liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Att minnas migrationen: Intersektionella perspektiv på Nordiska museets insamlingar och urval av invandrares berättelser
Linnéuniversitetet, Fakultetsnämnden för hälsa, socialt arbete och beteendevetenskap, Institutionen för socialt arbete, SA.
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of History, Tourism and Media. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 23, no 3-4, p. 321-352Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish self-image has been transformed in recent decades from the self-image of a homogeneous country with immigrants to a self-perception of a multicultural society. In this article we investigate how memory institutions contribute to constructing and dissolving the boundaries of the Swedish community by including or excluding immigrants in the constructions of a national self-perception. The ongoing collection “Remembering the Migration” at the Nordic Museum constitutes the empirical case study. The current collection and previous collections of different immigrant narratives at the museum are examples of documentation of subjective experiences and interpretations of the multicultural society in Sweden against a background of increased migration in the postwar period.

      Our analysis concludes that the collection, “Remembering the Migration” has an including perspective. There is an outspoken objective to incorporate the immigrants’ stories about migration in the common historiography and the national cultural heritage in multicultural Sweden. However, our study also shows that the questionnaire used in the collection lacks questions about experiences of discrimination or racism and thereby contributes to recreating a tacit narrative about Sweden as an inclusive and non-racist country or nation. This self-perception is also generated at the website of the Museum, where a selection of 17 collected narratives are published. In general none of these stories tell about experiences of racism or discrimination. On the contrary, most narrators in these narratives position themselves as well-included in Swedish society, mostly through their personal efforts of hard work and/or ambitious studies. However, our study indicates that this including, multicultural and non-racist self-perception is questioned and negotiated by some people who submitted their life stories and rather reveals that Sweden is characterized by, and has previously been characterized by, both inclusion and exclusion in relation to migrants. Furthermore our analysis of the published excerpts from the life stories reveals that exclusion could also be experienced from gender and class positions as well as in some cases also on the basis of ethnicity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Förbundet för Forskning i Socialt Arbete, Swedish Association for Social Work Research , 2016. Vol. 23, no 3-4, p. 321-352
National Category
History Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-139931OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-139931DiVA, id: diva2:1135012
Projects
Berättelser som kulturarv. Makt och motstånd i insamlingsprocesser och berättelser om och med invandrare vid Nordiska museets arkiv.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-01339Available from: 2017-08-22 Created: 2017-08-22 Last updated: 2017-10-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(243 kB)65 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 243 kBChecksum SHA-512
ae813b452b48849cce7e03ba8fb63471f076b2562260c2b4e3aa82aa7bf8823ee0ab62c5a751c6c050b192c83fa6390b944c54b434958621b5cd23d04adbdae9
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Authority records BETA

Thor Tureby, Malin

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Thor Tureby, Malin
By organisation
Department of History, Tourism and MediaFaculty of Arts and Sciences
In the same journal
Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift
HistorySocial Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 65 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 268 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf