Den tigrerade svenskheten: konstruktionen av en ”svensk” identitet i Jonas Hassen Khemiris roman Montecore: En unik tiger
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This paper is about the construction of a ”Swedish” identity in the novel Montecore: en unik tiger by Jonas Hassen Khemiri (translated in English to Montecore: the silence of the tiger). In the paper I start by, after a short introduction, introducing the theoretical background against which the novel will be analyzed. The main focus is postcolonial theories with Edward Saids work about making “the Other” as a base. I then go through some contemporary Swedish studies about race as a category and internalized racism, make a brief introduction to performativity, to finish with the thought provoking theories about the cyborg by Donna J. Haraway.
In the section about method I present discourse analysis and the social constructionism that permeates postcolonial studies and discourse analysis and therefore the paper.
Finally I analyze the material. In this section I use made-up dialogues to illustrate the different positions the characters take when responding to the imagined community that is Sweden, and the conditions imposed on those wanting to be accepted as Swedes. I use policy documents of a Swedish political party, Sverigedemokraterna (the Sweden Democrats) as a counterpart in the dialogues. Thereafter I have a short conclusion, and then you’re free.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 26 p.
postkolonialism, postkoloniala teorier, svenskhet, nationell identitet, identitetskonstruktion, de Andra, vi/de, Montecore: en unik tiger, Jonas Hassen Khemiri
General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21505OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-21505DiVA: diva2:690544
Subject / course
Feiler, Yael, Högskolelektor