To Be or Not To Be the Right Hiring Material – That is the Question : - A Discourse Analysis Regarding Recruitment and Ethnic Diversity with a Special Emphasis on the Romany Student Aid

University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande; Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande


This study aims to investigate how principals in Stockholm as recruiters talk about the recruitment process and ethnicdiversity and how these statements could affect the possibilities of a Romany acquiring a Student Aid position within theschool in question. The statements will be interpreted through a discursive perspective inspired by Foucault and Laclau &Mouffe with a special focus on the power aspect and its consequences in terms of inclusion and exclusion. The resultpresents that defining the right and wrong person for the job is the central theme (nodal point) in the discourse were theRomanies are seen as just almost right as their competence mainly works as a complement to the existing work-force.

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