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I skuggan av kulturella stereotypier: perspektiv på forskning om genus, jämställdhet och etniska relationer i Sverige
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier, Linköpings universitet.
Hugo Valentin-centrum, Uppsala universitet.
2011 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 48, no 2, 43-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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Sveriges sociologförbund , 2011. Vol. 48, no 2, 43-64 p.
Keyword [en]
ethnicity, gender, gender equality, cultural analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-17427OAI: diva2:812500

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