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En studie om självidentitet: Hur somaliska kvinnor upplever sin kulturella tillhörighet utifrån perspektivet att ha levt i två kulturer.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A study about self-identity: How Somali women experience cultural belonging betweentwo cultures. (English)
Abstract [en]

This study is a part of the social science program on Linnaeus University. The purpose of this study is to understand how Somali women in Sweden look upon their cultural identity. We also aim to understand how their cultural identity is affected by living there life with an influence from two different cultures. In this perspective we are focusing on how media in Sweden is presenting Somalia and Somali people. The data in this study has been collected through qualitative interviews with 7 Somali women. These women have been identified through a contact person or by the women that has participated in the interviews. The number of women in this survey has been limited by the possibility to find candidates that fitted with the defined research criteria’s. One essential part in our findings is that the women’s view on their cultural identity tends to be dynamic and depending on the situation. Though there might also be a conflict in the women’s feelings towards their cultural identity and ambivalent emotions might be present. We have also concluded that the women see the media picture as one dimensional and negative. The media reflection might have an impact on the identity for the individuals since the self-identity must relate to the stereotyped reflection.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Self-Identity, Somali women, cultural belonging
Keyword [sv]
Självidentitet, somaliska kvinnor, kulturell tillhörighet
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Other Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50125OAI: diva2:908599
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Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
2016-01-07, Växjö, 09:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-03-08 Created: 2016-03-02 Last updated: 2016-03-08Bibliographically approved

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