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A contradiction in terms? migrant activists in the Sweden Democrats party

Mulinari, Diana LU and Neergaard, Anders LU (2018) In Identities
Abstract

Right-wing, xenophobic and racist parties have enjoyed immense successes in Europe in recent decades. In Sweden, the third-largest party in Parliament is the Sweden Democrats (SD), with 13% in the 2014 general election. Sympathy for the SD among foreign-born Swedish citizens, both women and men, is far lower than among Sweden-born men, but an increasing number of Swedish citizens with migrant backgrounds support the party. The aim of this article is to explore the subject positions open for citizens with migrant background in the Swedish public space with special focus on the identities and worldviews developed by migrant activists who have joined the SD party and are, to differing degrees, racialised and perceived as non-Swedish. Using... (More)

Right-wing, xenophobic and racist parties have enjoyed immense successes in Europe in recent decades. In Sweden, the third-largest party in Parliament is the Sweden Democrats (SD), with 13% in the 2014 general election. Sympathy for the SD among foreign-born Swedish citizens, both women and men, is far lower than among Sweden-born men, but an increasing number of Swedish citizens with migrant backgrounds support the party. The aim of this article is to explore the subject positions open for citizens with migrant background in the Swedish public space with special focus on the identities and worldviews developed by migrant activists who have joined the SD party and are, to differing degrees, racialised and perceived as non-Swedish. Using the concept of migrant respectability, this research is intended to understand why and under what circumstances migrants chose to join and represent a xenophobic and racist party.

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belonging, gender, Migrants, racism, respectability, Sweden Democrats
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Identities
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19 pages
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1070-289X
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10.1080/1070289X.2017.1418275
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  author       = {Mulinari, Diana and Neergaard, Anders},
  issn         = {1070-289X},
  keyword      = {belonging,gender,Migrants,racism,respectability,Sweden Democrats},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {02},
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  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Identities},
  title        = {A contradiction in terms? migrant activists in the Sweden Democrats party},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2017.1418275},
  year         = {2018},
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