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Finska immigranter i Katrineholm: Politiska hegemoniers och sociala relationers betydelse för immigranters politiska integration och aktörskap i ett svenskt lokalsamhälle 1944-1991
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Finnish immigrants in Katrineholm : The relevance of political hegemonies and social relations for the political integration of immigrants in a Swedish local community. 1944-1991 (English)
Abstract [en]

The present memorandum outlines the structure, theoretical starting points and disposition of a thesis about the activities of Finnish immigrants in a Swedish local community, more specifically their political integration. The intention is to study the municipality of Katrineholm in the years 1944 to 1991.

Previous research about the actorship of immigrants in spheres such as politics, labour unions, immigrant associations, educational associations and mass-education, as well as churches and religion, is presented to give an overview of possible areas connected to political integration that can be studied. The overview of previous research also covers local immigrant politics.

The intended theoretical starting points for the proposed thesis are political economy and hegemony. The latter is intended to be investigated through its expression in the social relations class, gender, ethnicity, nationality and generation. It is suggested in this memorandum that hegemonies and social relations within a local political economy can be operationalised fruitfully in a study of political integration. Hence, theoretical viewpoints and definitions connected to political integration are also elaborated on.

Methodologically it is suggested that quantitative and qualitative analysis be undertaken to study the sources that the thesis is intended to be based on. Sources such as documents from the exemplified activity fields are to be used. Also, it is suggested that oral sources such as interview be used. Another possible method is a research circle, if preconditions in Katrineholm favour such an approach.

The conclusion of this memorandum is that no previous studies have been undertaken using the approach presented and further that few studies of the local political integration of immigrants exist. Hence, the proposed thesis will make a significant contribution to the study of immigrant actorship, political integration and contributions to the formation of social relations and hegemonies in a local political economy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 86 p.
Keyword [en]
class, ethnicity, Finnish immigrants, gender, generation, hegemony, local community, nationality, political economy, political integration, social relations
Keyword [sv]
etnicitet, finska immigranter, genus, generation, hegemoni, klass, lokalsamhälle, nationalitet, politisk ekonomi, politisk integration, sociala relationer
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13882OAI: diva2:436529
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2011-06-09, Platon, Hus F, Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö, 13:00 (Swedish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-08-25 Created: 2011-08-23 Last updated: 2011-08-25Bibliographically approved

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