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En tredje kultur : En studie om blattekulturen och dess betydelse för gemenskap

Mamatsas, Natalie LU and Luxander, Angelika LU (2018) SOPA63 20181
School of Social Work
Abstract
This study describes three young men and four young women and their quest for identity in a culture they, for many reasons, never seriously considered to be their own. The aim of the study was to find out, through interviews, what characterizes the culture of individuals identified as “blattar”, individuals with a cross-cultural background growing up and living in Sweden. We wanted to find out what binds these individuals to a certain community. Our research has been carried out with reference to Goffman's theory "stigma". Using our chosen theory, we analyse how these attributes were created and what brought them about in a community. We found that individuals who grew up with a cross-cultural background have found a community in a... (More)
This study describes three young men and four young women and their quest for identity in a culture they, for many reasons, never seriously considered to be their own. The aim of the study was to find out, through interviews, what characterizes the culture of individuals identified as “blattar”, individuals with a cross-cultural background growing up and living in Sweden. We wanted to find out what binds these individuals to a certain community. Our research has been carried out with reference to Goffman's theory "stigma". Using our chosen theory, we analyse how these attributes were created and what brought them about in a community. We found that individuals who grew up with a cross-cultural background have found a community in a culture, that has never been taken seriously and a culture that is possible to identify with. In this culture there is a distinctive language and jargon with associated norms and values. These arose due to the individuals sense of exclusion and is a result of the cross-cultural emergence where words are taken from all corners of the world. (Less)
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author
Mamatsas, Natalie LU and Luxander, Angelika LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Third Culture kids, blatte, blattekultur, culture, community, exclusion, cross-culture, wog, wog’s culture
language
Swedish
id
8946153
date added to LUP
2018-06-07 16:07:15
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2018-06-07 16:07:15
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  abstract     = {This study describes three young men and four young women and their quest for identity in a culture they, for many reasons, never seriously considered to be their own. The aim of the study was to find out, through interviews, what characterizes the culture of individuals identified as “blattar”, individuals with a cross-cultural background growing up and living in Sweden. We wanted to find out what binds these individuals to a certain community. Our research has been carried out with reference to Goffman's theory "stigma". Using our chosen theory, we analyse how these attributes were created and what brought them about in a community. We found that individuals who grew up with a cross-cultural background have found a community in a culture, that has never been taken seriously and a culture that is possible to identify with. In this culture there is a distinctive language and jargon with associated norms and values. These arose due to the individuals sense of exclusion and is a result of the cross-cultural emergence where words are taken from all corners of the world.},
  author       = {Mamatsas, Natalie and Luxander, Angelika},
  keyword      = {Third Culture kids,blatte,blattekultur,culture,community,exclusion,cross-culture,wog,wog’s culture},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En tredje kultur : En studie om blattekulturen och dess betydelse för gemenskap},
  year         = {2018},
}