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Irakiska flyktingars integrering i Sverige under 80-talet: En kvalitativ studie om fyra irakiska flyktingars resa för att integrera sig i det svenska samhället
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Ethnology.
2021 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The war between Iraq and Iran started 1980 and ended 1988. During the war it came approximately 11 811 Iraqi refugees to Sweden. In this essay. I will explore how Iraqi refugees who came in the 1980s have integrated themselves in the Swedish society. To enhance this understanding, I used previous research material presented in the essay but, most importantly, I also used a qualitative method with organized interviews. The interview material consists of 4 individual interviews for 90 minutes each, and all interviewees are highly educated men in the ages of 62-66 years. I structured the interviews in line with 3 framing questions with the purpose to understand how the interviewees’ first time in Sweden was, especially considering potential difficulties of learn the Swedish language; how the interviewees perceived opportunities and challenges in establishing themselves on the employment market; and finally their thoughts and feelings about their own integration. I have used three different models/theories when analyzing the results. Firstly, I used symbolic interactionism as an explanatory model for interpersonal interaction, communication, subjective interpretation of situation and group affiliation. Secondly, I used the postcolonialism as an explanatory model. Postcolonialism describes a power structure that exists in the society where “white” people are perceived as being the superior race while “black” people are perceived as being the subordinate race, which is a legacy from colonialism. Thirdly, I used folkloristic narrative analysis, which helps to understand how people, with the help of stories from the past, position themselves in reality when the story is meaningful.

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2021. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
Integration, language, working life, social interaction, thoughts, feelings, identity.
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Ethnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45754OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-45754DiVA, id: diva2:1567436
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Ethnology
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2021-06-17 Created: 2021-06-16 Last updated: 2021-06-17Bibliographically approved

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