4: Migrant girls’ experiences of integration and social care in Sweden


This chapter explores the narratives of teenage girls who arrived in Sweden between 2014 and 2017 seeking refuge. Their stories of integration through existential struggles relating to rights, identity and belonging stand in contrast to a Swedish integration discourse that emphasises labour market integration. The girls question how their process of integration is framed, as circumstances beyond their control impact on their chances of staying in Sweden. In different ways they argue against how their personal struggles are disregarded leaving them without recognition and support. The chapter highlights the discrepancy between a general integration discourse that conceptualise integration as individual achievements and integration as it is reflected upon by the girls themselves.

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