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Myten om den svenska värdegrunden

Nilsson, Vicci LU (2009) MRSA21 20091
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
There is an idea that nations form the basis of identity. Through history the rulers have tried to connect the cultural identity of the population with the identity the state is supporting, in order to further legitimize their ruling. This has constructed a conception of cultural homogeneity within a country, which in these modern years becomes more and more problematic with flows of migration. We stand before populations with such diverse identities such as religious, national, ethnical, class and political opinion that it seem almost impossible to determine what we have in common. In the fall of 2008 a rapport was published, issued by the Swedish government, which determined that the social and economical problems in a certain part of... (More)
There is an idea that nations form the basis of identity. Through history the rulers have tried to connect the cultural identity of the population with the identity the state is supporting, in order to further legitimize their ruling. This has constructed a conception of cultural homogeneity within a country, which in these modern years becomes more and more problematic with flows of migration. We stand before populations with such diverse identities such as religious, national, ethnical, class and political opinion that it seem almost impossible to determine what we have in common. In the fall of 2008 a rapport was published, issued by the Swedish government, which determined that the social and economical problems in a certain part of Malmoe was a product of that the majority of the population was Islamic and Arabic. It was said that these people does not share the beliefs and opinions that are foundations in the Swedish society. In the same time period SVT aired a new series, casting three deeply religious, scarf-bearing women discussing the Swedish society. The debate that followed is interesting because it depicts an enormous tension in the Swedish society. With a well articulated idea of multiculturalism there is voices that proclaim a sharper distinction on what it means to be a Swede. This paper intents to analyse why there is such a need for national identities, analysing the debate that follows the program Halal-TV I which to make out the processes behind carving out collective identities by excluding rather than including. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Vicci LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En analys i föreställningen om den svenska nationella identiteten
course
MRSA21 20091
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
etnicitet, värdegrund, Halal-TV, svenskhet, homogenitet, kultur., identitet
language
Swedish
id
1369466
date added to LUP
2009-05-27 17:15:50
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2014-09-04 08:27:47
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  abstract     = {There is an idea that nations form the basis of identity. Through history the rulers have tried to connect the cultural identity of the population with the identity the state is supporting, in order to further legitimize their ruling. This has constructed a conception of cultural homogeneity within a country, which in these modern years becomes more and more problematic with flows of migration. We stand before populations with such diverse identities such as religious, national, ethnical, class and political opinion that it seem almost impossible to determine what we have in common. In the fall of 2008 a rapport was published, issued by the Swedish government, which determined that the social and economical problems in a certain part of Malmoe was a product of that the majority of the population was Islamic and Arabic. It was said that these people does not share the beliefs and opinions that are foundations in the Swedish society. In the same time period SVT aired a new series, casting three deeply religious, scarf-bearing women discussing the Swedish society. The debate that followed is interesting because it depicts an enormous tension in the Swedish society. With a well articulated idea of multiculturalism there is voices that proclaim a sharper distinction on what it means to be a Swede. This paper intents to analyse why there is such a need for national identities, analysing the debate that follows the program Halal-TV I which to make out the processes behind carving out collective identities by excluding rather than including.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Vicci},
  keyword      = {etnicitet,värdegrund,Halal-TV,svenskhet,homogenitet,kultur.,identitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Myten om den svenska värdegrunden},
  year         = {2009},
}