The acculturation in Sweden of adolescents of Iranian and Yugoslavian origin

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The acculturation in Sweden of adolescents of Iranian and Yugoslavian origin. / Hällsten, Martin; Edling, Christofer; Rydgren, Jens.

In: Acta Sociologica, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2018, p. 163-181.

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Hällsten, Martin ; Edling, Christofer ; Rydgren, Jens. / The acculturation in Sweden of adolescents of Iranian and Yugoslavian origin. In: Acta Sociologica. 2018 ; Vol. 61, No. 2. pp. 163-181.

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T1 - The acculturation in Sweden of adolescents of Iranian and Yugoslavian origin

AU - Hällsten, Martin

AU - Edling, Christofer

AU - Rydgren, Jens

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - Ethnic acculturation in a sample of 19-year-old individuals of Yugoslavian and Iranian origin in contemporary Sweden was studied, with a focus on how acculturation is contingent on social structure and social context. Acculturation was measured as orientation to the majority and the parental culture of origin. The results suggest, first, that the two dimensions are weakly but positively correlated, meaning that acculturation identity does not involve any trade-offs, as new strands of oppositional culture theory suggest. Second, it was found that ethnic closure in friendship networks is positively associated with orientations to parents’ culture and negatively with orientations to Swedish culture. Individuals with a rich occupational social contact network tended to be orientated towards both the majority and the parental culture. There was a marked social difference between the most disadvantaged social class and all other classes, with the former being less oriented to both cultures compared to more advantaged classes.

AB - Ethnic acculturation in a sample of 19-year-old individuals of Yugoslavian and Iranian origin in contemporary Sweden was studied, with a focus on how acculturation is contingent on social structure and social context. Acculturation was measured as orientation to the majority and the parental culture of origin. The results suggest, first, that the two dimensions are weakly but positively correlated, meaning that acculturation identity does not involve any trade-offs, as new strands of oppositional culture theory suggest. Second, it was found that ethnic closure in friendship networks is positively associated with orientations to parents’ culture and negatively with orientations to Swedish culture. Individuals with a rich occupational social contact network tended to be orientated towards both the majority and the parental culture. There was a marked social difference between the most disadvantaged social class and all other classes, with the former being less oriented to both cultures compared to more advantaged classes.

KW - Acculturation

KW - Immigration

KW - Iranians

KW - Yugoslavians

KW - Sweden

U2 - 10.1177/0001699317714517

DO - 10.1177/0001699317714517

M3 - Article

VL - 61

SP - 163

EP - 181

JO - Acta Sociologica

JF - Acta Sociologica

SN - 0001-6993

IS - 2

ER -