Mixed Heritage Adults

Nko-Ndande Nkoh Ngulle, Aikaterini Voreinaki, Marina Esanu & Ioanna Georgiadi

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

The population of mixed heritage people is increasing in the Danish society. As humanity students, we found it necessary to carry out a research on the topic “Mixedness”. At the very beginning of this research, we found out that this topic is relatively untouched in the Danish society. At this point, we are researching the experiences that a mixed heritage adult has in defining their identity in the Danish society. In order to support our main point, we will focus on the “baggage” mixed heritage people carry and how they negotiate their cultures into the Danish society. It is essential to refer in their upbringing and their parenting as their mixedness is influenced. In order to have a better understanding on how to carry out a research of this nature, we found it relevant to use theories of a similar research. Four theories have been used and they are going to cover our dimensions History and Culture as well as Subjectivity and Learning. The theories that we will present are: “Mixedness”, “Identity”, “Belonging”, “Transnationalism/Diaspora”. We are aware that the theories might differ between countries, for that reason we rely mainly on the data from participants. Some participants are “Phenotypes”, ethnic ambiguity and others invisibly different from the Danes. As a result , we have found out from our analysis based on the theories we had that to a lesser extent, there is some discrimination especially towards the visibly different mixed heritage people in Denmark but that notwithstanding, there is space for mixedness in the Danish society. Most of the mixed heritage people were brought up with a single or open approach and this will be elaborated more below. It is very important that our topic “Mixedness” has now been touched in Denmark and the data we collected from the participants can impact a lot of people. Our abstract constitute a motivation for everyone to read the whole project as there are a lot to discover about “mixedness” in the main project.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato13 jun. 2016
VejledereRashmi Singla

Emneord

  • Ethnicity
  • Mixed
  • Mixed Heritage
  • Sense of Belonging
  • Race
  • Belonging
  • Transnationalism
  • Diaspora
  • Identity
  • Slef