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Hija Uhlås, Asya, 2021. Communicating waste sorting with newly-arrived immigrants. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



This thesis explores communication on waste management to the newly-arrived immigrants. Communicating waste sorting to the newly-arrived immigrants is challenging because it involves multiple senders and multiple receivers, where culture, knowledge and language needs to interplay. The thesis shows how different groups of immigrants get information in waste sorting and suggests how other groups may be left out without being communicated. There is information gap between the sender and the receiver, and also between different receivers.

Waste sorting is a normalised, social practice in Sweden. However, many immigrants tend to sort the waste without being fully informed on how to sort and the importance of waste sorting. During exploration of the message and its channels of communication, the themes of culture, knowledge and language reacted as noises in the communication of the waste sorting to the said receivers. The study concludes that not all immigrants get the knowledge on waste sorting and if the themes are taken into account, they can facilitate the message to reach the receivers.

Main title:Communicating waste sorting with newly-arrived immigrants
Authors:Hija Uhlås, Asya
Supervisor:Nordström Källström, Helena
Examiner:Bergeå, Hanna
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2021
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM026 Environmental communication and management - Master's programme
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:communication model, immigrants, waste sorting, culture, knowledge, language
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Social sciences, humanities and education
Deposited On:14 Apr 2021 06:29
Metadata Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 01:01

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