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Svensk normerande nationalism- Går den att finna och i så fall hur ser den ut i kurslitteraturen i Svenska för invandrare (Sfi)-utbildningen?

Noltorp, Charlotte LU (2009) STVM01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This study examines if there is a hidden normative Swedish nationalism in the Swedish language school for immigrants (Sfi) and if so, how it has been portrayed historically and how it is depicted now. With the help of Umut Özkirimlis theory; dimensions of nationalism and the social constructivist theory, I have analyzed the literature used in Sfi. The methodology used in this study has been a qualitative text analysis. Although nationalism and identity is multi-faceted, multi-dimensioned and ambiguous, I have found a dichotomy between”us - Swedes” and”them - the immigrants” in the literature. The Swedish culture is hegemonized, immigrants and Swedes as groups are homogenized and the Swedish culture naturally therefore has an effect on... (More)
This study examines if there is a hidden normative Swedish nationalism in the Swedish language school for immigrants (Sfi) and if so, how it has been portrayed historically and how it is depicted now. With the help of Umut Özkirimlis theory; dimensions of nationalism and the social constructivist theory, I have analyzed the literature used in Sfi. The methodology used in this study has been a qualitative text analysis. Although nationalism and identity is multi-faceted, multi-dimensioned and ambiguous, I have found a dichotomy between”us - Swedes” and”them - the immigrants” in the literature. The Swedish culture is hegemonized, immigrants and Swedes as groups are homogenized and the Swedish culture naturally therefore has an effect on society. Furthermore the Swedish nationalism depicted is banal. This makes it hard to distinguish Swedish phenomenon as typically Swedish. The purpose of Sfi is no longer to directly teach knowledge about the Swedish society. In spite of this immigrants probably still get indirect impressions and information about Swedishness through the language study alone. In Sweden perhaps, a normative nationalism could connect people and increase tolerance, increase respect between individuals and improve integration in the Swedish society. (Less)
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author
Noltorp, Charlotte LU
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organization
course
STVM01 20091
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Sfi, svensk identitet, social konstruktionism, Normerande svensk nationalism
language
Swedish
id
1405283
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:28:46
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2009-06-18 11:28:46
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  abstract     = {This study examines if there is a hidden normative Swedish nationalism in the Swedish language school for immigrants (Sfi) and if so, how it has been portrayed historically and how it is depicted now. With the help of Umut Özkirimlis theory; dimensions of nationalism and the social constructivist theory, I have analyzed the literature used in Sfi. The methodology used in this study has been a qualitative text analysis. Although nationalism and identity is multi-faceted, multi-dimensioned and ambiguous, I have found a dichotomy between”us - Swedes” and”them - the immigrants” in the literature. The Swedish culture is hegemonized, immigrants and Swedes as groups are homogenized and the Swedish culture naturally therefore has an effect on society. Furthermore the Swedish nationalism depicted is banal. This makes it hard to distinguish Swedish phenomenon as typically Swedish. The purpose of Sfi is no longer to directly teach knowledge about the Swedish society. In spite of this immigrants probably still get indirect impressions and information about Swedishness through the language study alone. In Sweden perhaps, a normative nationalism could connect people and increase tolerance, increase respect between individuals and improve integration in the Swedish society.},
  author       = {Noltorp, Charlotte},
  keyword      = {Sfi,svensk identitet,social konstruktionism,Normerande svensk nationalism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Svensk normerande nationalism- Går den att finna och i så fall hur ser den ut i kurslitteraturen i Svenska för invandrare (Sfi)-utbildningen?},
  year         = {2009},
}