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Identitet på flykt: En kvalitativ studie om identitetsproblematik hos människor med flyktingbakgrund
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Refugee identity : A qualitative study on people with refugee backgrounds identity problems (English)
Abstract [en]

Each year a growing number of people leave their homes due to war, and becomes what is called a refugee. During their escape they are losing their security and also identity. When they arrive at a new country and receive the asylum, they need to construct and create a new identity to fit into society and they are facing a massive adjustment when it comes to the integration part. It can be seen as a complicated process for the refugees. The purpose of this study is to investigate identity issues in people with refugee background, with emphasis on spatial and geographical aspects. This essay is using a qualitative method, semi-structured interviews, where three people have been interviewed about their thoughts and feelings about this essays subject. The empirical data collected from these interviews has been analyzed by methods such as thematization and coding. This study has been conducted by a humanistic theoretical perspective, and by identity theories. The essays result showed that two of three of my respondents, who had both been former refugees, had felt included and excluded in the Swedish society and that they may have constructed their identities to become more Swedish, and both identified themselves with a Swedish- and their native nationality. The third respondent, who was a child to a former refugee, only identified herself as Swedish and has not constructed her identity and had already felt an includeness in the society. The two former refugees perceived that society identified them as immigrant according to their foreign backgrounds, but themselves only identified them by their nationalities. The third respondent did not consider to have been identified as an immigrant or as a child to a former refugee. Two respondents viewed their security to be placebased in Sweden and one of them saw place as a part of her identity. The geographical related experiences seems to have formed and create all of my respondents identities. Place and space have had different roles in the respondents identity creations.

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2018. , p. 42
Keywords [sv]
Identitet, Flyktingbakgrund, Integration, Sverige.
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71480OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-71480DiVA, id: diva2:1189652
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Human Geography
Educational program
Tourism Management Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2018-03-13 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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