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Elitutbildning: en strategi för erkännande?: En studie om anti-diskrimineringsstrategier bland juriststudenter med ursprung i Mellanöstern
Sociologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet.
2011 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 48, no 4, 5-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While research show that individuals of foreign background are being discriminated against and stigmatized in Sweden, an increasing number of them still choose higher education and also show a tendency towards choosing an elite education. In this article, I examine if there is a link between experiences of discrimination and the choice of elite education. The study is based upon semi-structured interviews with five female and five male law students of Middle Eastern background. The findings show that discrimination, either against the students or their parents, has led to a high study motivation where the choice of elite education can be understood as an anti-discrimination strategy. Other anti-discrimination strategies are to resist a victim mentality and to destigmatize by challenging stereotypes. These anti-discrimination strategies can be understood as strategies for recognition, that is, striving for equality by being ascribed a positive status.

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2011. Vol. 48, no 4, 5-24 p.
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destigmatization, ethnic discrimination, anti-discrimination strategies, elite education, recognition
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-176984OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-176984DiVA: diva2:538396

Engelsk titel: Elite Education: a strategy for recognition? A study on anti-discrimination strategies among law-students of Middle Eastern background

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