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"Zlatanfenomenet": En interkulturell studie om individualisters socialisering inom lagidrotten och skolans idrottsämne.
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 points / 22,5 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Our starting point has been to use the football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a model person for individualism that seams to break the ordinary socialization pattern in Sweden. The purpose of this study is to examine how the team leaders handle the socialization of more individualistic focused individuals/young persons into groups, since the Swedish School Curriculum is designed to meet each individual on his or hers former experiences. Is the socialization of individuals within team sports affected by their cultural background? And, in that case, should those facts have consequences for the sport subject at school? Those are the questions we want to explore. Besides a survey of documents, we have been seeking answers to our questions through interviews with the team leaders Roland Nilsson and Peter Bergander, the pedagogues/teachers Karin Jutterström and Håkan Jensgård and the professional football player Abgar Barson.

Our study shows that the leaders and teachers of today have begun to change their view about individualists. Further, our study shows that young persons with other ethnic origin/foreign background that choose their own ways can be disqualified by a national view that is different from the perception of the ethnic Swedish, when they break the unwritten and unspoken rules and standards.

Our conclusion is that a change seems to be happening in the mentality of the mainstream Swedish society. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become an object of identification for many young people in Sweden during the last years. It´s our point of view that the concept of “being a Zlatan” stands for a person that dares to be an extreme individualist. We believe that we stand upon a change of paradigm on the notion of individualism in Sweden since the collective thinking in Swedish society seems to be developing towards a higher acceptance for an individualistic behaviour. This is, as we see it, a development within team sports as well as a development in the rest of Swedish society, for instance, within the educational system.

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Lärarutbildningen , 2008. , 82 p.
Keyword [en]
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, socialization, individualism, collectivism, Swedish, ethnic, culture, nationalism, Jantelag, group, team sports, sports team
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-1469OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-1469DiVA: diva2:15552
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