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"Var kommer du egentligen ifrån?" - en kvalitativ studie om hur andragenerationsinvandrare i Sverige beskriver sitt identitetsskapande

Ahmeti, Antoneta LU and Muhssen, Larissa LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to analyze how second-generation immigrants describe their identity formation in Swedish society, how the social environment influenced the identity formation and how labeling affect the process of identity creation. Our analysis is based on the globalization theory with its relevant theoretical concepts; hybridity, cultural and ethnical belonging and diaspora. The empirical data was collected through qualitative semi-structured interviews. Based on the empirical evidence, the analysis concluded that second-generation immigrants experience an environmental impact in their identity formation. The majority of respondents felt that the label “second-generation immigrants” is misleading and that prejudice... (More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze how second-generation immigrants describe their identity formation in Swedish society, how the social environment influenced the identity formation and how labeling affect the process of identity creation. Our analysis is based on the globalization theory with its relevant theoretical concepts; hybridity, cultural and ethnical belonging and diaspora. The empirical data was collected through qualitative semi-structured interviews. Based on the empirical evidence, the analysis concluded that second-generation immigrants experience an environmental impact in their identity formation. The majority of respondents felt that the label “second-generation immigrants” is misleading and that prejudice contributed to difficulties in feeling belonging to the Swedish society. All respondents expressed that their sense of belonging to the Swedish society was contextual. The result has given us a conclusion that all participants describe their identity creation as a hybrid diaspora and belonging to two cultural worlds. (Less)
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author
Ahmeti, Antoneta LU and Muhssen, Larissa LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Hybrid identity, Second-generation immigrants, Identity formation, Cultural belonging, Ethnical belonging.
language
Swedish
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8910540
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2017-06-09 09:48:35
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to analyze how second-generation immigrants describe their identity formation in Swedish society, how the social environment influenced the identity formation and how labeling affect the process of identity creation. Our analysis is based on the globalization theory with its relevant theoretical concepts; hybridity, cultural and ethnical belonging and diaspora. The empirical data was collected through qualitative semi-structured interviews. Based on the empirical evidence, the analysis concluded that second-generation immigrants experience an environmental impact in their identity formation. The majority of respondents felt that the label “second-generation immigrants” is misleading and that prejudice contributed to difficulties in feeling belonging to the Swedish society. All respondents expressed that their sense of belonging to the Swedish society was contextual. The result has given us a conclusion that all participants describe their identity creation as a hybrid diaspora and belonging to two cultural worlds.},
  author       = {Ahmeti, Antoneta and Muhssen, Larissa},
  keyword      = {Hybrid identity,Second-generation immigrants,Identity formation,Cultural belonging,Ethnical belonging.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Var kommer du egentligen ifrån?" - en kvalitativ studie om hur andragenerationsinvandrare i Sverige beskriver sitt identitetsskapande},
  year         = {2017},
}