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Noise, voice and silencing during immigrant court-case performances in Swedish district courts
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism. Malmö University. (Concurrences)
Malmö University.
Malmö University.
2017 (English)In: Ethnicities, ISSN 1468-7968, E-ISSN 1741-2706, Vol. 17, no 5, p. 667-687Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article argues that court-ritual unawareness, linguistic shortcomings andstereotypical images about non-Swedish otherness impair the position and actingspace for immigrants in a Swedish district court context. Drawing on two ethnographicallyinformed research projects focused on courtroom interaction during morethan 20 trials dealing with ‘domestic violence’ and ‘street-related crime’, we claimthat immigrant voices are often silenced due to taken-for-granted practices in court.Through analyses of interviews, performances, interpreted hearings and references toa desirable Swedishness, it is argued that situations are created where immigrantparticipants may experience their possibility of being understood as limited and theirvoices as being unheard. Such conditions are emotionally draining and may result inparticipants choosing silence over stating their case. This is a problem, not only withinthe individual court case, but also for the overall legitimacy of the court system and forissues of institutional trust among citizens.

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Sage Publications, 2017. Vol. 17, no 5, p. 667-687
Keywords [en]
Courtroom interaction, ritual, voice, silencing, symbolic interactionism, interpretation, legal legitimacy, principle of misrecognition
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Social Work Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Law and Society
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Social Sciences, Sociology; Media Studies and Journalism, Media and Communication Science; Social Sciences, Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-43594DOI: 10.1177/1468796815588620ISI: 000411609700004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-43594DiVA, id: diva2:816499
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RJ-projektet "Förhandlingar i rätten", RJP12-0405:1Forskningsfinansiering med fokus på "samtidigheter" vid Concurrences, Lnu. LNU 2014/7-5.1
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Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RJP12-0405:1
Note

Elsrud är huvudförfattare.

Arbetet med artikeln är också finansierat av Concurrences, Lnu.

Available from: 2015-06-03 Created: 2015-06-03 Last updated: 2017-10-12Bibliographically approved

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