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Schierup, C.-U., Ålund, A. & Neergaard, A. (2017). “Race” and the upsurge of antagonistic popular movements in Sweden. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 1-18.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Race” and the upsurge of antagonistic popular movements in Sweden
2017 (English)In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356, 1-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Across a crisis-stricken Europe battles rage for post-neoliberal hegemony, with“race” and “austerity” as central signifiers. One of the places where thefrontlines are most pregnant is Sweden; long perceived as a role model for itswelfare state, cultural equity and social equality. Sweden is, however, facingsocial conflicts following in the tracks of a deep transformation in terms ofwelfare cuts, racialization and growing social polarization, targeting inparticular a disadvantaged migrant and post-migrant population. On thatbackground, the paper focuses on the upsurge of mutually antagonistic popularmovements – “racist” and “anti-racist”. We use Sweden as an exemplary case ofEurope’s present Polanyian moment, reminiscent of the 1930s. Yet, currentupheavals expound, the authors claim, a different configuration of crisis andracism as well as a dissimilar utopia for the imagineering of nation and community.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2017
Keyword
racism, racialisation, race, international migration, social class, populism, social justice, urban studies, social movements, social transformation, multiculturalism, ethnicity, ethnic relations
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Sociology Social Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-140170 (URN)10.1080/01419870.2017.1361541 (DOI)
Projects
REMESO Forte Centre of excellence
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2006-1524Swedish Research Council Formas, 2013-1547Swedish Research Council, 2007–7269, 721-2013-885
Available from: 2017-09-03 Created: 2017-09-03 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Kings, L., Ålund, A. & Tahvilzadeh, N. (2016). Contesting urban management regimes: the rise of urban justice movements in Sweden. In: Óscar García Agustín, Martin Bak Jørgensen (Ed.), Solidarity without borders: Gramscian perspectives on migration and civil society alliances (pp. 186-202). Chicago: Pluto Press.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contesting urban management regimes: the rise of urban justice movements in Sweden
2016 (English)In: Solidarity without borders: Gramscian perspectives on migration and civil society alliances / [ed] Óscar García Agustín, Martin Bak Jørgensen, Chicago: Pluto Press, 2016, , 186-203 p.186-202 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Addressing segregation, racism and welfare transformation, a new form of grassroots mobilization among young adults is emerging in the peripheries of Swedish cities. The common denominator is that they define themselves as urban justice movements – with place as the social ground for mobilization. With a Gramscian perspective, the article analysis the rise of urban justice movements in relation to contemporary urban policies in Sweden. We argue that Swedish urban policies during the last 20 years have created a hegemonic urban management regime underpinned by area based programs with a focus on network steering and new forms of partnership between civil society and public institutions. The emergence of urban justice movements is here understood in relation to firsthand negative experience of– and later active revulsion from – having participated in activities and issues related to the urban management regime. These experiences have been a key condition for the beginning of a broader struggle that merges local rootedness with wider structural-institutional conditionality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chicago: Pluto Press, 2016. 186-203 p.
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127639 (URN)9780745336312 (ISBN)
Projects
Urbana rättviserörelser
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2016-05-05 Created: 2016-05-05 Last updated: 2016-05-26Bibliographically approved
Ålund, A. & Reichel, I. (2016). Mellan marknad och volontär aktivism: att arbeta för social inkludering (3ed.). In: Magnus Dahlstedt, Fredrik Hertzberg, Susanne Urban, Aleksandra Ålund (Ed.), Utbildning, arbete, medborgarskap: strategier för social inkludering i den mångetniska staden (pp. 341-363). Umeå: Borea.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mellan marknad och volontär aktivism: att arbeta för social inkludering
2016 (English)In: Utbildning, arbete, medborgarskap: strategier för social inkludering i den mångetniska staden / [ed] Magnus Dahlstedt, Fredrik Hertzberg, Susanne Urban, Aleksandra Ålund, Umeå: Borea , 2016, 3, 341-363 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Borea, 2016 Edition: 3
Keyword
Social integration, Sociala rörelser, Skolan, Arbetsmarknad, Sverige
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127144 (URN)978-91-8914-090-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-04-15 Created: 2016-04-15 Last updated: 2016-04-29
Schierup, C.-U. & Ålund, A. (2016). The end of swedish exceptionalism?: citizenship, neoliberalism and the politics of exclusion. In: Li Bennich-Björkman, Roland Kostic, Branka Likic-Brbooric (Ed.), Citizens at heart?: perspectives on integration of refugees in the EU after the Yugoslav wars of succession (pp. 191-213). Uppsala: Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala universitet.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The end of swedish exceptionalism?: citizenship, neoliberalism and the politics of exclusion
2016 (English)In: Citizens at heart?: perspectives on integration of refugees in the EU after the Yugoslav wars of succession / [ed] Li Bennich-Björkman, Roland Kostic, Branka Likic-Brbooric, Uppsala: Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala universitet , 2016, 191-213 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala universitet, 2016
Keyword
Social integration, Sverige
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130951 (URN)9789186531126 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-09-01 Last updated: 2016-09-07Bibliographically approved
Dahlstedt, M., Hertzberg, F., Urban, S. & Ålund, A. (Eds.). (2016). Utbildning, arbete, medborgarskap: strategier för social inkludering i den mångetniska staden (3ed.). Umeå: Borea.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utbildning, arbete, medborgarskap: strategier för social inkludering i den mångetniska staden
2016 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Tillgång till utbildning är en förutsättning för jämlika levnadsvillkor och ett fullvärdigt medborgarskap. Men med en allt mer polari¬serad och etniskt skiktad arbetsmarknad är utbildning inte längre en tillräcklig förutsättning för social mobilitet, trots att samhället är mer beroende av kunskap och utbildning än någonsin.I denna bok beskrivs relationen mellan utbildning och möjligheten att uppnå de levnadsvillkor som det sociala medborgarskapet föreskriver. Vilka strategier utvecklar barn till invandrare för att övervinna hinder i samhället och erfarenheter av exkludering och stigmatisering? Framför allt fokuseras övergången mellan skola och arbete: Hur präglas utbildningsval och syn på arbete och karriär av sociala bakgrundsfaktorer som klass, kön och etnisk tillhörighet? Vilken betydelse har boendemiljön och den lokala skolan för valet av skola? Hur inverkar föräldragrupper, föreningar och andra sociala rörelser på övergången mellan skola och arbetsmarknad?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Borea, 2016. 389 p. Edition: 3
Keyword
Intregration av invandrare, Invandrarundervisning, Mångfald i skolan, Arbetsmarknad, Arbete, Sverige
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations Social Work Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127030 (URN)978-91-8914-090-5 (ISBN)
Note

Medverkande författare

Aleksandra Ålund, Alireza Bethoui, Magnus Dahlstedt, Fredrik Hertzberg, Jenny Kallstenius, Catharina Lundqvist, Bolette Moldenhawer, Diana Mulinari, Ali Osman, Isak Reichel, Carl Ulrik Schierup, Caroline Tovatt och Mats Trondman.

Available from: 2016-04-13 Created: 2016-04-13 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Puskas, T. & Ålund, A. (2015). Ethnicity: the complexity of boundary creation and social differentiation. In: Magnus Dahlstedt and Anders Neergaard (Ed.), International migration and ethnic relations: critical perspectives (pp. 13-37). London: Routledge.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethnicity: the complexity of boundary creation and social differentiation
2015 (English)In: International migration and ethnic relations: critical perspectives / [ed] Magnus Dahlstedt and Anders Neergaard, London: Routledge, 2015, 13-37 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2015
Series
Routledge advances in sociology, 148
Keyword
Etnicitet
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119091 (URN)978-1-138-78872-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-06-09 Created: 2015-06-09 Last updated: 2015-07-03Bibliographically approved
Schierup, C.-U., Ålund, A. & Likic-Brboric, B. (2015). Migration, Precarization and the Democratic Deficit in Global Governance. International migration (Geneva. Print), 53(3), 50-63.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migration, Precarization and the Democratic Deficit in Global Governance
2015 (English)In: International migration (Geneva. Print), ISSN 0020-7985, E-ISSN 1468-2435, Vol. 53, no 3, 50-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article attempts to provide a critical understanding of the dual signification of “precarity”. It explores what “precarity” as a concept may potentially offer to studies of the changing contemporary political economy of migration. It discusses shifting trends in global migration and point to tendencies for a possible convergence between “South” and “North”, “East” and “West”. Based on a review of current advances in research, it discusses, with reference to the classical work of Karl Polanyi, the potential for a contemporary “countermovement” which would challenge the precarity of migrants. Bringing forward the issue of the “space for civil society” the article addresses a still lingering democratic deficit in the global governance of migration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
Keyword
migration, ethnic relations, global governance, precarity, precariat, democracy
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-110009 (URN)10.1111/imig.12171 (DOI)000355282600006 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Policy Implications

The article is relevant to policymakers, trade unions and civil society organizations. It contributes to the understanding of policy making processes in emerging multilevel global governance and focuses on issues of precarization, migration, and the implementation and accountability of human, migrant and labour rights.

Available from: 2014-08-29 Created: 2014-08-29 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Ålund, A. (2014). Politics of Belonging: A Narrative on Activism in Sweden. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 22(4), 330-337.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politics of Belonging: A Narrative on Activism in Sweden
2014 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 22, no 4, 330-337 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Intersectionality is commonly used as an analytical tool to bring to light how various social divisions merge to produce a cohesive set of subordination practices, but not as often how the concept can be used in the study of agency. Discussing politics of belonging through cases of urban justice movement in Sweden, the article focuses on intersectionality as a perspective interlinking different dimensions of power with agency; thus the aim is to highlight analytically the interconnection of agency with subordinating power dimensions, creating a basis for resistance. This is illustrated with examples on movements for social justice, opposing racism, sexism, and class oppression. The article discusses their collective mobilization and claims for public voice. Using one activists narrative about how the subjectivity denied to citizens can be recaptured, the author demonstrates how reflexive self-awareness becomes connected to politics of belonging, expressing how the personal becomes political.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-116782 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2014.965199 (DOI)2-s2.0-84911942986 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding Agencies|250-2013-1547, Swedish Research Council Formas; 721-2013-885, Swedish Research Council Formas

Available from: 2015-04-09 Created: 2015-04-02 Last updated: 2017-12-04
Schierup, C.-U., Ålund, A. & Kings, L. (2014). Reading the Stockholm riots - a moment for social justice?. RACE & CLASS, 55(3).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reading the Stockholm riots - a moment for social justice?
2014 (English)In: RACE & CLASS, ISSN 0306-3968, E-ISSN 1741-3125, Vol. 55, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the 2013 riots in Stockholm in the context of other urban rebellions across disadvantaged metropolitan neighbourhoods in the North-Atlantic region over the past three decades of neoliberal transformation. The authors discuss the consequences of securitisation and police repression, institutional racism, the corrosion of citizenship and the structuring of inequality in Swedish cities. Beyond the violence of the recent riots, contemporary Sweden reveals the emergence of an autonomous, non-violent and organisationally embedded movement for social justice among young people contesting urban degradation and reclaiming the nation in terms of an inclusive citizenship, social welfare and democracy. The article asks whether the Stockholm uprising could possibly be read as a sobering moment of self-examination in Swedish politics that could open space up for new political voices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2014
Keyword
Husby; Megafonen; neoliberalism; policing; racial profiling; REVA; riots; social movements; Stockholm; suburbia; Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103871 (URN)10.1177/0306396813509191 (DOI)000329326300001 ()
Available from: 2014-01-31 Created: 2014-01-30 Last updated: 2017-12-06
Schierup, C.-U. & Ålund, A. (2013). A Global Migrant Precariat: Labour, Citizenship and Space for Civil Society. In: : . Paper presented at Primer Seminario Internacional de Estudios Críticos del Desarollo. Crisis, Desarollo y Trabajo, University of Zacatecas, 14-15 February, 2013. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Global Migrant Precariat: Labour, Citizenship and Space for Civil Society
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The paper pursues a critical understanding of the dual signification of ‘precarity’. ‘The authors explorewhat ‘precarity’ as a concept may potentially offer studies of a changing contemporary politicaleconomy of migration. They discuss shifting trends in global migration and the rise of a neoliberal‘regulatory state’, and put the question as to whether we may see tendencies towards convergencebetween ‘South’ and ‘North’, ‘East’ and ‘West’. Based on a review of current research advances theydiscuss, with reference to the classical work of Karl Polanyi, potentials for a contemporary‘countermovement’ contesting precarity among migrants. Bringing forth controversies and dilemmasin need of analysis, theoretical elaboration and empirical inquiry the authors ask ‘what is the space forcivil society in governance on migration?

Keyword
Precarity, migration, neoliberalism, globalisation, civil society
National Category
Sociology Work Sciences International Migration and Ethnic Relations Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124692 (URN)10.13140/RG.2.1.4239.7200 (DOI)
Conference
Primer Seminario Internacional de Estudios Críticos del Desarollo. Crisis, Desarollo y Trabajo, University of Zacatecas, 14-15 February, 2013
Projects
Swedish Research Links project 'Counter-Movement of the Precariat? Global Governance, Labour Market Restructuring and Strategies for Migrant Workers' Rights in South Africa, Turkey and Sweden'
Funder
Swedish Research Council, [grant number 2013-6682]
Available from: 2016-02-10 Created: 2016-02-10 Last updated: 2016-02-18Bibliographically approved
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