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Romer och utbildning: En arena för särskillnad, paradoxer och stigmatisering.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
Romanies and education : An arena for differentiation, paradoxes and stigmatization (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis analyses how romanies look upon schooling and how they reflect upon the possibility of getting an education. Many inquiries relating to romanies have been published in Sweden but very few are based on fieldwork among romanies. The aim of this thesis is therefore to through fieldwork focus on how romanies themselves look upon their educational situation.

The main questions for this study are: How is the image of romanies as a problem constructed in school? How are romanies separated from other students? How is the interplay between romanies and school representatives formed? How do romanies look upon the possibility of getting an education and does their perception differ from the usual official apprehension?

An important conclusion concerns how social workers and teachers continuously categorize romanies as different. The group is constantly differentiated from other ethnic groups and is often the target of integration projects. This leads to a constant stigmatization of the group but also to “weak power”. In certain situations where the ethnic identity may be an advantage the ethnic identity is over communicated while it is under communicated in an inferior situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
stigmatization, discrimination, over communication, under communication, Romanies, education, categorisation
Keyword [sv]
Romer, utbildning, kategorisering, stigmatisering, diskriminering, överkommunicering, underkommunicering
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Social Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-6968ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-D--06/07--SEOAI: diva2:22071
2006-06-07, 5113, Spetsen, Campus Norrköping, Linköpings universitet, Norrköping, 14:15
Available from: 2006-10-05 Created: 2006-10-05

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