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We are all "the others" for each other: Identity construction in a multicultural environment
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this study we have tried to explore what happens when individuals find themselves in a new environment in which the ever-existence of different cultures. The essence of this study is how identity - culture and creativity happens when different cultures meet and what the identity of the role in this dynamic process is.

We have chosen to do the survey at the Swedish Migration Board, as authority it is a place where many cultures meet and where different people are in interaction with each other every day. The study is empirically based, where we have interviewed twelve informants who, among other things, held various positions in the Immigration Service in the West. There are the informants statements that we have analyzed with a number of theoretical points that we have had as a tool for this study.

The theoretical starting points are colonialism/postcolonialism, creolizing/Creole, ethnicity, stereotyping, intersectionality, identity and culture. Based on these theories, we have been able to think about why our world can still have an element of colonialism and how creolizing not only can occur during colonialism.

With the concept intersectionality, we have been able to access more than one factor that affects the individual at the meeting with others. We have also been able to access and illustrate how humans can have multiple identities, cultures, and that culture is not a fixed and a uniform phenomenon.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
colonialism, postcolonialism, creolizing, Creole, ethnicity, stereotyping, intersectionality, identity, culture
Keyword [sv]
Kolonialism, postkolonialism, kreolisering, kreol, stereotypisering, intersektionalitet, identitet, kultur
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Ethnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-2340OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-2340DiVA: diva2:311040
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