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Land of In-betweenship - Identity construction amongst second and third generation immigrant Muslims in Malmo

Celik, Lave LU (2018) SIMV07 20181
Department of Political Science
Education
Master of Science in Global Studies
Graduate School
Abstract
The last decades, far-right political parties made huge advancements in divisive elections in the West with growing anti-refugee and anti-Islam sentiments. There is no doubt that policies in Sweden have emboldened the far-right. The real question is how does this affect the already established lives of children of immigrants that come from a different culture? The purpose of this study is two-fold: Firstly, to uncover how second and third generation immigrant Muslim Swedes construct their identities in Malmo and secondly, to determine if radical far-right movements have had an impact on their identity construction. The methodology uses semi-structured interviews to capture the population perception and a snowball method was conducted as a... (More)
The last decades, far-right political parties made huge advancements in divisive elections in the West with growing anti-refugee and anti-Islam sentiments. There is no doubt that policies in Sweden have emboldened the far-right. The real question is how does this affect the already established lives of children of immigrants that come from a different culture? The purpose of this study is two-fold: Firstly, to uncover how second and third generation immigrant Muslim Swedes construct their identities in Malmo and secondly, to determine if radical far-right movements have had an impact on their identity construction. The methodology uses semi-structured interviews to capture the population perception and a snowball method was conducted as a sampling strategy. The participants in the interviews had different influences affecting their identity construction but the vital part was their parent’s original identity, Swedish identity, and religion. Most of the participants could see their identities as a duality, however, there were clashes within themselves, with the society or with their parents. The far-right movements have had some effect on the participant ́s identity construction in various ways affecting both the Muslim and Swedish identity. However, to fully grasp the extent of the effect further research needs to be conducted and potentially in a longer time frame to be able to see a possible alteration. (Less)
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Celik, Lave LU
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SIMV07 20181
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Nationalism, Identity construction, Politics of fear and hate, Far-right, Populism, The Sweden Democrats, Immigrant social identification, Muslim identity, Ontological (in)security.
language
English
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8957401
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2018-09-07 12:46:06
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  abstract     = {The last decades, far-right political parties made huge advancements in divisive elections in the West with growing anti-refugee and anti-Islam sentiments. There is no doubt that policies in Sweden have emboldened the far-right. The real question is how does this affect the already established lives of children of immigrants that come from a different culture? The purpose of this study is two-fold: Firstly, to uncover how second and third generation immigrant Muslim Swedes construct their identities in Malmo and secondly, to determine if radical far-right movements have had an impact on their identity construction. The methodology uses semi-structured interviews to capture the population perception and a snowball method was conducted as a sampling strategy. The participants in the interviews had different influences affecting their identity construction but the vital part was their parent’s original identity, Swedish identity, and religion. Most of the participants could see their identities as a duality, however, there were clashes within themselves, with the society or with their parents. The far-right movements have had some effect on the participant ́s identity construction in various ways affecting both the Muslim and Swedish identity. However, to fully grasp the extent of the effect further research needs to be conducted and potentially in a longer time frame to be able to see a possible alteration.},
  author       = {Celik, Lave},
  keyword      = {Nationalism,Identity construction,Politics of fear and hate,Far-right,Populism,The Sweden Democrats,Immigrant social identification,Muslim identity,Ontological (in)security.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Land of In-betweenship - Identity construction amongst second and third generation immigrant Muslims in Malmo},
  year         = {2018},
}