I skuggan av kulturella stereotypier: Perspektiv på forskning om genus, jämställdhet och etniska relationer i Sverige
2011 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 48, no 2, 43-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the shadow of ethno-cultural stereotypes: gender, equity and ethnic relations in Sweden
Scientific debates about cultural differences between ”Swedes” and migrants/ethnic minorities in Sweden have fuelled stereotypical categorizations and a socio-cultural demarcation between ”us” and ”them”. The authors argue that this development has underpinned constructions of foreignness. In the light of a critical review of the current debate on honour related violence, the authors discuss – inspired by Georg Simmel’s and Erving Goffman’s classic texts on the stranger, the stigma and the construction of foreignness – alternative understandings of culture and politics of belonging with a focus on gender, agency and identity formation. Formation of cultural and ethnic identity should be related, the authors conclude, to a dynamic interplay between the past and the present. Moreover, the social dimension should be highlighted, in order to avoid a stigmatizing culturalism.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 48, no 2, 43-64 p.
Ethnicity, gender, gender equality, cultural analysis
genus, etnicitet, jämställdhet, kultur
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67528OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67528DiVA: diva2:411135