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Närvaro, frånvaro, användning och anpassning: Odokumenterade immigranters social rum i den svenska kontexten

Gustafsson, Lina LU (2012) UTVK01 20112
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This thesis explores undocumented immigrants’ social space within the discourse of non-citizenship in the context of Sweden. With an aim to elucidating and characterizing their use and reorganization of, as well as access to and exclusion from the societal space, it touches upon the used spaces as well as their maintenance of everyday life within the same. The non-citizen of Sweden – the undocumented immigrant – creates, together with the infrastructure that surrounds them, an adjusted space through their citizen and spatial practices. Drawing upon Henri Lefebvre’s theory on social space and a discourse analysis, the thesis thus explores the specific spaces of medicinal care, childcare and school, informal labour market and workplace,... (More)
This thesis explores undocumented immigrants’ social space within the discourse of non-citizenship in the context of Sweden. With an aim to elucidating and characterizing their use and reorganization of, as well as access to and exclusion from the societal space, it touches upon the used spaces as well as their maintenance of everyday life within the same. The non-citizen of Sweden – the undocumented immigrant – creates, together with the infrastructure that surrounds them, an adjusted space through their citizen and spatial practices. Drawing upon Henri Lefebvre’s theory on social space and a discourse analysis, the thesis thus explores the specific spaces of medicinal care, childcare and school, informal labour market and workplace, churches as institutions of help, as well as the “city” as a whole and the fear of movement within it. In specific rooms, undocumented immigrants expand their lived horizon, whilst in others they have to comply with existing structures. The thesis concludes that both actors (the nation-state and the undocumented immigrant) have to – although in different manners –relate to one another’s space. The decisive power, however, never fully embodies the undocumented immigrants. (Less)
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author
Gustafsson, Lina LU
supervisor
organization
course
UTVK01 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Undocumented immigrants, social space, Sweden, non-citizenship, Odokumenterade immigranter, sociala rum, Sverige, icke-medborgarskap
language
Swedish
id
2370550
date added to LUP
2012-04-13 16:33:03
date last changed
2012-04-13 16:33:03
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores undocumented immigrants’ social space within the discourse of non-citizenship in the context of Sweden. With an aim to elucidating and characterizing their use and reorganization of, as well as access to and exclusion from the societal space, it touches upon the used spaces as well as their maintenance of everyday life within the same. The non-citizen of Sweden – the undocumented immigrant – creates, together with the infrastructure that surrounds them, an adjusted space through their citizen and spatial practices. Drawing upon Henri Lefebvre’s theory on social space and a discourse analysis, the thesis thus explores the specific spaces of medicinal care, childcare and school, informal labour market and workplace, churches as institutions of help, as well as the “city” as a whole and the fear of movement within it. In specific rooms, undocumented immigrants expand their lived horizon, whilst in others they have to comply with existing structures. The thesis concludes that both actors (the nation-state and the undocumented immigrant) have to – although in different manners –relate to one another’s space. The decisive power, however, never fully embodies the undocumented immigrants.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Lina},
  keyword      = {Undocumented immigrants,social space,Sweden,non-citizenship,Odokumenterade immigranter,sociala rum,Sverige,icke-medborgarskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Närvaro, frånvaro, användning och anpassning: Odokumenterade immigranters social rum i den svenska kontexten},
  year         = {2012},
}