Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Challenging Development and the North-South Divide - A Postcolonial Analysis of the Sami People in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines how the Sami people, as an indigenous people in Sweden, relate to the dichotomous concept of the global North and the global South. The study builds on the framework of postcolonial theory, its connection to development studies, and its critique of the concept of the global North and the global South. Another central part of the study is the concept of identity within postcolonial theory. By exploring material from the Swedish Sami parliament and the Sami info center, the research and analysis concluded that the Sami people relate to a dual identity of being both Sami and Swedish, meaning that they identify both to the global North as well as being an indigenous people. The Sami people do also associate themselves with other indigenous groups in the South, mostly in relation to colonialism and its consequences. Thereby the North-South divide is challenged.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 27
Keyword [en]
the Sami people, development, postcolonialism, identity
National Category
Globalisation Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339889OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-339889DiVA: diva2:1176930
Subject / course
Development Studies
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies
Supervisors
Available from: 2018-01-24 Created: 2018-01-23 Last updated: 2018-01-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(283 kB)11 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 283 kBChecksum SHA-512
85cd5c4012c7dd4c3f9de088d05d8dcd436ca1e8293601ca56ab8109b6c52d51fd1af9fa98d0f118d316c86dfd77f0daae2e7a63b5f3bd4dcc36b604f21d0ffa
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Government
Globalisation Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 11 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 20 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf