Reading the Stockholm riots - a moment for social justice?
2014 (English)In: RACE & CLASS, ISSN 0306-3968, E-ISSN 1741-3125, Vol. 55, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article examines the 2013 riots in Stockholm in the context of other urban rebellions across disadvantaged metropolitan neighbourhoods in the North-Atlantic region over the past three decades of neoliberal transformation. The authors discuss the consequences of securitisation and police repression, institutional racism, the corrosion of citizenship and the structuring of inequality in Swedish cities. Beyond the violence of the recent riots, contemporary Sweden reveals the emergence of an autonomous, non-violent and organisationally embedded movement for social justice among young people contesting urban degradation and reclaiming the nation in terms of an inclusive citizenship, social welfare and democracy. The article asks whether the Stockholm uprising could possibly be read as a sobering moment of self-examination in Swedish politics that could open space up for new political voices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Publications (UK and US) , 2014. Vol. 55, no 3
Husby; Megafonen; neoliberalism; policing; racial profiling; REVA; riots; social movements; Stockholm; suburbia; Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103871DOI: 10.1177/0306396813509191ISI: 000329326300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-103871DiVA: diva2:692535