Från Balkan till Sverige: Ungdomars indentitet och historia
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
From the Balkans to Sweden : Young people's identity, family and history (English)
The purpose of this essay is to shed some light upon the children who grew up in Sweden after their parents fled the war in former Yugoslavia. Did the parents spread their own opinions about the other ethnicities which they fought against in the war to the children, even though they live in a new country? And if so, was it an act of patriotism for the country they once lived in and who was to blame for the war? Did the children who grew up in Sweden share the same attitudes as their parents? To find out about this we used interviews with four people, all with heritage from former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Croatia. What we found out was that the thoughts from the parents partially were passed down to their children, even though the children thought that they had formed their own opinions. In this case the thoughts didn’t relate to any kind of patriotism or who to blame for the war, they rather believed that they shouldn’t blame the other ethnic groups for the war. Instead they moved on with their lives and with the belief to never hate each other.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 77 p.
History, Culture, Ethnicity, Identification, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Sweden, School
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-36801DiVA: diva2:744845
Subject / course
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Ammert, Niklas, Lektor
Trenter, Cecilia, Lektor