UNDERSTANDING STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE THROUGH THE INTERSECTIONALITY THEORY; A THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF GAY REFUGEE’S EXPERIENCES OF OPPRESSION AND MARGINALIZATION IN SWEDEN.

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UNDERSTANDING STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE THROUGH THE INTERSECTIONALITY THEORY; A THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF GAY REFUGEE’S EXPERIENCES OF OPPRESSION AND MARGINALIZATION IN SWEDEN.

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title UNDERSTANDING STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE THROUGH THE INTERSECTIONALITY THEORY; A THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF GAY REFUGEE’S EXPERIENCES OF OPPRESSION AND MARGINALIZATION IN SWEDEN.
Author(s) Borgqvist, Julius
Date 2016
English abstract
Research in Canada and Turkey suggests that LGBTQ asylum seekers are particularly vulnerable among an already marginalized group, the refugee community, where different forms of structural violence manifest itself in particular ways towards gay refugees. Given that few studies exist in the Swedish context, the aim is to gain a preliminary understanding of LGBTQ refugee’s experiences of structural violence in Sweden, legally, socially and economically. The material is based on interviews of four male gay refugees from different countries all living in Malmö. Using a thematic analysis by categorizing the material into patterns of meaning, two main themes have been identified: structural violence in the asylum system and structural violence in social life. The intersectionality theory will be applied in order to understand how oppression expresses itself in particular ways towards these individuals, because of their intersecting identity as gay and as refugee. The results indicate that LGBTQ refugees experience structural violence through economic marginalization and the re-telling of traumatic experiences in the asylum process. However, structural violence expressed via social marginalization they cannot be sufficiently understood through the intersectionality theory, urging future studies to further explore and expand the topic and scope of the thesis.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 63
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) LGBTQ, Refugee, Structural Violence, Asylum process Intersectionality Theory, Thematic Analysis
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21421 (link to this page)

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