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Lundström, Catrin, DocentORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-6560-5957
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Lundström, C. (2019). Creating ‘international communities’ in southern Spain: Self-segregation and ‘institutional whiteness’ in Swedish lifestyle migration. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 22(5-6), 799-816
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating ‘international communities’ in southern Spain: Self-segregation and ‘institutional whiteness’ in Swedish lifestyle migration
2019 (English)In: European Journal of Cultural Studies, ISSN 1367-5494, E-ISSN 1460-3551, Vol. 22, no 5-6, p. 799-816Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines intra-European relations in narratives of Swedish lifestyle migrants living permanently or part-time on the Spanish Sun Coast. It pays particular attention to the complexities of Swedish migrants’ cultural identities and patterns of self-segregation in the Spanish society by investigating the following questions: How do boundaries of social networks that Swedish lifestyle migrants participate in, or interrelate, with a sense of ‘likeness’? In what ways are the formation of these ‘international’ networks mediated through ideas of cultural similarity and parallel difference, and how do such notions both override and uphold boundaries tied to social, cultural and racial divisions? It is argued that the formation of so-called ‘international communities’ on the Spanish Sun Coast tend to cluster mainly north-western European lifestyle migrants, which calls for an analysis of ‘orientations’ towards a certain ‘likeness’, and the function of these spaces and communities as spaces of ‘institutional whiteness’ that work as a ‘meeting point’ where some bodies tend to feel comfortable as they already belong here. The social and cultural boundaries that surround these communities destabilises the idea of a common, culturally homogeneous European identity and display intra-European racial divisions mediated through discourses of cultural differences. What appears is a south–north divide built upon a deep Swedish postcolonial identification with Anglo Saxon and north-western European countries and cultures, and a parallel dis-identification with (the former colonial powers in) southern Europe.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
Costa del Sol; institutional whiteness; integration; international communities; lifestyle migration; self-segregation
National Category
Social Sciences International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-146219 (URN)10.1177/1367549418761793 (DOI)000487056100018 ()
Available from: 2018-04-03 Created: 2018-04-03 Last updated: 2019-11-04
Lundström, C. (2019). White Women. White Nation. White Cosmopolitanism: Swedish Migration between the National and the Global. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 27(2), 96-111
Open this publication in new window or tab >>White Women. White Nation. White Cosmopolitanism: Swedish Migration between the National and the Global
2019 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 96-111Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Emerging from the concepts of white cosmopolitanism and white cosmopolitan femininity, this article analyses "cosmopolitan narratives" of Swedish migrant women who lived abroad for an extended period and eventually returned to Sweden. Based on eight months' ethnographic work, including 46 in-depth interviews with migrants who had returned in Sweden, the article explores how national boundaries are both maintained and traversed in the construction of a "world citizen". It is argued that the women?s self-identification with a cosmopolitan ethos is structured by whiteness, nationality, and class that grants uninterrupted mobility and "worldliness". As symbolic bearers of the Swedish nation, national ideals act on the white women?s bodies internationally, in ways that both uphold and re-inscribe the nation into the global. Thus, apart from obscuring global inequalities, white cosmopolitan femininity is imbricated in both national and global politics as a place where global structures reconnect with the white nation, thereby enabling Swedish migrants to re-install themselves into contemporary global settings as self-defined cosmopolitan subjects

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
National Category
History Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-154395 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2018.1556226 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-02-11 Created: 2019-02-11 Last updated: 2019-09-20
Lundström, C. (2018). Hemmafru hemma [A housewife “at home”]: Återvändande migrantkvinnors möte med svenska jämställdhetsnormer i politik och praktik [Returning migrant women’s encounters of Swedish gender equality in policy and in practice]. Sociologisk forskning, 55(2-3), 389-414
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hemmafru hemma [A housewife “at home”]: Återvändande migrantkvinnors möte med svenska jämställdhetsnormer i politik och praktik [Returning migrant women’s encounters of Swedish gender equality in policy and in practice]
2018 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 2-3, p. 389-414Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A housewife “at home”. Returning migrant women’s encounters of Swedish gender equality in policy and in practice

This article discusses the experiences of Swedish migrant women who are returning to Sweden after having lived abroad for a period of their lives. Most of them have been situated outside the formal labour market during their time abroad and been occupied with family related work. The aim of this article is to analyse how political ideals formulated around work, gender equality and income redistribution, encounter the constructions of Swedishness, gender and heterosexuality in these women’s stories. When living abroad, the women were provided for by their husbands. Yet, their positions as “trailing spouses” had had severe impact on their opportunities for reintegration into the labour market as well as for their future – or current – pensions. The article discusses the political and sociological consequences of women’s economic dependence, primarily in terms of welfare state distribution and pensions by asking: In what ways are returning migrant women situated in-between a global labour market and the Swedish welfare system in relation to migration, gender and gender equality?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges Sociologförbund, 2018
Keywords
Return migration, gender equality, dual earner model, pension, national identity
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-150055 (URN)000437926900014 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2013-900
Available from: 2018-08-08 Created: 2018-08-08 Last updated: 2018-08-24
Lundström, C. (2018). Icke/vit migration: Reflektioner kring ras, medborgarskap och tillhörighet i en svensk kontext.. In: Tobias Hübinette & Andréaz Wasniowski (Ed.), Studier om rasism: Tvärvetenskapliga perspektiv på ras, vithet och diskriminering (pp. 273-301). Arx Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Icke/vit migration: Reflektioner kring ras, medborgarskap och tillhörighet i en svensk kontext.
2018 (Swedish)In: Studier om rasism: Tvärvetenskapliga perspektiv på ras, vithet och diskriminering / [ed] Tobias Hübinette & Andréaz Wasniowski, Arx Förlag , 2018, p. 273-301Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Arx Förlag, 2018
National Category
Sociology International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-145865 (URN)9789187043918 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2013-900
Note

Ingår i VR forskningsprojekt: 

Att återintegrera svenskheten: Tillhörighetens politik bland hemvändande svenska migrantkvinnor. Dnr, 421-2013-900

Available from: 2018-03-20 Created: 2018-03-20 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Lundström, C. (2017). On 'the migrant'.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On 'the migrant'
2017 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Series
Palgrave Social Science Matters
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-140834 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-13 Created: 2017-09-13 Last updated: 2017-09-20Bibliographically approved
Lundström, C. (2016). Diana and everything else.: Review of Diana and Beyond by Raka Shome. [Review]. New Formations (88), 146-149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diana and everything else.: Review of Diana and Beyond by Raka Shome.
2016 (English)In: New Formations, ISSN 0950-2378, E-ISSN 1741-0789, no 88, p. 146-149Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Whiteness, nation, femininity, media
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126953 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-08 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Lundström, C. (2016). The white side of migration: Reflections on race, citizenship and belonging. In: : . Paper presented at Stockholm Rountable in Linguistic Anthropology.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The white side of migration: Reflections on race, citizenship and belonging
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

‘The migrant’ tends to be imagined as a non-privileged, non-white, non-Westernsubject in search for a better future in Europe or the US, and as such a preconstitutedsubject shaped by notions of marginalization and poverty. What kind ofstories are obscured by this recurrent image of ‘the migrant’, and how does suchcategorization hamper the thinking of privilege, belonging and white normativity?Why are some migrants not regarded as migrants despite their migrant status andwhy are other individuals seen as migrants and thus denied their national belongingin spite of their formal status as national citizens? The presentation aims to developexisting theoretical perspectives on migration and citizenship by combining findingsin current migration studies with critical race and whiteness studies with particularattention to a) autochthony and belonging, b) race and citizenship, and c) whitecapital.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129205 (URN)
Conference
Stockholm Rountable in Linguistic Anthropology
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2013-900
Available from: 2016-06-13 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2018-08-16
Lundström, C. (2015). Relocating Swedish whiteness: Review of White migrations: gender, whiteness and privilege by Stine H. Bang Svendsen [Review]. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 23(2), 140-143
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relocating Swedish whiteness: Review of White migrations: gender, whiteness and privilege by Stine H. Bang Svendsen
2015 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 140-143Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Gender, whiteness, privilege
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127697 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2015.1024283 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-05-09 Created: 2016-05-09 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Lundström, C. (2015). Vita kroppar migrerar också.. Feministiskt perspektiv
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vita kroppar migrerar också.
2015 (Swedish)In: Feministiskt perspektivArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Migranter har blivit ett kodnamn för "icke-vita". Det synliggörs i Catrin Lundströms forskning om transnationell migration där hon studerar svenska kvinnor som av olika anledningar flyttat och bosatt sig i andra länder. Christin Sandberg har intervjuat henne om relationen mellan kön, vithet och globala omsorgs- och migrationskedjor.

Keywords
Genus, vithet, migration
National Category
Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127696 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2013-900
Available from: 2016-05-09 Created: 2016-05-09 Last updated: 2018-05-15
Lundström, C. (2014). Den vita kvinnans olika positioner. In: Kerstin Sandell, Maja Sager, Nora Rähtzel (Ed.), Kritiska gemenskaper: att skriva feministisk och postkolonial vetenskap. Lund: Lunds universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den vita kvinnans olika positioner
2014 (Swedish)In: Kritiska gemenskaper: att skriva feministisk och postkolonial vetenskap / [ed] Kerstin Sandell, Maja Sager, Nora Rähtzel, Lund: Lunds universitet , 2014Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lunds universitet, 2014
Keywords
Genus, rasism, vithet, jämställdhet
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-107203 (URN)9789174738995 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-06-09 Created: 2014-06-09 Last updated: 2014-06-19
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