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"Varifrån kommer du, egentligen?" : Hur andra generationens invandrare formar sin identitet utifrån samhällets syn på ”svenskhet”

Zanganeh, Vian LU and Ibrahim, Nalin LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to understand how the identity creation has been formed among second generation immigrants with backgrounds from Asia and Africa, based on their experiences and society's view of "Swedishness". Our choice was the second-generation youths from Stockholm between the ages of 18-30 with roots in Asia and Africa. The study was conducted by the help of interviews in form of two focus groups with 4-6 participants per group.

Six categories were identified and were central when it came to young people's experiences of these concepts, "Swedishness" we and them, the environment, racism, ethnicity and identity. We used an intersectional perspective and postcolonial theory when we analyzed our material. Our conclusions... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to understand how the identity creation has been formed among second generation immigrants with backgrounds from Asia and Africa, based on their experiences and society's view of "Swedishness". Our choice was the second-generation youths from Stockholm between the ages of 18-30 with roots in Asia and Africa. The study was conducted by the help of interviews in form of two focus groups with 4-6 participants per group.

Six categories were identified and were central when it came to young people's experiences of these concepts, "Swedishness" we and them, the environment, racism, ethnicity and identity. We used an intersectional perspective and postcolonial theory when we analyzed our material. Our conclusions were that the term "Swedishness" have not made progress in line with the social development of migration the past decades, which resulted in the exclusion of this group from the category Swedes even though they were born in Sweden. The consequences of this matter was that the interview participants did not feel affinity with ethnic Swedes, which has affected their sense of alienation. (Less)
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Zanganeh, Vian LU and Ibrahim, Nalin LU
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SOPA63 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
belonging., racism, racialization, “swedishness”, second-generation immigrants, identity
language
Swedish
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8912268
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2017-06-19 13:11:25
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2017-06-19 13:11:25
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to understand how the identity creation has been formed among second generation immigrants with backgrounds from Asia and Africa, based on their experiences and society's view of "Swedishness". Our choice was the second-generation youths from Stockholm between the ages of 18-30 with roots in Asia and Africa. The study was conducted by the help of interviews in form of two focus groups with 4-6 participants per group. 

Six categories were identified and were central when it came to young people's experiences of these concepts, "Swedishness" we and them, the environment, racism, ethnicity and identity. We used an intersectional perspective and postcolonial theory when we analyzed our material. Our conclusions were that the term "Swedishness" have not made progress in line with the social development of migration the past decades, which resulted in the exclusion of this group from the category Swedes even though they were born in Sweden. The consequences of this matter was that the interview participants did not feel affinity with ethnic Swedes, which has affected their sense of alienation.},
  author       = {Zanganeh, Vian and Ibrahim, Nalin},
  keyword      = {belonging.,racism,racialization,“swedishness”,second-generation immigrants,identity},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Varifrån kommer du, egentligen?" : Hur andra generationens invandrare formar sin identitet utifrån samhällets syn på ”svenskhet”},
  year         = {2017},
}