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Rosales, R. L. & Ålund, A. (2018). Aktivism som platskamp. Självpositionering och medborgarskapande inom den svenska förortsrörelsen. ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys (9), 53-76
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aktivism som platskamp. Självpositionering och medborgarskapande inom den svenska förortsrörelsen
2018 (Swedish)In: ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys, ISSN 2000-6225, E-ISSN 2000-6217, no 9, p. 53-76Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

I sin artikel undersöker René León Rosales och Aleksandra Ålund de processer som villkorar och möjliggör framväxten av en subjektsposition som aktivist bland ungdomar tillhörande en postmigrant-generation inom den svenska urbana rättviserörelsen som kallats den nya ”förortsrörelsen”. Artikeln utgör en fallstudie av Megafonen, en ungdomsledd organisation grundad i Husby som var central för framväxten av förortsrörelsen. I fokus står den unga aktivisten ”Jasmines” livsberättelse. Empiriskt baseras artikeln på material insamlat sedan 2014 genom deltagande observation, videoinspelningar, intervjuer samt texter, video och bilder hämtade från internet och pressen. Författarna undersöker relationen mellan individuella och kollektiva lärandeprocesser samt transcenderande identitetsprocesser förankrade i rörelsens ”platskamp” i rasifierade urbana landskap. Genom begreppet ”aktivistiskt medborgarskap” belyser artikeln förortsrörelsens platskamp som ett samtida uttryck för medborgarskapande genom vilket unga vuxna politiserar sina erfarenheter av marginalisering och diskriminering och kräver sin rättmätiga plats i samhället.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2018
Keywords
Aktivism; aktivistmedborgare; urbana rättviserörelser; Husby; Megafonen; rasifiering; postmigrant-ungdom; platskamp; segregation
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148231 (URN)10.13068/2000-6217.9.2 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-04 Created: 2018-06-04 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved
Dahlstedt, M. & Ålund, A. (2018). Den nya svenska förortsrörelsen – viljan att höra hemma. In: Magnus Dahlstedt (Ed.), Förortsdrömmar: Ungdomar, utanförskap och viljan till inkludering (pp. 181-199). Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den nya svenska förortsrörelsen – viljan att höra hemma
2018 (Swedish)In: Förortsdrömmar: Ungdomar, utanförskap och viljan till inkludering / [ed] Magnus Dahlstedt, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2018, p. 181-199Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Detta kapitel kretsar kring just förorten som skådeplats för politiskt motstånd. Särskilt fokus riktas mot framväxten av en förortsrörelse bland förortens unga, en form av gräsrotsmobilisering som kretsar kring rumslig och social orättvisa (Sernhede m.fl. 2016; Ålund 2014b). Denna rörelse uttrycker ett lokalt förankrat, men translokalt förgrenat, motstånd mot den sociala exkludering som drabbar de boende och inte minst de unga i förortsområden runtom i landet (León Rosales & Ålund 2017). I denna organisering åberopar förortens unga sin rätt till hemmahörande på lika villkor. Rörelsen drivs av en stark vilja att höra till, artikulerad i en kamp för hemmastadiggörande. De unga kräver rätten till staden och till Sverige som inkluderande hem.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2018
Series
Linköping Studies in Social Work and Welfare ; 2018:3
National Category
Social Work Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-144525 (URN)9789176853542 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-25 Created: 2018-01-25 Last updated: 2018-01-26Bibliographically approved
Ålund, A. & Schierup, C.-U. (2018). Making or Unmaking a Movement?: Challenges for Civic Activism in the Global Governance of Migration. Globalizations, 15(5)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making or Unmaking a Movement?: Challenges for Civic Activism in the Global Governance of Migration
2018 (English)In: Globalizations, ISSN 1474-7731, E-ISSN 1474-774X, Vol. 15, no 5Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article discusses dilemmas of global civic activism from a neo-Gramscian perspective as both subordinated and a potential challenge to hegemonic neoliberal order. With the investigational focus on the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights (PGA) event, the space for civic activism relating to the intergovernmental Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and its associated Civil Society Days and Common Space (CSD/CS) is analysed. The article asks how the future of PGA activism may be influenced by its formalised representation within the GFMD. It posits that the PGA has landed at a crossroad between becoming a global activist counterhegemonic movement to a dominant neoliberal migration policy and being captured in a tokenist subordinated inclusion within a truncated ‘invited space’ for interchange. This ambiguous position jeopardises its impact on global migration governance, discussed with reference to theories of transversal politics and issues of counterhegemonic alliance-building.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
civic activism; global governance; international migration; neoliberalism; social movements
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations Globalisation Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-145393 (URN)10.1080/14747731.2018.1446599 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 348-2013-6682
Available from: 2018-02-27 Created: 2018-02-27 Last updated: 2018-03-28Bibliographically approved
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, p. 1-18Article 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
Keywords
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
Ålund, A., Schierup, C.-U. & Neergaard, A. (2017). Reimagineering the nation: essays on twenty-first-century Sweden. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reimagineering the nation: essays on twenty-first-century Sweden
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This collection of essays offers a critical analysis of neoliberal transformation as it has unfolded in Sweden, long regarded as exemplary in terms of social welfare, equality and an inclusive multicultural democracy. The book presents a multidisciplinary exposition on Sweden, seen in a wider European perspective. It addresses changing frameworks of citizenship, welfare and democracy, migration and asylum, urban segregation and labour market segmentation and processes of securitization. It illuminates intersecting dimensions of class, gender and racialization and juxtaposes xenophobic populism with new social justice and antiracist movements on a changing political stage. Addressing a growing alignment with retrogressive illiberal policies across Europe, the volume exposes the reach of the adverse direction in which European «integration» is currently heading.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017. p. 376
Series
Political and Social Change ; 4
Keywords
migration, rasism, social movements
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-144868 (URN)10.3726/b10645 (DOI)9783631715185 (ISBN)9783631715208 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-05 Created: 2018-02-05 Last updated: 2018-02-19Bibliographically 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, , p. 186-203p. 186-202Chapter 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. p. 186-203
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, p. 341-363Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Borea, 2016 Edition: 3
Keywords
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, p. 191-213Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala universitet, 2016
Keywords
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. p. 389 Edition: 3
Keywords
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, p. 13-37Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2015
Series
Routledge advances in sociology ; 148
Keywords
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
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