Managing a conditional position in Sweden: Unaccompanied young refugees’ presentations of self in relation to racism, discrimination and gratitude
(English)Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
The article investigates the ways in which the unaccompanied young refugees talk – or do not talk – about racism and discrimination during the interviews using Goffman’s presentation of self. Qualitative interviews are seen as process where meaning is produced through interaction. The analysis shows that the young people use a range of different strategies such as expressing gratitude, questioning negative stereotypes, minimizing the impact of racism or by presenting themselves as subjected to racism. The article suggests that it may be a challenge to investigate the effects of racism and discrimination in interviews with people who may be subjected to it.
unaccompanied refugee children, presentation of self, stigma, racism, gratitude
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216414OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216414DiVA: diva2:689687