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Successful Migrants: strategies forovercoming discrimination on the labourmarket.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Discrimination against migrants in the work place is a frequent subject of studies and discussions. Perceptions and experiences of the Swedish labour market are directly connected to where we come from – our skin colour, religion, and gender. These may even be opposite if we compare a native Swedish and a migrant´s experience of job search, career opportunities, salary, and daily work life. The aim of this thesis is to look closer at migrants that were able to fight or stop discrimination after they were exposed to it. The thesis focuses on strategies used by such individuals and what knowledge and/or experiences led them to resist against it. Decoloniality theory makes up the foundation of the analysis of the material collected from interviews, examining different standpoints from dominant Western world perspectives. This study also uses intersectionality in order to tackle the strategies' complexity and help deconstruct discrimination. Each individuals' experience with discrimination in the workplace and their choice of strategies to avoid it are analysed. The thesis shows how decoloniality theory could connect to migrants' positive attitudes towards most of their professional choices and attempts to retake power amidst discrimination.

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2017. , p. 49
Keywords [en]
migrant, discrimination, strategies, labour market, working conditions, Decoloniality
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-31391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-31391DiVA, id: diva2:1131511
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Sociology SO1
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2017-06-01

Available from: 2017-08-14 Created: 2017-08-14 Last updated: 2017-08-14Bibliographically approved

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