Stureplan People: Racial Fantasy and Human Reality in Today's Sweden
Immigrants and refugees, and especially those identified by their dark skin, are now the chief symbols of Swedes' disappointment with northern Europeans' gradual loss of economic security amid globalization. But the Stureplan people are a further hated anti-symbol of what is nostalgically regarded as an economically secure and egalitarian past, which, in fact, always included a great inequality of opportunity and esteem across the diverse white-skinned regions and ethnic groups of Sweden.
CitationMatory, JL (2015). Stureplan People: Racial Fantasy and Human Reality in Today's Sweden. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10789.
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Lawrence Richardson Distinguished Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Specialties Anthropology & History, Africa, African Diaspora, Transnationalism, Social Theory Research Summary Anthropology of religion, of ethnicity, of education and of social theory; history and theory of anthropology; African and African-inspired religions around the Atlantic perimeter; ethnic diversity in the African-descended population of the US; tertiary education as a culture; gender, religion and politics; transnationalis