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Andra generationens invandrare - den transnationelle medborgaren

Rodrigues, Alice LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
With this bachelor’s thesis, my aim is to illustrate resources and problems associated with second generation immigrants, in regards of an immigrant heritage perspective. The analysis covers second generation immigrants born in Malmö, with two Portuguese born parents recruited to Malmö as labor migrants in 1960-1970. Six semi-structured interviews were carried out with respectively six second generation immigrants of Portuguese heritage. Verbatim transcripts of every interview were then analyzed using different schemes of codes.
General references to the term second generation immigrant, is not made without certain ambiguity as the definition of the term itself varies. As the underlying tone regarding contemporary research and debate more... (More)
With this bachelor’s thesis, my aim is to illustrate resources and problems associated with second generation immigrants, in regards of an immigrant heritage perspective. The analysis covers second generation immigrants born in Malmö, with two Portuguese born parents recruited to Malmö as labor migrants in 1960-1970. Six semi-structured interviews were carried out with respectively six second generation immigrants of Portuguese heritage. Verbatim transcripts of every interview were then analyzed using different schemes of codes.
General references to the term second generation immigrant, is not made without certain ambiguity as the definition of the term itself varies. As the underlying tone regarding contemporary research and debate more often seems to illustrate aspects of immigration in terms of problems and assimilation (or lack thereof), this survey is therefore made as an attempt to illustrate resources and disadvantages in perspective of second generation immigrants themselves. Generalized references made in regards of the term second generation immigrants, tend to ignore the extensive variety of individuals concluded by the category. In order to illustrate perspectives on second generation immigrant heritage in the aspects of a smaller group of individuals, my decision consequently fell on second generation immigrants of Portuguese heritage. The results of this analysis are considered in perspective of existing theory, the segmented assimilation theory and transnational migration, and their implications. The results of the analysis proved upon extensive transnational ties, providing individual possibilities to various extents, as well as certain disadvantages associated with an immigrant background. How these individuals relate to their immigrant heritage is a matter of accessible resources and position in life. (Less)
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author
Rodrigues, Alice LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
second generation immigrant, resources, disadvantages, transnational migration
language
Swedish
id
3410868
date added to LUP
2013-02-01 17:43:38
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2013-02-01 17:43:38
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  abstract     = {With this bachelor’s thesis, my aim is to illustrate resources and problems associated with second generation immigrants, in regards of an immigrant heritage perspective. The analysis covers second generation immigrants born in Malmö, with two Portuguese born parents recruited to Malmö as labor migrants in 1960-1970. Six semi-structured interviews were carried out with respectively six second generation immigrants of Portuguese heritage. Verbatim transcripts of every interview were then analyzed using different schemes of codes.
General references to the term second generation immigrant, is not made without certain ambiguity as the definition of the term itself varies. As the underlying tone regarding contemporary research and debate more often seems to illustrate aspects of immigration in terms of problems and assimilation (or lack thereof), this survey is therefore made as an attempt to illustrate resources and disadvantages in perspective of second generation immigrants themselves. Generalized references made in regards of the term second generation immigrants, tend to ignore the extensive variety of individuals concluded by the category. In order to illustrate perspectives on second generation immigrant heritage in the aspects of a smaller group of individuals, my decision consequently fell on second generation immigrants of Portuguese heritage. The results of this analysis are considered in perspective of existing theory, the segmented assimilation theory and transnational migration, and their implications. The results of the analysis proved upon extensive transnational ties, providing individual possibilities to various extents, as well as certain disadvantages associated with an immigrant background. How these individuals relate to their immigrant heritage is a matter of accessible resources and position in life.},
  author       = {Rodrigues, Alice},
  keyword      = {second generation immigrant,resources,disadvantages,transnational migration},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Andra generationens invandrare - den transnationelle medborgaren},
  year         = {2013},
}