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I huvudet på Tage: en historisk reflexion av att invandra till Sverige som vuxen icke-europé
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this paper I have interviewed one Swedish citizen that has immigrated to Sweden as an adult from Istanbul, Turkey. I have studied the different causes that lead to his decision to leave his country of origin and settle down in Sweden. For this I have used the theoretical factors push and pull. I have also studied processes of identity, inclusion and exclusion in Sweden. My results show that the coup d´état initiated by the military leader Kenan Evren 1980 had a huge impact on my informant’s decision to flee to Sweden. My informant was imprisoned during a period of five years. During this time he was beaten and tortured. The main factor for choosing Sweden as a new country was his perception that Sweden, amongst all western countries, was the most democratic of them all.

In general terms, my informant describes the Swedish society and its people as including and the fact that he feels that he is Swedish is an including factor in itself. My informant praises the Swedish system and the Swedish born citizens. When analysed though, the researcher find a story that tells of a partly segregated society. This is an excluding factor and can be examined from many different theoretical view points. The Swedish mentality (Åke Daun 1998), in which Swedish born may have a tendency to seek the familiar, can be one factor. This can be understood together with the concept of orientalism. My informant's story also describes a diaspora of immigrants, which is to be understood in terms that immigrants, regardless origin, help each other. This is both an including and excluding factor. Including in terms of helping the immigrant to obtain his first job, excluding in terms of putting immigrants in other work sectors than Swedish born citizens.

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2019.
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Humanities and the Arts History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38984OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-38984DiVA, id: diva2:1291446
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History
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Subject Teacher Education for Secondary School
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Available from: 2019-03-14 Created: 2019-02-25 Last updated: 2019-03-14Bibliographically approved

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