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Information-Related Practices of Syrian Refugees Living in Scania, Sweden

al Feel, Tareq LU (2019) ABMM54 20191
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
This thesis explores the information-related needs and practices of Syrian refugees in Sweden as represented by six Syrians living in Scania County, Sweden, both during their journeys and after arrival in Sweden. The research adopts a qualitative approach through conducting semi-structured interviews in informal Arabic with Syrian refugees. The interviews were then thematically analyzed from the theoretical perspective of information practice theory. The study shows that the interviewees’ information-related practices and needs during their journeys and in Sweden are heavily affected by the idea of survival. The research examines how the refugees’ wish to survive guided their behaviors regarding information. This thesis shows also that the... (More)
This thesis explores the information-related needs and practices of Syrian refugees in Sweden as represented by six Syrians living in Scania County, Sweden, both during their journeys and after arrival in Sweden. The research adopts a qualitative approach through conducting semi-structured interviews in informal Arabic with Syrian refugees. The interviews were then thematically analyzed from the theoretical perspective of information practice theory. The study shows that the interviewees’ information-related practices and needs during their journeys and in Sweden are heavily affected by the idea of survival. The research examines how the refugees’ wish to survive guided their behaviors regarding information. This thesis shows also that the interviewees’ families have affected these persons’ roles regarding information and its mediation. (Mis)trust permeated through all of the interviewees’ information-related activities and affected them in one way or another. Lastly, the thesis examines the change in usage of public libraries between Syria and Sweden and the interviewees perceptions of these libraries. (Less)
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author
al Feel, Tareq LU
supervisor
organization
course
ABMM54 20191
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Refugees, Syrians, Information Practices, Information Needs, Information Theory, Sweden, Skåne, Library, Theme Analysis, Survival, Family, Trust, Mistrust
language
English
id
8979954
date added to LUP
2019-08-12 16:08:48
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2019-08-12 16:08:48
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores the information-related needs and practices of Syrian refugees in Sweden as represented by six Syrians living in Scania County, Sweden, both during their journeys and after arrival in Sweden. The research adopts a qualitative approach through conducting semi-structured interviews in informal Arabic with Syrian refugees. The interviews were then thematically analyzed from the theoretical perspective of information practice theory. The study shows that the interviewees’ information-related practices and needs during their journeys and in Sweden are heavily affected by the idea of survival. The research examines how the refugees’ wish to survive guided their behaviors regarding information. This thesis shows also that the interviewees’ families have affected these persons’ roles regarding information and its mediation. (Mis)trust permeated through all of the interviewees’ information-related activities and affected them in one way or another. Lastly, the thesis examines the change in usage of public libraries between Syria and Sweden and the interviewees perceptions of these libraries.},
  author       = {al Feel, Tareq},
  keyword      = {Refugees,Syrians,Information Practices,Information Needs,Information Theory,Sweden,Skåne,Library,Theme Analysis,Survival,Family,Trust,Mistrust},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Information-Related Practices of Syrian Refugees Living in Scania, Sweden},
  year         = {2019},
}