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Att synliggöra de osynliga: En analys om fyra kvinnliga irreguljära immigranter och om hur deras relationer till andra människor påverkar deras livssituation och identitet
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The objective of this paper is to describe and analyze female irregular immigrants and their experience of how relationships with other people affect their lives and identity.

A qualitative method is used in the study, because my main purpose is to analyse the respondents’ lives and life experiences. The analysis is based on a symbolic interactionism perspective. The results are also analyzed based on previous research and the concepts underlying the paper; irregular immigrants, discrimination, power and identity.

In summary, the respondents have a clear picture of how they live and experience their relationship to others and themselves and how this affects their lives and identity.

Their experiences affect their lives and influence their behaviour and identity when they interact with others. Their own view of their situation means that they are afraid to seek care or report sexual abuse, threats or other similar conditions. Other people in their proximity exploit their fear to discriminate and abuse. This fear is the main barrier for the respondents to feel free. The experience causes a loss of sense of belonging to humanity and life.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Irregular immigrants, identity, power and discrimination.
Keyword [sv]
Irreguljära immigranter, identitet, makt och diskriminering.
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-54952OAI: diva2:399590
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-02-25 Created: 2011-02-22 Last updated: 2011-03-03Bibliographically approved

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