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Identitet, gemenskap och social mobilisering

Kelilnejad, Rayén LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
Stockholm is a highly segregated city where the ethnic and economic segregation is obvious. As a response to the segregated city people in the suburbs have started to organize. Megafonen in Stockholm is an organization who struggles for justice and equality. My study is based on five interviews with members of the organization. My aim is to understand which identities or communities they use in their political work. The people I have interviewed are second generation immigrants and a central discussion has been if they identify themselves as Swedes or immigrants and how that affects their way of organizing. The study shows that none of them identifies as either Swedish or as an immigrant, or both of them. Instead I could see that the... (More)
Stockholm is a highly segregated city where the ethnic and economic segregation is obvious. As a response to the segregated city people in the suburbs have started to organize. Megafonen in Stockholm is an organization who struggles for justice and equality. My study is based on five interviews with members of the organization. My aim is to understand which identities or communities they use in their political work. The people I have interviewed are second generation immigrants and a central discussion has been if they identify themselves as Swedes or immigrants and how that affects their way of organizing. The study shows that none of them identifies as either Swedish or as an immigrant, or both of them. Instead I could see that the suburb has become a central identity and a way to analyze the society. In the term suburb they identify segregation as a problem and also include the terms racism and class. On one hand the suburb identity is a key in the mobilization but at the same time the experiences have a main role. The experience from living in the suburbs is valuable and central but also the will towards change and a better society. My opinion is that the social work needs to see how, why and on which grounds the mobilization is formed because that shows what kind of problems people experience and the reasons behind them. It is therefore important that the profession social work sees, understands and work after what is analyzed and confirmed by social movements such as Megafonen. (Less)
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author
Kelilnejad, Rayén LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En studie om andragenerationens invandrare och social mobilisering i förorten
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
second generation immigrants, communities, identity, social mobilization, suburbs
language
Swedish
id
3614705
date added to LUP
2013-03-26 22:14:18
date last changed
2013-03-26 22:14:18
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  abstract     = {Stockholm is a highly segregated city where the ethnic and economic segregation is obvious. As a response to the segregated city people in the suburbs have started to organize. Megafonen in Stockholm is an organization who struggles for justice and equality. My study is based on five interviews with members of the organization. My aim is to understand which identities or communities they use in their political work. The people I have interviewed are second generation immigrants and a central discussion has been if they identify themselves as Swedes or immigrants and how that affects their way of organizing. The study shows that none of them identifies as either Swedish or as an immigrant, or both of them. Instead I could see that the suburb has become a central identity and a way to analyze the society. In the term suburb they identify segregation as a problem and also include the terms racism and class. On one hand the suburb identity is a key in the mobilization but at the same time the experiences have a main role. The experience from living in the suburbs is valuable and central but also the will towards change and a better society. My opinion is that the social work needs to see how, why and on which grounds the mobilization is formed because that shows what kind of problems people experience and the reasons behind them. It is therefore important that the profession social work sees, understands and work after what is analyzed and confirmed by social movements such as Megafonen.},
  author       = {Kelilnejad, Rayén},
  keyword      = {second generation immigrants,communities,identity,social mobilization,suburbs},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Identitet, gemenskap och social mobilisering},
  year         = {2013},
}