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Hashemzadeh Baygi, Roza LU (2017) SOCK04 20171
Sociology
Abstract
This paper aims to bring out the Swedish detention centres, an institution unknown for a lot of people, in the light and problematize their existence. The purpose of the centres is keeping those subject to deportation and removal in detention until a decision is made by the Swedish Migration Agency. From the very beginning, it felt important to enlighten this subject by giving a voice to the unheard, which would be the detainees. Their story needs to be told. In order to emphasize their experience three interviews were conducted in a semi-structured manner, where the respondents spoke freely about the time they spent locked in. The material obtained from the interviews created the path for the sociological analysis of the subject. Certain... (More)
This paper aims to bring out the Swedish detention centres, an institution unknown for a lot of people, in the light and problematize their existence. The purpose of the centres is keeping those subject to deportation and removal in detention until a decision is made by the Swedish Migration Agency. From the very beginning, it felt important to enlighten this subject by giving a voice to the unheard, which would be the detainees. Their story needs to be told. In order to emphasize their experience three interviews were conducted in a semi-structured manner, where the respondents spoke freely about the time they spent locked in. The material obtained from the interviews created the path for the sociological analysis of the subject. Certain themes were created in order to analyze the subject from different angles; such as different power mechanisms both within and outside the detention centres, the isolation and criminalization of the detainees and how these results reflect back on the understanding of Sweden as becoming a state of deportability. What could be concluded is that the detention centres actualize certain boundaries between citizens and noncitizens that can be understood as discriminating and oppressing. All respondents expressed that the deprivation of liberty felt as a means of violence against their individuality and that they felt unwanted in the Swedish society. The conditions inside the detention centers can be understood as a way for the Swedish government to make the detainees realize that they need to leave the country for their own good - a form of self-deportation. Nevertheless, this paper aims to highlight the progressive forces in the society, such as political activism, that aims to criticize these tendencies and create new paths for a more human politics of migrants. (Less)
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Hashemzadeh Baygi, Roza LU
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organization
alternative title
ett synliggörande av det osynliga
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SOCK04 20171
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Migrationsverket, förvar, maktutövning, medborgarskap, förtryck
language
Swedish
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8918635
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2017-07-06 12:33:14
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  abstract     = {This paper aims to bring out the Swedish detention centres, an institution unknown for a lot of people, in the light and problematize their existence. The purpose of the centres is keeping those subject to deportation and removal in detention until a decision is made by the Swedish Migration Agency. From the very beginning, it felt important to enlighten this subject by giving a voice to the unheard, which would be the detainees. Their story needs to be told. In order to emphasize their experience three interviews were conducted in a semi-structured manner, where the respondents spoke freely about the time they spent locked in. The material obtained from the interviews created the path for the sociological analysis of the subject. Certain themes were created in order to analyze the subject from different angles; such as different power mechanisms both within and outside the detention centres, the isolation and criminalization of the detainees and how these results reflect back on the understanding of Sweden as becoming a state of deportability. What could be concluded is that the detention centres actualize certain boundaries between citizens and noncitizens that can be understood as discriminating and oppressing. All respondents expressed that the deprivation of liberty felt as a means of violence against their individuality and that they felt unwanted in the Swedish society. The conditions inside the detention centers can be understood as a way for the Swedish government to make the detainees realize that they need to leave the country for their own good - a form of self-deportation. Nevertheless, this paper aims to highlight the progressive forces in the society, such as political activism, that aims to criticize these tendencies and create new paths for a more human politics of migrants.},
  author       = {Hashemzadeh Baygi, Roza},
  keyword      = {Migrationsverket,förvar,maktutövning,medborgarskap,förtryck},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Förvarets förtryck},
  year         = {2017},
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