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Rethinking Identity: Crossing National Borders
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
2006 (English)In: The Quality of Social Existence in a Globalising World: XVI International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology held in Durban, South Africa, 23-29 July 2006, International Sociological Association , 2006Conference paper, Meeting abstract (Other academic)
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The aim with this paper is to explore the impact of nationality & citizenship in social movements cross borders. The qualitative data is based on a total of 40 semi-structured in-depth interviews & follow up interviews. The previous study published 2003 was designed to explore the scope of action among unemployed nurses & social movements between two nations, north part of Finland & north part of Sweden when the goal was a job. Results from my previous work showed that crossing boundaries is an option in contemporary society among diasporas experiences both single & coupled mothers, but can not bridge every difficulty encountered, such as language, the lack of a social network, & family arrangements. The concept of identity is frequently used in social sciences but is still unclear & ambiguous. This data is unique because it allows us to rethink identity & its connection to nationality & citizenship in borderlands. This study expands our understanding of identity & social movements cross national borders. The results show how national identity becomes the dominant discourse over cultural identity.

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International Sociological Association , 2006.
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Gender and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34618Local ID: 8dc24ca0-ea95-11dc-9508-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1007869
World Congress of Sociology : 23/07/2006 - 29/07/2006
Godkänd; 2006; 20080305 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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