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Vem ska integreras och hur? En diskursanalys kring hur integration konstrueras då den kopplas till invandrare kontra då den kopplas till nationella minoritetsgrupper
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In Sweden there is an integration policy and a policy for national minorities. The integration policy aims to integrate newly arrived immigrants (nyanlända invandrare), whereas the minority policy aims to maintain and strengthen the rights of the national minorities. The national minorities are though, at times, included into the integration policy, even though they hold a minority status in Sweden. This paper aims to, through discourse analysis, investigate the research question: “how is the content of integration referred to, when it is related to immigrants, contra when it is related to national minorities”. The integration policy is often implemented by social workers. The discourse about integration policy on a macro level therefore directly impacts the social integration work on a micro level. The study is therefore important to social work, as a discipline. A comparative analyses shows whether there are similarities and differences in the construction of the content of the integration term, depending on the group that is addressed. The study shows that the Romani minority is highly described in the integration discourse, though they are a national minority. The results also show that the discourses around newly arrived immigrants rather construct an assimilation discourse, than an integration discourse. In relation to both groups, the term integration constructs and reproduces ethnical stereotypes and cultural and behavioral differences between the groups and the majority society. The term also constructs the integration to the labour market as the major key to overall integration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 26 p.
Keyword [sv]
Nationella minoriteter, romer, integration, invandrare
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18212Local ID: SA-H12-G2-011OAI: diva2:584755
Subject / course
Social work SS2
Educational program
Intercultural and International Social Work Education - Bachelor of Science programme SISOG 210 higher education credits
2012-12-11, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, 16:08
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2013-04-30Bibliographically approved

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