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Integrationens paradoxer: En intervjustudie av integrationen i praktiken
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
Paradoxes of Integration : An interview study about the Policy of Integration in practice (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine the relations of power within the discourse of integration and my focus will be on power relations and structural discrimination. The study origins from four qualitative interviews with employees from the County administrative board as well as from the Employment office.

The theoretical framework is based upon Social Constructionism, Postcolonial Theories and with an intersectional perspective. The recent critical research from The Official Report on power, integration and structural discrimination (Utredningen om makt, integration och strukturell diskriminering) is used as well as Foucault's theory of biopower which is discussed within the analysis.

The study indicates that although integration often is addressed as a reciprocal process, it is still assumed that They should be integrated by Us. The present government's one-sided focus on employment has proved difficult for the employees to put into practise and when the responsibility of obtaining employment is based upon the individual alone, she/he becomes responsible for her/his own integration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 47 p.
ethnicity, integration, vertical mosaic, discourse, intersectional, biopower, included subordination
etnicitet, integration, etniska hierarkier, diskurs, intersektionalitet, biomakt, inkluderad underordning
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12623ISRN: LIU-ISV/SKA-D--08/25--SEOAI: diva2:2100
Available from: 2008-12-10 Created: 2008-09-18 Last updated: 2008-12-10Bibliographically approved

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