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Det dubbla främlingskapet - Invandrarens dilemma: att leva med eller mellan två kulturer

Nilsson, Helen and Sünger, Gunhild (1982) PSPR12 19821
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The study considers the phenomenon of double alienation, by which is meant the immigrant’s feeling of in a sense being alienated in their native country as well as in the new one. Those elements of their behaviour which are common in the one country or the other are expected there, whereas those which are not are seen as strange and different. This gives the immigrant a feeling of being at home in neither country. An interview investigation as carried out in order to examine to what extent the feeling of double alienation is found among immigrants in Sweden. A total of 24 women and 24 men from 12 different countries (6 southern and 6 northern European) were studied. All had been living in Sweden for at least 6 years, had arrived as adults... (More)
The study considers the phenomenon of double alienation, by which is meant the immigrant’s feeling of in a sense being alienated in their native country as well as in the new one. Those elements of their behaviour which are common in the one country or the other are expected there, whereas those which are not are seen as strange and different. This gives the immigrant a feeling of being at home in neither country. An interview investigation as carried out in order to examine to what extent the feeling of double alienation is found among immigrants in Sweden. A total of 24 women and 24 men from 12 different countries (6 southern and 6 northern European) were studied. All had been living in Sweden for at least 6 years, had arrived as adults or near adults, were married to or living together with a Swede and were not refugees. During the interview they were asked to talk freely about their experiences regarding immigration and its consequences, about 71% gave answers suggesting them to experience the double alienation. This feeling appeared to be very complex and to very in strength. Even a strong feeling of the double alienation seemed, when the person had resided in the country for a long time, not to be experienced as problematical but to be an asset. Some 29% appeared to show no double alienation. All but one of these persons endeavored his or her own culture in the home, whereas the remaining person to a great extent identified with the new country, Sweden. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Helen and Sünger, Gunhild
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organization
alternative title
Double alienation - The immigrants dilemma of living with or between two cultures
course
PSPR12 19821
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
double alienation, immigrant, identity
language
Swedish
id
9032646
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2020-12-08 07:37:00
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  abstract     = {The study considers the phenomenon of double alienation, by which is meant the immigrant’s feeling of in a sense being alienated in their native country as well as in the new one. Those elements of their behaviour which are common in the one country or the other are expected there, whereas those which are not are seen as strange and different. This gives the immigrant a feeling of being at home in neither country. An interview investigation as carried out in order to examine to what extent the feeling of double alienation is found among immigrants in Sweden. A total of 24 women and 24 men from 12 different countries (6 southern and 6 northern European) were studied. All had been living in Sweden for at least 6 years, had arrived as adults or near adults, were married to or living together with a Swede and were not refugees. During the interview they were asked to talk freely about their experiences regarding immigration and its consequences, about 71% gave answers suggesting them to experience the double alienation. This feeling appeared to be very complex and to very in strength. Even a strong feeling of the double alienation seemed, when the person had resided in the country for a long time, not to be experienced as problematical but to be an asset. Some 29% appeared to show no double alienation. All but one of these persons endeavored his or her own culture in the home, whereas the remaining person to a great extent identified with the new country, Sweden.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Helen and Sünger, Gunhild},
  keyword      = {double alienation,immigrant,identity},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det dubbla främlingskapet - Invandrarens dilemma: att leva med eller mellan två kulturer},
  year         = {1982},
}