1 The Department of Psychology and Educational Studies, Roskilde University2 Childhood, Youth and Family Life Research, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University
Youth Interethnic and Intergenerational Relationships
This article throws light on the psychological situation of South Asian youth in Scandinavia, primarily in Denmark, and to some extent in Norway, through the youths’ interethnic and intergenerational relationships. Within the social psychological conceptualisation of transmigration, inclusion and exclusion, individualization and interdependency, these relationships are delineated on the basis of two empirical projects, combined with an array of secondary sources. South Asian youth are becoming a part of the receiving society along with developing their complex diaspora identities through strategies like forming relationships across ethnic borders, youth organisations, and media consumption. Intergenerational relationships indicate negotiations for most, combining individualization with interdependency, but with serious conflicts for some. The conclusions pin point the challenges for Scandinavian societies, South Asian countries and the South Asian diaspora living in Scandinavia.
Psychology and Developing Societies, 2005, Vol 17, Issue 2
South asian diaspora, Denmark, Norway, transmigration, youth , parental generation, responses to discrimination, combination of individualisation and interdependency, adequate psychosocial crisis intervention