Ethnic and Cultural diversity in Contemporary Scandinavia: Psychosocial Challenges. (Society for Intercultural Psychology (SIP) symposium in ECP2011)

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Abstract

Symposium abstract:
Scandinavian societies are characterised by the public welfare system, egalitarianism and homogeneity. However, since the 1980s’, the challenges presented by the increasing ethnic diversity with multiple psychosocial consequences are being recognized.
This symposium presents contemporary responses to the above consequences through relatively under- researched phenomena: societal responses to immigrants, their psychological health across time, interethnic health communication, ‘mixing’ dynamics in intermarried couples, in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
The first two papers enrich about the ppsycho-political processes in handling the challenges of cultural globalisation, and insights into the dynamics of shame among immigrant women through a pioneer longitudinal study. While the last two papers delineate communication between immigrants and health workers, and identity negotiation processes among the ethnically intermarried couples and ‘mixed’children.
The symposium thus challenges, by adding nuanced theoretical and empirical knowledge, the stereotypes about multiculturalism/Danishness, the stigmatised ethnic minorities and polarisation of populations into us and the others.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato7 jul. 2011
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 7 jul. 2011
BegivenhedThe 12th european congress of psychology - Istanbul, Tyrkiet
Varighed: 4 jul. 20118 jul. 2011
Konferencens nummer: 12

Konference

KonferenceThe 12th european congress of psychology
Nummer12
LandTyrkiet
ByIstanbul
Periode04/07/201108/07/2011

Bibliografisk note

Symposium papers were presented by Psychologist Berta Vishnivitz, Denmark and Psychologist Emine Kale, Norway. The convener was Rashmi Singla

Emneord

  • ETHNIC DIVERSITY
  • CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES
  • PSYCHO-POLITICAL PROCESSES
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH & COMMUNICATION
  • INTERMARRIAGE DYNAMICS

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