Doing racism, performing femininity: women in the Sweden Democrats
2017 (English)In: Gender and far right politics in Europe / [ed] Michaela Köttig, Renate Bitzan, Andrea Petö, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 13-27 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
he article has two aims. The first is to illuminate the contributions of antiracist scholarship and feminist studies to an understanding of the upsurge of extreme-right-wing cultural racist parties throughout Europe. The second is to explore how women active in the Sweden Democrats (SD), a Swedish version of these parties, name and act upon their identities as members of what many citizens and a growing number of scholars define as a racist party. We argue that the SD, despite its efforts to include women in the party, is confronted by two contending nationalist narratives: on the one hand that of a gender-equal Sweden and on the other the need for traditional gender roles to be treated as vital for the maintenance of the nation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 13-27 p.
Sverigedemokraterna, Kvinnor i politiken, Högerextremism
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-134444DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43533-6_2ISBN: 9783319435329 (print)ISBN: 9783319435336 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-134444DiVA: diva2:1073914