An autoethnographic study on dutch society: Narratives of being and belonging from the perspectives of young allochtoon Dutch-Muslims

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Abstract

This paper wishes to understand how Dutch-Muslim youth that come from
families with migrant backgrounds give meaning to and position themselves
within Dutch society. Written as an autoethnography, this paper consist of five
essays that weave together my stories with those of my research participants’.
Through my research, I explore the places my participants identify as essential
to their experiences growing up in the Netherlands. These explorations are
unpacked in this paper through narratives of whiteness, neighbour-hoods, and
the complexity of religious identities. I argue that these narratives are integral,
not external, to our understanding of Dutch society. They represent a challenge
to elite discourses that often generalize and misrepresent identities of young
allochtoon Dutch-Muslims.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

Publication series

SeriesISS working papers. General series
Number613
ISSN0921-0210

Series

  • ISS Working Paper-General Series

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