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Etnicitet som ständigt pågående konstruktion : en översikt av forskningen om etnicitet

Nilsson, Emma (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
Ethnicity has become a frequently used concept, not only in the academic world but also in the media and in public debates. The purpose of this paper was to have a closer look at what ethnicity actually is and what it means to people as well as to scientists, ethnicity as a concept and as a phenomenon. Focus was on the more recent research that has been done about what is described as "new ethnicities" that emerge in multicultural societies in Europe. The questions that were chosen to limit the search for material were: What are "new ethnicities"? How have they been described and explained? How have ethnicities been created and changed in western multicultural societies such as the American, British and Swedish? What are the similarities... (More)
Ethnicity has become a frequently used concept, not only in the academic world but also in the media and in public debates. The purpose of this paper was to have a closer look at what ethnicity actually is and what it means to people as well as to scientists, ethnicity as a concept and as a phenomenon. Focus was on the more recent research that has been done about what is described as "new ethnicities" that emerge in multicultural societies in Europe. The questions that were chosen to limit the search for material were: What are "new ethnicities"? How have they been described and explained? How have ethnicities been created and changed in western multicultural societies such as the American, British and Swedish? What are the similarities and the differences between ethnicities, "new" ethnicities, and "new ethnicities"? This paper is a literary study in which I have tried to compare different theories about ethnicity. The main conclusion was that the concept "new ethnicities" does not describe something that has not been described already in earlier research about ethnicity. The phenomenon it describes can, because of the migration and globalisation of the modern world, be seen to exist in a greater extent today though. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Emma
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organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358612
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {Ethnicity has become a frequently used concept, not only in the academic world but also in the media and in public debates. The purpose of this paper was to have a closer look at what ethnicity actually is and what it means to people as well as to scientists, ethnicity as a concept and as a phenomenon. Focus was on the more recent research that has been done about what is described as "new ethnicities" that emerge in multicultural societies in Europe. The questions that were chosen to limit the search for material were: What are "new ethnicities"? How have they been described and explained? How have ethnicities been created and changed in western multicultural societies such as the American, British and Swedish? What are the similarities and the differences between ethnicities, "new" ethnicities, and "new ethnicities"? This paper is a literary study in which I have tried to compare different theories about ethnicity. The main conclusion was that the concept "new ethnicities" does not describe something that has not been described already in earlier research about ethnicity. The phenomenon it describes can, because of the migration and globalisation of the modern world, be seen to exist in a greater extent today though.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Emma},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Etnicitet som ständigt pågående konstruktion : en översikt av forskningen om etnicitet},
  year         = {2003},
}