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Identity Crisis and Integration: The divergent Attitudes of Iranian Immigrant Men and women towards Integration into Swedish society
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology, Ämnesavdelningen för socialt arbete.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8823-6434
2001 (English)In: International Migration, ISSN 0020-7985, Vol. 39, no 3, p. 121-135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main objective of this article is to show the divergent attitudes of Iranian immigrant men and women towards integration into Swedish society.

As several studies have shown, Iranian women have a better chance of adjusting to Western societies than Iranian men. This article discusses the notion that one of the important reasons for this is the determining role of professional position in the life of Iranian immigrants in Sweden.

As a result of the improvement in their work status and therefore an improvement in their social position, Iranian immigrant women now have greater possibilities than Iranian immigrant men to overcome the identity crisis which ordinarily makes ethnic groups and cultural minorities lose their sense of fitting into their new social reality.

This results, in its turn, in the women having a positive attitude towards the new society and increases the extent of their desire for integration into the new society.

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2001. Vol. 39, no 3, p. 121-135
Keywords [en]
Iranian immigrants, identity crisis, feminism, professional position, self-image, Sociology, Sociologi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-5252DOI: 10.1111/1468-2435.00159OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-5252DiVA, id: diva2:234007
Available from: 2009-09-03 Created: 2009-09-03 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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