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They just want all Palestine and they don't want us: En fallstudie från ett palestinskt flyktingläger på ockuperat område om ungdomars villkor i skapandet av ett socialt medborgarskap
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this case study was to examine consequences of a limited social citizenship among young adults in the refugee camp of DeHeishe in Palestine. In order to receive a profounder understanding of conditions and structures that affects young adult’s experiences of social citizenship, status in the community and practices a case study was carried out during April 2013.

The data has been collected by triangulation, conducted through nine interviews, 52 survey forms and several observations in DeHeishe camp. The data was analyzed through the theoretical approach of social citizenship, intersectionality and the concept of “empower-ment”. The study shows that young adults have a fragmented view of the concept of social citizenship and differences were seen between women and men. According to status and practice in relation to social citizenship women and men’s attitude was various and limiting structures might be the cause of it. According to the young adults the Israeli occupation is the most limiting structure along with their specific living conditions. The traditions also were seen as a limiting, but at the same time could be enabling. For this reason, the consequences were that the young adults took matters into their own hands by empowerment through NGOs and create an alternative form of social citizenship. It is through knowledge and participation they experience they can change their situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
social citizenship, status, intersectionality, class fractions, empowerment
Keyword [sv]
socialt medborgarskap, status, intersektionalitet, klasskapital, empowerment
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29222OAI: diva2:653338
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-10-17 Created: 2013-10-03 Last updated: 2013-10-17Bibliographically approved

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