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Power and Resistance: exploring strategies of self-empowerment among Syrian asylum seekers in Sweden

Baghdasaryan, Zaruhi LU (2017) MOSM03 20171
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
Abstract
This thesis explores the experiences of Syrian asylum seekers in Sweden, who are waiting for their decision or have recently received it. The empirical data have been collected through semi-structured interviews with ten women and men during a month-long fieldwork conducted in the autumn of 2016 in an asylum centre located in the south of Sweden. The research queries the regimes of power that shape the everyday realities of respondents, mainly the Swedish state, camp administration and wider Swedish society. Simultaneously, the study illustrates how individuals are active agents, navigating their interactions and resisting and negotiating the established power relations.
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author
Baghdasaryan, Zaruhi LU
supervisor
organization
course
MOSM03 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Power Relations, Resistance, Asylum, Waiting, Syria, Sweden
language
English
id
8959340
date added to LUP
2018-11-19 09:27:35
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores the experiences of Syrian asylum seekers in Sweden, who are waiting for their decision or have recently received it. The empirical data have been collected through semi-structured interviews with ten women and men during a month-long fieldwork conducted in the autumn of 2016 in an asylum centre located in the south of Sweden. The research queries the regimes of power that shape the everyday realities of respondents, mainly the Swedish state, camp administration and wider Swedish society. Simultaneously, the study illustrates how individuals are active agents, navigating their interactions and resisting and negotiating the established power relations.},
  author       = {Baghdasaryan, Zaruhi},
  keyword      = {Power Relations,Resistance,Asylum,Waiting,Syria,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Power and Resistance: exploring strategies of self-empowerment among Syrian asylum seekers in Sweden},
  year         = {2017},
}