Jag vill leta efter deras föräldrar: en studie om Irakisk Kurdiska föräldrarlösa barn

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The population of northern Iraq has for several decades been exposed to war and tyranny. in this assignment I seek answers for the following questions: How is the typical family-structure in northern Iraq, in which way has this affected the child emotionally as well as socially and of which importance is the child's gender for its reactions. This assignment is based on interviews with eight younger people in the age between 13 and 20, one hundred questionnaires, 4 months field studies in Northerns Iraq, two observations of children in an orphan home in Erbil and one observation on four brothers and sisters in Chamchamal, which is a little suburb to Sulaimaniyah.
The main point of the survey showed that children tend to develop strong personality as well as their survival instincts are strengthening. That is in spite of the drastic alteration, which has happened in their family -structure as result of the war and tyranny. it stands in contrast to our common picture of how things work when children can put aside such tragic and traumatic experiences . What can be the reason for that?
Original languageSwedish
  • Andersson, Gunvor, Supervisor, External person
Place of PublicationLund
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • children and youth

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