Constructing the Other: Ethnic and Racist Categorizations in Talk on Violence
2008 (English)Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
Sweden is increasingly becoming multiethnic, resulting in a complex ethnic landscape. The present article documents how two young men in Sweden use ethnic and racist categories in talk about violence, from two distinct but mirroring positions: one explicitly non-Swedish and one a former neo-Nazi. Both young men describe being the target of violence due to being identified as the Other, and both use ethnic and racist categorizations to describe their fighting opponents. It is also argued here that both men are problematizing and deconstructing present and previous identities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Categorization, ethncity, neo-Nazi, positioning, racism, Sweden, violence, young men
National CategoryOther Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12596OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12596DiVA: diva2:1803