Landing in a rural village: Home and belonging from the perspectives of unaccompanied young refugees
(English)Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
This article explores how unaccompanied young refugees living in a rural village in Sweden make sense of home and belonging. From a poststructuralist approach, belonging and home are understood as ongoing processes that are negotiated with others, and in processes of othering and racialization. The article demonstrates that the form of housing available, together with their experiences of social exclusion in the village may contribute to othering, and thus challenge their feelings of home and belonging. However, they do construct some kinds of belonging and feelings of home based on social relationships and places they may have access to.
belonging, home, negotiation, unaccompanied refugee minors, rural, qualitative methods
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216412OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216412DiVA: diva2:689676