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I samhällets väntrum: Om asylsökande och den långa väntan på att få komma in
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate how societal mechanisms can impact on asylum seekers and influence their individual identity. The information for this case study was collected through comprehensive interviews with a group of asylum seekers from Söderhamn whereby the individuals expressed their perception of their current situation. From the gathered material we could see a pattern emerge which gave us the framework and the foundation for our theoretical approach. The similarity we discovered when analyzing the material was the powerlessness the individuals experienced e.g. the individuals had no possibility to influence their current situation and worse, it was impossible for the individuals to enter society even when they had the willpower to do so. According to the asylum seekers the authority’s unwillingness to assist in language development worsens the chances for the individuals to integrate into the society. Through our case study we have discovered that social exclusion and alienation are common identity experiences the asylum seekers have been through which will be our theoretical framework.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Asylum seekers, social exclusion, alienation
Keyword [sv]
Asylsökande, social exkludering, alienation
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-16020OAI: diva2:515631
Subject / course
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-04-17 Created: 2012-04-13 Last updated: 2012-04-17Bibliographically approved

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