Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Den tigrerade svenskheten: konstruktionen av en ”svensk” identitet i Jonas Hassen Khemiris roman Montecore: En unik tiger
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [sv]
postkolonialism, postkoloniala teorier, svenskhet, nationell identitet, identitetskonstruktion, de Andra, vi/de, Montecore: en unik tiger, Jonas Hassen Khemiri
National Category
General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21505OAI: diva2:690544
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2014-01-24 Created: 2014-01-23 Last updated: 2014-01-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(400 kB)263 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 400 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Culture and Education
General Literature Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 263 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 475 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link