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Erkännandets betydelse. Romska kvinnors syn på utbildning som en väg mot inkludering.

Andreasson, Karin LU and Björk, Elin LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Karin Andréasson and Elin Björk
Title: The meaning of recognition. –Romani women’s experiences of education as a way to inclusion.
Supervisor: Hanna Wittrock
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed


The aim of this study was to examine the situation of Romani women in Sweden. More specifically, to investigate Romani women’s experiences of and view on education as a way to increase the inclusion of the minority of Romani people into the majority society. Romani people have a history of over 500 years in Sweden and are since year 2000 one of Sweden’s five national minorities protected by the law of minority. Yet it is a minority group with a long history of exclusion and discrimination. This has led to an identified alienation... (More)
Author: Karin Andréasson and Elin Björk
Title: The meaning of recognition. –Romani women’s experiences of education as a way to inclusion.
Supervisor: Hanna Wittrock
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed


The aim of this study was to examine the situation of Romani women in Sweden. More specifically, to investigate Romani women’s experiences of and view on education as a way to increase the inclusion of the minority of Romani people into the majority society. Romani people have a history of over 500 years in Sweden and are since year 2000 one of Sweden’s five national minorities protected by the law of minority. Yet it is a minority group with a long history of exclusion and discrimination. This has led to an identified alienation from many different welfare areas. In the process of increasing the minority’s inclusion into the majority society, Romani women have been pointed out as a group at risk of being object for double discrimination. This study was based on interviews with five Romani women who currently are studying to get their basic eligibility and after that, a job.  The analysis was made in the light of the theory of recognition, focusing on recognition and its impact on a person’s self-relation alongside with the struggle to achieve recognition. Further the perspective of intersectionality with emphasis on the various of the women’s positions and how those impact their situation. It became clear that the Romani minority group is diverse with a large range of varieties regarding traditions and culture. In conclusion it was clear that education played a huge part in the women’s way of becoming part of the majority society. But they also experienced obstacles originating partly from within the minority group but mainly from the non-recognition surrounding majority society. It also became clear that it exists strategies of how to handle the misrecognition, constituting of that in some contexts hiding the Romani identity or, more or less active, lead a struggle of recognition with the aim to change the view on the Romani people. (Less)
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Andreasson, Karin LU and Björk, Elin LU
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SOPA63 20131
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  abstract     = {Author: Karin Andréasson and Elin Björk
Title: The meaning of recognition. –Romani women’s experiences of education as a way to inclusion.
Supervisor: Hanna Wittrock
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed

 
The aim of this study was to examine the situation of Romani women in Sweden. More specifically, to investigate Romani women’s experiences of and view on education as a way to increase the inclusion of the minority of Romani people into the majority society. Romani people have a history of over 500 years in Sweden and are since year 2000 one of Sweden’s five national minorities protected by the law of minority. Yet it is a minority group with a long history of exclusion and discrimination. This has led to an identified alienation from many different welfare areas. In the process of increasing the minority’s inclusion into the majority society, Romani women have been pointed out as a group at risk of being object for double discrimination. This study was based on interviews with five Romani women who currently are studying to get their basic eligibility and after that, a job.  The analysis was made in the light of the theory of recognition, focusing on recognition and its impact on a person’s self-relation alongside with the struggle to achieve recognition. Further the perspective of intersectionality with emphasis on the various of the women’s positions and how those impact their situation. It became clear that the Romani minority group is diverse with a large range of varieties regarding traditions and culture. In conclusion it was clear that education played a huge part in the women’s way of becoming part of the majority society. But they also experienced obstacles originating partly from within the minority group but mainly from the non-recognition surrounding majority society. It also became clear that it exists strategies of how to handle the misrecognition, constituting of that in some contexts hiding the Romani identity or, more or less active, lead a struggle of recognition with the aim to change the view on the Romani people.},
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  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Erkännandets betydelse. Romska kvinnors syn på utbildning som en väg mot inkludering.},
  year         = {2013},
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