Araby - En komplex stadsdel : En kvalitativ intervjustudie av Växjöbors olika föreställningar om Arabyområdet
Sammanfattning: The Araby area has been controversially discussed by media and the Police Department because of criminal incidents that have that taken place in the district. The main purpose of this research study is to gain a better understanding on how the citizens of Växjö perceive the Araby area. The research study consist of three questions (1) How do individuals from the Araby area perceive Araby? (2) How do individuals from other areas in Växjö perceive Araby? And (3) How can we understand the different perceptions that are created about the Araby area? The research study uses different theoretical concepts to get a better understanding of the actual topic.Theoretical concepts such as social identity, collective shame, groupcharisma and identification are a few of the concepts that areused to describe the topic. Qualitative interviews as a method have been used to collect empirical datamaterial. Participants included in the research study consist of residents ofthe Araby area and residents outside of the district between the ages 20-35.The main outcome of the research study is that outsiders have a tendency toperceive the Araby area in a critical way. The residents of theAraby area, however, find the district as multicultural.
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