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Plats, bild och identitet; om ungdomars identitetsskapande i relation till den stigmatiserade förorten

Ulappa, Christina LU (2015) SOL066 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine whether and if so how young people living in Rosengård, Malmoe, Sweden, experienced themselves to be affected in their construction of identity by the mass media and its representation of their housing estate. The study was based on five individual and semi-structured interviews. The youths who were interviewed, one female and four male, were between 18 and 23 years old. The empirical data was structured on the basis of three main questions. How do the young people experience to live in Rosengård? How do they relate to the image of Rosengård? Do they experience that the representation of Rosengård affects them in their identity? The analysis was based on perspec-tives that focus on the interaction... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine whether and if so how young people living in Rosengård, Malmoe, Sweden, experienced themselves to be affected in their construction of identity by the mass media and its representation of their housing estate. The study was based on five individual and semi-structured interviews. The youths who were interviewed, one female and four male, were between 18 and 23 years old. The empirical data was structured on the basis of three main questions. How do the young people experience to live in Rosengård? How do they relate to the image of Rosengård? Do they experience that the representation of Rosengård affects them in their identity? The analysis was based on perspec-tives that focus on the interaction between the individual and society. The conclu-sion was that all the youths experienced themselves to some extent affected by the misleading representation of their neighbourhood. Even though they found their housing estate as a source of security and community they also experienced it as a place that held them back in some domains in their lives as a result of its bad re¬pu-tation. Because of this bad reputation of Rosengård the youths felt they had to defend themselves in social interactions with people outside the neighbourhood. For this purpose the young people in the study used strategies e.g. developing skills within areas such as studies and sports. (Less)
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author
Ulappa, Christina LU
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organization
course
SOL066 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Youths, suburb, identity, media, territorial stigmatization.
language
Swedish
id
7458463
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2015-06-29 16:07:28
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine whether and if so how young people living in Rosengård, Malmoe, Sweden, experienced themselves to be affected in their construction of identity by the mass media and its representation of their housing estate. The study was based on five individual and semi-structured interviews. The youths who were interviewed, one female and four male, were between 18 and 23 years old. The empirical data was structured on the basis of three main questions. How do the young people experience to live in Rosengård? How do they relate to the image of Rosengård? Do they experience that the representation of Rosengård affects them in their identity? The analysis was based on perspec-tives that focus on the interaction between the individual and society. The conclu-sion was that all the youths experienced themselves to some extent affected by the misleading representation of their neighbourhood. Even though they found their housing estate as a source of security and community they also experienced it as a place that held them back in some domains in their lives as a result of its bad re¬pu-tation. Because of this bad reputation of Rosengård the youths felt they had to defend themselves in social interactions with people outside the neighbourhood. For this purpose the young people in the study used strategies e.g. developing skills within areas such as studies and sports.},
  author       = {Ulappa, Christina},
  keyword      = {Youths,suburb,identity,media,territorial stigmatization.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Plats, bild och identitet; om ungdomars identitetsskapande i relation till den stigmatiserade förorten},
  year         = {2015},
}