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Etnisk boendesegregation: En kvalitativ studie om etnisk boendesegregation i Nybro ur ett postkolonialt perspektiv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A refugee reception has been placed in Kungshall, one of Nybros residential areas. The area has a bad reputation and there are arguably prejudices about the area from the local population. I therefore want to investigate if an ethnic residential segregation exists in Kungshall, from a postcolonial perspective. The following research questions have been formulated: How do residents who doesn’t live in the refugee reception, look at ethnic residential segregation in Nybro? How has Kungshall changed since the refugee reception? Does a cultural racism exist in Kungshall?


The study is a qualitative study using semi structured interviews of four people living in the residential area, a person who has moved out of the area and a person working on the housing corporation “Nybro bostads AB”, who is one of the housing corporation responsible for the residential area Kungshall. The study is based on post-colonial theory. According to all the interviewees, there is an uneven balance between Swedes and immigrants in the neighborhood. And according to all the interviewees living in the area, too many refugees have been placed in Kungshall, and the residential area has changed for the worse in recent history. One of the interviewees has already moved, and the others living in the area either know someone who has moved out of the area or is planning to themselves. And the main reason to ethnic residential segregation is often explained in terms of cultural differences between “us-and- them”: between the refugees and the others. It is clear from the interviews that there is a cultural racism among people and the main reason for people moving out of the area could arguably be related to cultural racism. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Ethnic residential segregation, “us-and- them”, cultural differences, changing of neighborhood, cultural racism
National Category
Social Sciences Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39626OAI: diva2:784989
Subject / course
Human Geography
Educational program
Tourism Management Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-02-02 Created: 2015-02-01 Last updated: 2015-02-02Bibliographically approved

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