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Att vara finsk rom i Sverige: En intervjustudie med tre finska romer
Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Denna uppsats behandlar invandrade finska romers identitetsbygge i Sverige. Jag har gjort en kvalitativ intervjustudie med tre informanter. Syftet har varit att granska hur dessa finska romer i Sverige har format sin identitet under sin livstid och vilken roll skolan har haft för identitetsformeringen samt hur deras emigration har påverkat deras syn på sig själva som romer, finländare och/eller svenskar.

Jag har intervjuat en man i 30-års-åldern och två kvinnor, 45 respektive 50 år. Intervjuerna ägde rum i september 2005. Alla tre var födda i Finland, men har flyttat till Sverige under sin barndom eller ungdom. Informanterna ombedes bl.a. att definiera vem som de anser vara en rom i jämförelse till en modell som Romano Missio i Finland har på sin hemsida(http://www.romanomissio.fi/projektit/kalvot/002_kuka_on_romani.pdf ).

Av min undersökning kan man dra slutsatsen att förändringar är på gång inom den finskromska gruppen. Allt fler romer vill utbilda sig och speciellt kvinnorna har gjort framsteg inom det området. Ungdomarna umgås mer och mer med andra grupper, nya typer av identiteter växer fram och deras identitet får intryck från andra kulturer. Romerna diskuterar sina interna frågor i finska media vilket är nytt. Av mina intervjuer framgår att samhället saknar förståelse för romernas kultur och romska ungdomars livsvillkor. Att dessa inte alltid i lika stor utsträckning som majoriteten har möjligheter till individuella val.

Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates the construction of identity among immigrated Finnish Roma in Sweden. I have concluded three qualitative interviews, with a 30-year old man and two women, 45 and 50 years old. The purpose of these interviews has been to investigate in what fashion these individuals, all members of the Finnish Roma minority in Sweden, have constructed their identity and how their schooling has contributed to this.

I first got in contact with the man and via him a was able to reach the women and interview them too. All three were born in Finland but moved to Sweden during childhood or adolescence. The informants were among other things asked to define who is Roma and who is not, all according to a model that can be viewed at Romano Missio's Finnish website (http://www.romanomissio.fi/projektit/kalvot/002_kuka_on_romani.pdf ).

My investigation makes evident that changes are in progress in the Finnish Roma community in Sweden. An increasing number of Roma are interested in higher education. Youngsters seek contact with people from other societal groups and their identity is constructed increasingly in interaction with other cultures. Internal Roma issues are now more openly discussed in mainstream media in Finland. According to my research society lacks in understanding for and knowledge about Roma culture. Not much is known about the conditions under which Roma youngsters live and the fact that these young people do not get the same freedom of choice that is granted for others the same age.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 83 p.
Keyword [en]
Roma, Identities, Schools, Minorities
Keyword [sv]
romer, finska romer, kaleromer, identiteter, skolor, minoriteter
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-2251OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-2251DiVA: diva2:210302
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humaniora/teologi
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Available from: 2009-04-01 Created: 2009-03-31 Last updated: 2009-04-06Bibliographically approved

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