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Integrerad genom språket?: Interaktion och samtal med kvinnor från olika etniska bakgrunder
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Culture, Society, Media Production.
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Culture, Society, Media Production.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Integrated by language? : Interaction and conversations with women from different ethnic backgrounds (English)
Abstract [en]

The thesis examines how language, culture and family structures interrelate and affect the process of migration. Vital is how women from a different ethnic background integrates during migration and in a dialogue context with us as researchers and native Swedes. The thesis is interdisciplinary and analyzes empirical data through a qualitative method by using the perspectives gender, ethnicity and identity. The empirical material consists of 7 interviews, which have been transcribed and then broken down in to quotations. Thesequotations have then been analyzed using the perspectives mentioned above. Throughout the thesis the imperative significance of language to enable communication between people of different ethnical backgrounds, and how these processes may develop, plays an essential role. The conclusion reached through the thesis is that a person’s identity is adaptable and that language plays a vital role in a person’s group identification. Specific systems and rules are created in group constellations to decide who can be included in a particular group. This thesis shows that group constellations between ethnic Swedes and individuals from a different ethnic background has a large impact on the language.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 67 p.
Keyword [sv]
Kvinnor, etnicitet, genus, språk, identitet, diaspora, transnationalism
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19566ISRN: LIU-ISAK/KSM-A -- 09/07 -- SEOAI: diva2:225458
Subject / course
Culture, Society and Media Production, D-level
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2009-09-08 Created: 2009-06-28 Last updated: 2011-07-08Bibliographically approved

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