian` implies directly connection with `whiteness`. The construction of the Swedish and Norwegian nationality and the `non Swedish/ Norwegian` are not only oppositional but does also contains a hierarchy in which the `immigrant` and the `immigrant women` is portrayed in more negative terms. (Less)
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author
Palacios Tardio, Yordana
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
discourse, identity, race, antagonism, gender, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1329771
date added to LUP
2006-04-19
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2006-04-19
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to seek understanding to how a national identity is constructed. Five women and five men at the age of 21-37 years old have been interviewed during November 2005 and January 2006. All of them lived Oslo at the time. The informants have been divided into two groups, `Swedish immigrants` and `Norwegian immigrants`, none of the people interviewed is ethnic `Swedish` or `Norwegian`. The empirical material has been analysed with the help of Billig´s theory about banal nationalism and Laclau and Mouffe´s discourse analysis. By doing a comparative discourse analysis between the two groups one conclusion is that even though the informants portrayed themselves as `Swedish` or `Norwegian` this position caused a conflict within the Norwegian society's images of them as `immigrants`. The thesis illustrates how the image of what it is to be considered as `Swedish` and `Norwegian` implies directly connection with `whiteness`. The construction of the Swedish and Norwegian nationality and the `non Swedish/ Norwegian` are not only oppositional but does also contains a hierarchy in which the `immigrant` and the `immigrant women` is portrayed in more negative terms.},
  author       = {Palacios Tardio, Yordana},
  keyword      = {discourse,identity,race,antagonism,gender,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ras är en konstruktion- rasifiering en process En jämförande diskursanalys i hur den nationella identiteten konstrueras mellan `svenska invandrare` och `norska invandrare` bosatta i Oslo},
  year         = {2006},
}