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Mångfaldens interaktion: Skapandet av socialt kapital inom interkulturella relationer
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The interaction of diversity : The production of social capital within intercultural relations (English)
Abstract [en]

Sweden has developed into a country of ethnic and cultural diversity. Research highlight the importance of reciprocal integration and intercultural venues. Minority and majority population must participate in the process of integration, by mutually accepted conditions. The civil society offers social venues but these venues are culturally segregated which prevent intercultural relationships to develop. Språkvän is a civic organization that takes on this challenge. By examining how reciprocity is created within these intercultural relations, knowledge of how reciprocal integration can develop in practice will be created.

Reciprocity is developed through social relationships, and the relationship in its entirety must therefore be studied. Theories of social capital enable the study of social relations, based on three features: a structural, a cognitive and a relational dimension.

The aim of this study has been to examine how social capital is created within the intercultural relationships, and participants of Språkvän has been interviewed. Volunteers and newcomers were interviewed in focus groups, based on a qualitative and hermeneutic approach. The study showed that there is a discrepancy regarding expectations of the relationship. In line with previous research the terms of the relationships are not reciprocal which endangers the cohesion and perseverance of the relationships.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 56
Keywords [en]
Social capital, reciprocity, diversity, intercultural relations, social integration, civil society
Keywords [sv]
Socialt kapital, ömsesidighet, mångfald, interkulturella relationer, social integration, civilsamhälle
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-153089OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-153089DiVA, id: diva2:1183426
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