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Chilenska flyktingar i Sverige efter 1973: En studie om chilenska flyktingars upplevelser av militärkuppen i Chile och efterföljande flykt till och flyktingmottagning i Sverige
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Chilean refugees in Sweden after 1973 : study of Chilean refugees’ experiencesof the 1973 military coup in Chile and the subsequent escape to, as well as receptionof refugees in Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to study Chilean refugees’ experiences of the 1973 military coup in Chile as well as the subsequent escape to, and reception of refugees in Sweden. In order to accomplish the purpose of the essay, six Chilean refugees who arrived in Sweden after 1973 have been interviewed and have generated answers which are compared to previous research in this field. Furthermore, written history tends to describe people in power as well as warfare in general. Therefore, by using oral history as a method in this study to investigate Chilean refugees’ experiences, a more nuanced and democratic version of what happened could appear. As a result, this study mostly concurs with previous research made in this field, thus arguing that political and social injustices triggered the Chilean refugees’ involvement in Allende’s popular unity in Chile. When Allende was overthrown by armed forces and a merciless persecution took place, the people interviewed in this study decided to escape to another country. The goal with the escape was to wait until the situation had calmed down and then, return to Chile. While in Sweden, they decided to continue the struggle towards a free and democratic Chile. However, as time passed during the long-term dictatorship, those dreams faded.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 57 p.
Keyword [sv]
Chilenska flyktingar, militärkuppen 1973, exil, flyktingmottagning, intervjuer, muntlig historia, upplevelser
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50656OAI: diva2:911532
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Available from: 2016-03-24 Created: 2016-03-13 Last updated: 2016-03-24Bibliographically approved

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