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“Race” and the upsurge of antagonistic popular movements in Sweden
Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (REMESO)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7328-4863
Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (REMESO)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5046-8638
Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7098-8611
2018 (English)In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356, Vol. 41, no 10, p. 1837-1854Article 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.

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Routledge, 2018. Vol. 41, no 10, p. 1837-1854
Keywords [en]
racism, racialisation, race, international migration, social class, populism, social justice, urban studies, social movements, social transformation, multiculturalism, ethnicity, ethnic relations
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International Migration and Ethnic Relations Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Sociology Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-140170DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1361541ISI: 000435592900006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-140170DiVA, id: diva2:1137941
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REMESO Forte Centre of excellence
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2006-1524Swedish Research Council Formas, 2013-1547Swedish Research Council, 2007–7269, 721-2013-885Available from: 2017-09-03 Created: 2017-09-03 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved

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