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Det nya landet: En etnologisk studie av nyanländas berättande om sina upplevelser av Sverige
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines the narrative of newly arrived immigrants and how they express their experiences in Sweden with different expectations on them and their narrative. It focuses on individual stories told in interviews with five individuals who have come to Sweden from war-torn countries in the last three years. The narratives are primarily analyzed through Erving Goffman’s theories on self- presentation and Ulf Palmenfelt’s theories on how individuals are positioning themselves through their narratives. The study discusses the expectations from the person’s family, from the interviewer and the Swedish society. It shows that the narration is shifting depending on the audience. This paper investigates how newly arrived immigrants relate their narratives to position themselves based on the understanding of them as immigrants in a Swedish context. When telling about their experience to their families the narrative is changing, and it is primarily important for them to communicate their well-being in the new country. I have a big part in production of the empirical material, since I function as someone ’in-between’. I am a part of the Swedish community but also someone that the informants are deputing their story to. The narrative conveyed to me is both taking the Swedish audience into account, but also explaining how they feel when people are seeing them as immigrants. 

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2019. , p. 33
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-374173OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-374173DiVA, id: diva2:1280291
Available from: 2019-02-12 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2019-02-12Bibliographically approved

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