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”Sadly, he could be a sympathiser of the Sweden Democrats” - A study of Sjöbo’s women’s resistance towards refugee hostility in their community.

Ryberg, Kajsa LU (2016) SIMV21 20161
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Sociology
Abstract
This thesis explores seven women’s resistance towards refugee hostile agendas in a Swedish municipality, Sjöbo, renowned for its anti-refugee sympathies. Departing from feminist sociology the thesis places emphasis on the interplay between gender and the field of the political by exploring how specific forms of privileged (white) femininity condition, regulate and shape women’s strategies towards what they experience as refugee hostile agendas in their own communities. Through a thematic analysis of seven in-depth interviews the study outlines how the participants’ resistance is conditioned by dis-identifcations with the working-class of Sjöbo, investments in a normative femininity and, up to a certain extent, reproduction of their own... (More)
This thesis explores seven women’s resistance towards refugee hostile agendas in a Swedish municipality, Sjöbo, renowned for its anti-refugee sympathies. Departing from feminist sociology the thesis places emphasis on the interplay between gender and the field of the political by exploring how specific forms of privileged (white) femininity condition, regulate and shape women’s strategies towards what they experience as refugee hostile agendas in their own communities. Through a thematic analysis of seven in-depth interviews the study outlines how the participants’ resistance is conditioned by dis-identifcations with the working-class of Sjöbo, investments in a normative femininity and, up to a certain extent, reproduction of their own privilege. (Less)
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author
Ryberg, Kajsa LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV21 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Femininity, gender, feminist sociology, resistance, refugee hostile, privilege, cultural capital.
language
English
id
8879279
date added to LUP
2016-06-27 11:32:13
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores seven women’s resistance towards refugee hostile agendas in a Swedish municipality, Sjöbo, renowned for its anti-refugee sympathies. Departing from feminist sociology the thesis places emphasis on the interplay between gender and the field of the political by exploring how specific forms of privileged (white) femininity condition, regulate and shape women’s strategies towards what they experience as refugee hostile agendas in their own communities. Through a thematic analysis of seven in-depth interviews the study outlines how the participants’ resistance is conditioned by dis-identifcations with the working-class of Sjöbo, investments in a normative femininity and, up to a certain extent, reproduction of their own privilege.},
  author       = {Ryberg, Kajsa},
  keyword      = {Femininity,gender,feminist sociology,resistance,refugee hostile,privilege,cultural capital.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Sadly, he could be a sympathiser of the Sweden Democrats” - A study of Sjöbo’s women’s resistance towards refugee hostility in their community.},
  year         = {2016},
}