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Territoriell stigmatisering. En kvalitativ studie om hur stigmatisering påverkar individer i ett segregerat bostadsområde

Nouri, Sara LU (2014) SOPA63 20132
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract

Author: Sara Nouri
Title: Territorial stigmatization
Supervisor: Mats Hilte

The aim with this study has been, on the basis of qualitative methods, study and report experiences and effects for individuals living in a segregated and stigmatized neighborhood. The essay is focused on whether the stigma influences the individuals view about their identity, how individuals handle their neighborhood’s stigma, what strategies individuals develop and use in order to handle the stigma that is associated with their neighborhood, and lastly in which situations the segregation/stigmatization have become obvious for the individual. To accomplish the aim of this study I conducted six interviews with people living in a stigmatized and... (More)
Abstract

Author: Sara Nouri
Title: Territorial stigmatization
Supervisor: Mats Hilte

The aim with this study has been, on the basis of qualitative methods, study and report experiences and effects for individuals living in a segregated and stigmatized neighborhood. The essay is focused on whether the stigma influences the individuals view about their identity, how individuals handle their neighborhood’s stigma, what strategies individuals develop and use in order to handle the stigma that is associated with their neighborhood, and lastly in which situations the segregation/stigmatization have become obvious for the individual. To accomplish the aim of this study I conducted six interviews with people living in a stigmatized and segregated area in a major city. I have analyzed the results of the collected interview material with the help of Erving Goffman's dramaturgical theory, Howard Becker’s self-fulfilling prophecy from labeling theory, and Pierre Bourdieu's theories of capital, field and habitus. Based on this analysis results it is noted that the territorial stigmatization of a residential area affects the individuals living in that area in a very noticeable manner. The study shows that this kind of stigma becomes very clear in different social contexts. It appears that individual’s deal with stigma through various ways by trying to control the impressions that others have of them before the stigma is revealed. In particular, it has affected individuals' perspective of their own identity and self-image. The survey shows that stigma restricts life opportunities for these individuals. (Less)
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Nouri, Sara LU
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SOPA63 20132
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Segregation, Territorial stigmatization, identity, strategies, dramaturgical theory, stigma theory
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Swedish
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4361022
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  abstract     = {Abstract

Author: Sara Nouri
Title: Territorial stigmatization
Supervisor: Mats Hilte

The aim with this study has been, on the basis of qualitative methods, study and report experiences and effects for individuals living in a segregated and stigmatized neighborhood. The essay is focused on whether the stigma influences the individuals view about their identity, how individuals handle their neighborhood’s stigma, what strategies individuals develop and use in order to handle the stigma that is associated with their neighborhood, and lastly in which situations the segregation/stigmatization have become obvious for the individual. To accomplish the aim of this study I conducted six interviews with people living in a stigmatized and segregated area in a major city. I have analyzed the results of the collected interview material with the help of Erving Goffman's dramaturgical theory, Howard Becker’s self-fulfilling prophecy from labeling theory, and Pierre Bourdieu's theories of capital, field and habitus. Based on this analysis results it is noted that the territorial stigmatization of a residential area affects the individuals living in that area in a very noticeable manner. The study shows that this kind of stigma becomes very clear in different social contexts. It appears that individual’s deal with stigma through various ways by trying to control the impressions that others have of them before the stigma is revealed. In particular, it has affected individuals' perspective of their own identity and self-image. The survey shows that stigma restricts life opportunities for these individuals.},
  author       = {Nouri, Sara},
  keyword      = {Segregation,Territorial stigmatization,identity,strategies,dramaturgical theory,stigma theory},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Territoriell stigmatisering. En kvalitativ studie om hur stigmatisering påverkar individer i ett segregerat bostadsområde},
  year         = {2014},
}