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Att formas av två nationaliteter: En kvalitativ studie om identitetsskapandet bland individer med dubbelt medborgarskap
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To be shaped by different nationalities : A qualitative study of identity formation among individuals with dual citizenship (English)
Abstract [en]

 

Migration over national boarders is common in today’s globalized world. As a result the number of individuals with connections to more than one nation are increasing. But how do they identify themselves? Ambition of this study was to explore how individuals with dual citizenship identify themselves and whether others identification of them has an effect on their own identification. This study had a qualitative approach and used semi- structured interviews to collect experiences from five individuals with dual citizenship.

 

This study contains theories of identity based on social constructivism, social identity, national identity, orientation, as well as key notions such as migration, citizenship and dual citizenship. Those are the theories used in the analysis of the empirical material.

 

The conclusion reveals that all of the informants identify themselves with both their nations, which demonstrates their hyphen identities. Differences in identifications are presented by three identities; the first is Transnational Identity, where the individual's identification is influenced by all nations, even though there is no longer any connection with the nations. The second is Hierarchical hybrid, where the individuals identify themselves with one nation more than the other. The last identity is Parallel affiliation, where individuals identify themselves equally with both nations while experiencing emotional attachment to both. Furthermore, the conclusion shows that individuals’ identification isn´t predominantly influenced by others perception of them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 47
Keywords [en]
Dual Citizenship, Hyphen identities, Transnationalism
Keywords [sv]
Dubbelt medborgarskap, Bindstrecksidentiteter, Transnationalism
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Social Sciences Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-55427OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-55427DiVA, id: diva2:1115410
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Sociology
Educational program
Social analysis and organizing (180 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2017-08-02 Created: 2017-06-26 Last updated: 2017-08-02Bibliographically approved

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