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I skenet av vänskap: Internationella studenters syn på karaktären av hierarki och auktoritet inom den svenska universitetskulturen
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
In the light of friendship : International students' views of the character of hierarchy and authority within the Swedish university culture (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med uppsatsen är att presentera internationella studenters perspektiv och tolkningar på hur hierarki och auktoritet kan utrycka sig inom det svenska universitet. För att synligöra detta kontrasteras den svenska kontexten med informanternas tidigare erfarenheter utomlands. Faktorer som informanterna anser påverkar de sociala strukturerna inom universitetet är studiebakgrund, finansieringsutformning och samhällets symboliska syn på högre utbildning. Några skillnader som kontrasteras av informanterna återfinns inom områdena tid, organisation, värdering, ansvar och tävlingsmentalitet. Andra skillnader som uppkom är hur man tilltalar och hälsar på varandra, rollfördelning och skillnaderna mellan personlig och professionell interaktion. Summerat beskriver generellt informanterna den svenska kontexten som mer jämlik, mindre auktoritär och att de sociala relationerna mellan student och lektor kan tolkas som vänskapliga.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to present international students' perspectives and interpretations of how the hierarchy and authority will be expressed in the Swedish university. To make the structures visible will the Swedish context be compared to the informants' previous experiences abroad, to visualise the contrasters. Factors that the informants thinks may will affect the social structures within the university can be found in areas of educational background, financing, responsibility and the society approach to higher education. Some differences that are contrasted by the informants can also be found in the areas of time, organisation, evaluation, accountability and competitive mentality. Other social differences that arose is greetings, academic roles and the differences between personal and professional interaction. In summary the informants overall describes the Swedish context as more equal, less authoritarian and the social relations between the student and the lecturer can be interpreted as amicable.

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2016. , 68 p.
Keyword [en]
Hierarchy, authority, international students, university culture, culture differences, symbols
Keyword [sv]
Hierarki, auktoritet, internationella studenter, universitetskultur, kulturskillnader, symboler
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Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124416ISRN: LIU-IKK/SANT-G--16/006-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124416DiVA: diva2:898816
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Social Anthopology
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Available from: 2016-02-03 Created: 2016-01-29 Last updated: 2016-02-03Bibliographically approved

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