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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title Queer Migration Perspectives: Identity construction and experiences of social inclusion and exclusion of LGBTQ refugees in Sweden
Author Korten, Zoe
Date 2019
English abstract
Research within the field of migration studies has become increasingly interested in asylum seekers and refugees over that last decade. However, there is a large gap in migration literature regarding LGBTQ migrants and LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees in general. By adopting a queer perspective through the voices of LGBTQ refugees, this paper confronts the heteronormativity of migration studies. Two LGBTQ refugees in Sweden were interviewed in-depth about the relationship between their sexual orientation or gender identity and the concepts of identity construction and social inclusion/exclusion. Their insights reveal the strategies used in navigating the intersections of their identity and the challenges faced with regard to seeking inclusion in various aspects of society. The analysis reveals the potential for deeper mechanisms at work within these constructs. Furthermore, this study includes statements from the participants regarding how to address the needs of LGBTQ individuals within the asylum process so that others may face fewer challenges in the future. Although this study only examines the experiences of two LGBTQ refugees, it does provide insight that can be useful for future work involving this population.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Migration
Queer
LGBTQ
Refugee
Sweden
Inclusion
Exclusion
Identity
Qualitative
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