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Att vara ”varken-eller”

Eltayib, Zenab LU (2017) SANK02 20162
Social Anthropology
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to study a group of sudanese men and women's view of so called "Swedishness" and if they perceive themselves as Swedish. I have examined how the informants identify themselves, and how they think others portray them. In general my informants show a clear view of ”Swedishness”. They see it as being impossible to identify as Swedish, due to the fact that they are ethnic Sudanese, which carries with it a variety of characteristics that are not considered to be Swedish by others. This means that the idea of themselves as Swedish is based on how others interact with them in social situations. The sense of alienation from the Swedish and Sudanese public and not being able to define themselves as Swedish, have led... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to study a group of sudanese men and women's view of so called "Swedishness" and if they perceive themselves as Swedish. I have examined how the informants identify themselves, and how they think others portray them. In general my informants show a clear view of ”Swedishness”. They see it as being impossible to identify as Swedish, due to the fact that they are ethnic Sudanese, which carries with it a variety of characteristics that are not considered to be Swedish by others. This means that the idea of themselves as Swedish is based on how others interact with them in social situations. The sense of alienation from the Swedish and Sudanese public and not being able to define themselves as Swedish, have led them to feel that they don’t belong to the Swedish and Sudanese community. The solution to manage the exclusion became the religion islam, which, according to the informants were a way to free themselves from all labels and all requirements that belong to a certain ethnic group. (Less)
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author
Eltayib, Zenab LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En studie av en grupp sudanesers uppfattning om att vara svensk
course
SANK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social anthropology, ethnicity, swedishness, identity, exclusion, sudanese
language
Swedish
id
8902432
date added to LUP
2017-02-05 22:36:00
date last changed
2017-02-05 22:36:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to study a group of sudanese men and women's view of so called "Swedishness" and if they perceive themselves as Swedish. I have examined how the informants identify themselves, and how they think others portray them. In general my informants show a clear view of ”Swedishness”. They see it as being impossible to identify as Swedish, due to the fact that they are ethnic Sudanese, which carries with it a variety of characteristics that are not considered to be Swedish by others. This means that the idea of themselves as Swedish is based on how others interact with them in social situations. The sense of alienation from the Swedish and Sudanese public and not being able to define themselves as Swedish, have led them to feel that they don’t belong to the Swedish and Sudanese community. The solution to manage the exclusion became the religion islam, which, according to the informants were a way to free themselves from all labels and all requirements that belong to a certain ethnic group.},
  author       = {Eltayib, Zenab},
  keyword      = {Social anthropology,ethnicity,swedishness,identity,exclusion,sudanese},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att vara ”varken-eller”},
  year         = {2017},
}