Urban Multi-culture in Norway: Identity Formation Among Immigrant Youth (Mellen Studies in Sociology S. v. 51)

Urban Multi-culture in Norway: Identity Formation Among Immigrant Youth (Mellen Studies in Sociology S. v. 51)

By: Mette Andersson (author)Hardback

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This work represents an original combination of Schutzian life-world theory with newer versions of critical theory in the field of multiculturalism and identity politics. As such, it represents a novel use of social phenomenology. It is a comparative qualitative work exploring the social foundations for different forms of identity politics based on the position as 'other' in western Europe today.

About Author

Professor Mette Andersson received her Ph.D. from the University of Bergen and is a member of its faculty.

Contents

1. Introduction 1; 1.1 Norway as a country of immigrants 2; 1.2 The Norwegian immigration debate in the 1990s 5; 1.3 Positioning 8; 1.4 Comparative method 10; 1.5 'Immigrant youth' 12; 1.6 Three levels of the social 15; 1.7 Identity work 18; 1.8 Reading guide 24; 2. A life-world perspective on identity work 29; 2.1 The Schutzian life-world perspective 30; 2.2 Culture(s) 45; 2.3 Youth cultures 54; 2.4 Categorical identities and direct social interaction 58; 2.5 The typical actor on the social scene 61; 2.6 Personal identity 66; 2.7 Recognition, misrecognition and nonrecognition 72; 2.8 Identity work 76; 3. Methodology 79; 3.1 Minority research 81; 3.2 Biographical interviews as method 85; 3.3 Understanding from where? 88; 3.4 Researchers as strangers 95; 3.5 Sampling 98; 3.6 Interviewing 101; 3.7 Variations in presentation of self 102; 3.8 Analysis 108; 4. City strollers 119; 4.1 The research agenda 121; 4.2 Routes to the inner city streets 125; 4.3 'Gangs' within the city stroller context 129; 4.4 Internal identity markers 134; 4.5 Gendered boundaries 139; 4.6 Brothers 150; 4.7 Shoplifting 154. 4.8 Violence 157; 4.9 Closure and fluidity 162; 4.10 Comparable youth cultures 166; 4.11 A distinct youth culture? 170; 4.12 'Black-as-body' 176; 5. Students 179; 5.1 Proud to be a Pakistani 180; 5.2 Families 185; 5.3 School 189; 5.4 Religion and tradition - different normative schemes? 204; 5.5 The domain of love - sweethearts, sexuality and future marriages 216; 5.6 Multiple boundaries and distinctions 226; 5.7 The PSA as a distinct microculture 231; 6. Athletes 235; 6.1 Centre Sports 236; 6.2 The contextual and fluid interpretations of 'racism' 244; 6.3 CS girls - identifications and counter-identifications 254; 6.4 Male top athletes 264; 6.5 Sports, ethnicity, gender and identity 272; 6.6 A multicultural microculture? 276; 6.7 From microculture to personal identities: reproduction of normative claims? 279; 7. Comparing across: sameness and difference 283; 7.1 Gender 285; 7.2 Generation and time 295; 7.3 Neighbourhoods and public space 302; 7.4 Ethnicity 306; 7.5 Foreigners, ethnic entrepreneurs and liberal multiculturalists 312; 7.6 Practices and ideologies 317; 7.7 Atypicality 321; 8. Inter-ethnic interaction and the contextual politics of recognition 323; 8.1 'Restricted' and 'total' contexts of interaction 324; 8.2 Restricted contexts I - The school class 329; 8.3 Restricted context II - The street 338; 8.4 From anonymity to intimacy 347; 8.5 Total contexts I - Friendship 348; 8.6 Total contexts II - Inter-ethnic love 357. 8.7 Trans-contextual strategies of recognition 363; 9. Identity work, time and the national context 365; 9.1 Personal narratives as meeting points of social and personal time 366; 9.2 Time horizons in compulsory school 368; 9.3 Expanding the spatial dimension in the life-world perspective 374; 9.4 Recognition of self as Other 377; 9.5 'Other-time' and generation 380; 9.6 Past, present and future as reconstructed through 'Other-time' 382; 9.7 The national context and the political construction of sameness and otherness 389; 9.8 Countercultures within a national context? 395; 9.9 Transnational references and the concept of 'diaspora' 397; 9.10 Diasporic youth as framed within two discourses on national sameness 400; 10. Conclusions 403; 10.1 Identity work as dialogue in space and time 405; 10.2 Avoiding determinism 407; 10.3 The strength of stereotypes 409; 10.4 Local, national and transnational spaces of belonging 410; 10.5 Misrecognition and recognition across space 412; 10.6 'Other-time' 414; 10.7 Generality 415; 10.8 Multiculturalism and pluralism as political challenges 418; 10.10 Heroes? 424; References 429; Appendix 1: Introductory information letter to potential informants 443; Appendix 2: Sample, background information 445; Appendix 3: Interview guide 447; Appendix 4: An example of a life line 451; Appendix 5: Letter to informants about the transcribed interviews 453; Appendix 6: References to a selected sample of newspaper chronicles and debate articles on immigrants, immigrant youth and immigration policies. 455; Index 457.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773459861
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9780773459861
  • ISBN10: 0773459863

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