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  • 1.
    Alvarez López, Laura
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Synen på det nya landet i brev och notiser från svenska migranter i södra Brasilien kring sekelskiftet 19002023In: Historisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0345-469X, E-ISSN 2002-4827, Vol. 1, p. 3-34Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The number of Swedish citizens who migrated to Brazil between 1881 and1914 reached between 3,000 and 5,000. Most were labourers or peasants, hopingto find a better life in a new country. Although it did not compare to thesheer size of the migration flows to North America, it still received some attentionin the Swedish press. Newspapers often presented Brazil as an exoticdestination, but there were those who doubted whether it was appropriatefor Swedes to emigrate to Brazil.This article draws on Swedish migrants’ letters and diaries, written andpublished either while the writers were living in Brazil or, sometimes, afterthey had returned to Sweden. The narratives constructed an image of Brazilas a contact zone between cultures, and are best understood as a discourseand social practice in which the individual journeys played out. The textsprovide insights into people’s experiences of the kind we focus on in our analysis:daily life and observations about nature, the environment, and livingconditions as well as other peoples.There are not only extensive sources for how Swedish migrants reportedtheir attempts to ensure the success of their migration projects inthe European settler colonies in southern Brazil, but they are also sufficientlybroad and varied to provide a good overview, while the existenceof several series of letters by the same writers makes it possible to followindividual migration projects. The article explores the contradictions between migrants’ stories, the evolution of individual Swedes’ views onlife in Brazil, and how their known ideas about colonisation, nationalism,racism, and power related to the contact zone between Brazilianand Swedish society and history.By analysing the texts from an interdisciplinary perspective, consideringboth the Swedish and Brazilian contexts, we map Swedes’ migration projectsand contribute to the discussion of settler migration and its social andcultural implications. We find the Swedish migrants’ discourse to have beenheavily impacted by processes at a level that individuals rarely influence. Yetat the same time, their writings reflected the pragmatic realities of life as amigrant. We would argue that most Swedish migrants who wanted to defendtheir decision to emigrate (and perhaps never return) chose to present it inthe best possible light, whereas those who wanted to return and become partof the Swedish community again adapted their descriptions accordingly, offeringa negative picture of life in their new country and often of their ownemigration projects.

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  • 2.
    Behtoui, Alireza
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Linköping University, Sweden.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    The Performance of Early Age Migrants in Education and the Labour Market: a Comparison of Bosnia Herzegovinians, Chileans and Somalis in Sweden2014In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies, ISSN 1369-183X, E-ISSN 1469-9451, Vol. 40, no 5, p. 778-795Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines how early age immigrants to Sweden from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile and Somalia perform in education and the labour market in comparison with the children of natives. As the results demonstrate, the socio-economic position of the parents, family structure and other demographic characteristics of individuals only partially explain the differences between the descendants of natives and young immigrants from these countries. A further analysis demonstrates that the socio-historical contexts into which these immigrant children arrive and settle, that is the processes of migration, are equally likely to have an impact on young immigrants' performance.

  • 3.
    Hassanen, Sadia
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Westin, CharlesStockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.Olsson, ErikStockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    People on the move: experiences of forced migration with examples from various parts of the world2013Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This volume deals with various issues of forced migration from developing countries, in some cases to neighbouring countries, in others to countries in the developed world. The forty-year period covered is from the late 1960s. In some cases the migration processes the contributors concentrate on resulted in settlement on a permanent basis in a receiving country, in their examples with strong links to diasporic communities elsewhere; in other cases the outcome is that individual families making up the diasporic cultural community go transnational themselves, living here at times, living there for periods, commuting and transcending national, cultural, political and linguistic boundaries. Chapters presenting empirical examples are guided theoretically, bringing observations in to theoretical interpretations. These chapters are interspersed with theoretical expositions of concepts such as durable solutions, nation state, citizenship and transnationalism.

  • 4.
    Høyer Leivestad, Hege
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    A 20 dollar note: 'success stories' of Swedish business actors with Iranian origin2020In: Social Identities, ISSN 1350-4630, E-ISSN 1363-0296, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 219-232Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the career narratives of entrepreneurs with migrant background in the Swedish business sector. Statistics show that the proportion of individuals with a migrant background who reach so-called top-positions in Swedish society is in general low. Migrants with Iranian background is an exception as many of them have reached high positions as professionals in business corporations and themselves established high-profile businesses in Sweden. Based on in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs and managers with Iranian origin, we will in this article look at how their background is made relevant when reflecting upon professional success and failure. The article is concerned with their exceptional professional achievements and, in particular, the individuals' positioning in relation to their 'society of migration', their society of origin, and the social networks are embedded in as migrants with an Iranian origin. The article shows how narratives of success tend to emphasize the struggles of a 'lonely fighter' while at the same time dismiss discrimination as an explanatory factor. The entrepreneurs' success stories nevertheless focus on how one's career path as innovators and 'agents of social change' is intimately linked with a migrant past and experience.

  • 5.
    Lundqvist, Catarina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO). Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO). Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Beyond a Swedish horizon: Young migrants in Sweden and their transnational prospects2012In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 124-132Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the way in which young people of migrant descent in Sweden account for their future prospects and career plans. The article demonstrates how both their position as “migrants” in Sweden and their attachment to a transnational network has a significant impact on how young migrants express ideas and talk about future opportunities. The main conclusion is that from the perspective of young migrants, the transnational social network is a significant social reality to which they position themselves consciously. The network is also attributed a social capital that could extend the subjects’ horizon of action beyond the nation-state boundaries. In this sense, transnationality is a vivid dimension in the young migrants’ life prospects. 

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  • 6.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Att vara invandrare: – igen1997In: I&M, ISSN 1404-6857, Vol. 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 7.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Diaspora: ett begrepp i utveckling2016Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Kunskapsöversikten visar att det finns ett stort policyintresse för frågor som har med diaspora att göra och särskilt de sidor av diaspora som handlar om relationer med och engagemang för hemlandet. Det finns också starka forskningsmiljöer – inte minst i Danmark och Norge – som kan bidra med kunskap om diasporors engagemang i hemlandet och remitteringarnas betydelse för utveckling och återuppbyggnad. Det finns i en del fall en påtaglig optimism både bland forskare och politiska beslutsfattare kring diasporans betydelse inom framförallt utvecklingsoch återuppbyggnadsverksamhet. Ett exempel som tas upp i kunskapsöversikten är hemortsföreningarna och deras bidrag till hemorterna. De diasporiska organisationernas bidrag till att bygga upp lokalsamhällena i det krigsdrabbade Somalia (inklusive Somaliland och Puntland) är ett annat. Ett tredje exempel är de somaliska transnationella nätverkens välfärdsinsatser och system för självhjälp som också har en påtaglig transnationell förankring. Trots många ”goda” exempel och värderingar från forskarhåll har diaspora ingen patentlösning på utvecklingsproblemen att erbjuda politiska beslutsfattare. Den kritiska granskningen av diaspora kan ställa en rad frågor om t ex vad diasporornas ekonomiska och politiska intressen i hemlandet har för betydelse och hur detta påverkar de insatser som de ger. Det finns också kritiska frågor att ställa kring diasporornas demokratiska mandat bland migrantbefolkningen. Dessutom finns ofta ett intresse från hemlandets sida av att kontrollera sin befolkning i diaspora och i vissa fall också använda sina diasporor som brickor i mellanstatliga spel. Många politiska beslutsfattare och policyprofessionella är tveksamma till samverkan med diasporiska organisationer. Osäkerheten kan förmodligen förstärkas om man uteslutande tittar på diasporornas instrumentella förmåga att leverera t ex bistånd på ett effektivt, korrekt och rättssäkert sätt. Diasporor är inga hjälporganisationer – inte ens när diaspora representeras av föreningar – och det är inte i första hand professionell administration, expertis och stora samt beständiga finansiella resurser som är diasporans varumärke. En slutsats som kan dras från denna kunskapsöversikt är att diaspora istället ska sättas i ett sammanhang som mer liknar en civilsamhällelig rörelse än en organisation med fasta strukturer. Diaspora ska snarare ses som en rörelse där engagemanget för det egna folket kan ta sig många uttryck. Med tanke på omfattningen av alla de olika remitteringar som når migranternas hemländer finns här en stor potential. Det finns ett stort värde i att diaspororna utvecklar stödjande praktiker till migranter och hemlandsbefolkning. Det är viktigt för dem som behöver hjälpen att sådana praktiker får utvecklas och fortleva. Särskilt med tanke på att diasporor många gånger lyckas nå fram med hjälp där andra organisationer misslyckats.

  • 8.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Diaspora: renässans för ett begrepp i förskingring(en)2013In: IMER idag: aktuella perspektiv på internationell migration och etniska relationer / [ed] Bo Petersson & Christina Johansson, Stockholm: Liber, 2013, 1, p. 247-271Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO). Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences.
    Efter exilen?: Historien om chilenare i Sverige2010In: Arbetarhistoria, ISSN 0281-7446, Vol. 34, no 2-3, p. 23-31Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sverige blev efter militärkuppen 1973 ett relativt betydande exilland för chilenare. De chilenska flyktingarna formade tillsammans med framförallt andra latinamerikanska flyktingar under 1970- och 1980-talen en gemenskap som bland annat präglades av ett rikt politiskt och kulturellt liv.

  • 10.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Final decisions2013In: People on the move: experiences of forced migration / [ed] Charles Westin and Sadia Hassanen, Africa World Press, 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Framgång på tur. Kapital och sociala strategier i migranters berättelser om framgångsrika karriärer2020In: ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys, ISSN 2000-6225, E-ISSN 2000-6217, no 12, p. 141-174Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln baseras på intervjuer med 32 framgångsrika personer inom affärsvärlden och högskolan som alla invandrat till Sverige från Mellanöstern. Deras berättelser handlar om framgång trots att ursprunget gett dem sämre utgångslägen. De berättar om en uppväxt i samhällen med stor respekt för utbildning och om vikten av att ha ett bra kontaktnät. Detta kapital hade emellertid liten betydelse efter migrationen och en framgångsrik strategi var i stället att pragmatiskt mobilisera nytt kapital i form av ny utbildning, nya nätverk, hårt arbete och kunskap om spelets regler inom respektive profession. Eftersom framgångsrika karriärer på detta sätt ensidigt betingas av villkoren i det nya samhället, blir framgång för migranter beroende av att individerna anlägger en pragmatisk inställning till skillnader mellan samhällen. Detta innebär bland annat att migranter ofta får bortse från olika slags orättvisor och diskriminering.

  • 12.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    From diaspora with dreams, dreaming about diaspora: narratives on a transnational Chilean community2008In: Diaspora, ISSN 1044-2057, E-ISSN 1911-1568, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 362-384Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the realization of "projects" to return to the country of origin for Chilean migrants who lived in the Swedish diaspora and how they relate to the social context in which these migrants lived as exiles. Drawing on long-term ethnographic research and the analysis of returnees' narratives, it argues that the return project is not just the undertaking of isolated individuals, manifested in the decision to move, but rather an expression of discourses and practices embedded in the social context of migrants. The implementation of a return project serves as a "programmed act" of the discourses dominating in exile and becomes, with time, a journey back to "roots" that has different connotations depending on the circumstances of return. The study demonstrates that returnees tend to continue to position themselves as part of their diasporic network even after return. It is concluded that the transnational practices of the diaspora maintain social networks even after people have launched their return projects and moved back to their country of origin. The Swedish-Chilean return projects demonstrate how the idea of people's cultural and territorial roots serves the diasporic networks' efforts to bridge seemingly disparate social worlds and refigures that social space.

  • 13.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO).
    From Exile to Post-Exile: The diasporisation of Swedish Chileans in historical contexts2009In: Social Identities, ISSN 1350-4630, E-ISSN 1363-0296, Vol. 15, no 5, p. 659-676Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The main focus of this article is how a set of practices revolve around the formation of an imagined community in dispersion – diasporisation. The study discusses the case of the Chilean diaspora in Sweden and its transformation from an exile context to a post-exile context facing a drastically altered historical situation. This transformation is analysed as a matter of agency where practices are framed differently as a response to the demand perceived in the context. The outcome of this argument speaks in favour of a diaspora concept that focuses on practices and how these are framed in order to mobilise a putative dispersed population.

  • 14.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Guiden till Spaniensverige: Diaspora, integration och transnationalitet bland svenska föreningar i södra Spanien2018Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur blir de svenska migranterna i södra Spanien en livsstilsdiaspora? Huvudaktören i denna bok är de stora nordiska sociala föreningarna i södra Spanien och de verksamheter de utvecklar för att främja svenskarnas sammanhållning. Studien visar att föreningarna går i spetsen för en diasporisk mobilisering av en svensk gemenskap. Detta görs genom att erbjuda de svenska migranterna sociala arenor, innehållsrika aktiviteter och service av olika slag. Föreningarna kan på så sätt underlätta migranternas förverkligande av sina livsstilsprojekt samtidigt som de också snitslar en väg in i Spaniensverige. Boken handlar om hur diasporagemenskap görs genom en mobilisering kring livsstilsprojektet där ålder, klass och transnationalitet är viktiga ingredienser.

  • 15.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Living next to an airport: narratives on the return to Chile2013In: People on the move: experiences of forced migration / [ed] Charles Westin and Sadia Hassanen, Africa World Press, 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Re-made in Sweden: Success Stories in a Swedish Migration Context2021In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 20-34Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses how migrants from the Middle East are accounting for their successful career pathways as businessperson and academics in the Swedish society. It demonstrates how the stories of these individuals reveal strategies for mobilising the forms of capital that assumes to promote career advancement. It argues that the migrants accentuate a 'middle-class standpoint' with a priority on education; the capital mobilised in their country of origin is 'reinvested' in studies and the making of new contacts in the Swedish society. The article concludes that these stories are significantly shaped by the individuals' professional position and class background but indirectly also by their foreign background. The article also reveals that the conditions set for successful career achievement require individual strategies that pragmatically downplay differences in societies as well as ethnicity and disregard the influence of discrimination.

  • 17.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Sedentary decisions: the representation of migration in Swedish repatriation practice2013In: People on the move : experiences of forced migration with examples from various parts of the world / [ed] Sadia Hassanen, Charles Westin, Erik Olsson, Trenton: The Red Sea Press Inc., 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Svenskarna i Spanien – en ny diaspora?2013In: Äldre i centrum, ISSN 1653-3585, no 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 19.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    The blues of the ageing retornados: Narratives on the return to Chile2013In: Return migration in later life: international perspectives / [ed] John Percival, Bristol: Policy Press, 2013, p. 219-240Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    The Guide to Comfort: The Diasporic Practices of Swedish Clubs in Southern Spain2017In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 156-164Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article demonstrates how large social clubs are operating at the locus of an ethnic community-making of Swedish migrants in Southern Spain. The clubs are selectively targeting the relatively wealthy (ethnic) Swedish individuals of older age, offering them a home-like social arena ‘in Swedish’ in which the mediation of information and services is just one of the ‘guidelines’ the clubs offer to ensure the members a comfortable lifestyle in Spain. In this social space, the Swedish migrants meet, socialise and, to some extent, also consume, rather than participating and integrating in Spanish society. The article argues that the practices used by the social clubs are becoming part of the infrastructure guiding migrants towards a Swedish diasporic lifestyle in Southern Spain.

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  • 21.
    Olsson, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Transnationella rum: diaspora, migration och gränsöverskridande relationer2007Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Olsson, Erik A O
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    En grupp blir till1997In: I&M, ISSN 1404-6857, Vol. 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 23.
    Olsson, Erik A O
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Väljer att vara annorlunda2003In: I&M, ISSN 1404-6857Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 24. Olsson, Erik A O
    et al.
    Dahlstedt, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Jonsson, Christer
    Osman, Ali
    Utanför demokratin: del 6 Strategi för demokrati2000Report (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Olsson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Behtoui, Alireza
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Høyer Leivestad, Hege
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Karriär på spel: Socialt kapital och karriärer för disputerade migranter i den svenska högskolan2018In: Högutbildade migranter i Sverige / [ed] Maja Povrzanović Frykman, Magnus Öhlander, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2018, p. 195-210Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Olsson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Farahani, Fataneh
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies.
    Introduction: Gender, kin and generation in transnational spaces2012In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 99-101Article in journal (Refereed)
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    Introduction:Gender, kin and generation in transnational spaces
  • 27.
    Olsson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    King, Russell
    Introduction: Diasporic Return2008In: Diaspora, ISSN 1044-2057, E-ISSN 1911-1568, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 255-261Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Olsson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO).
    Lundqvist, Catarina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO).
    Behtoui, Alireza
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO).
    Unga migranters studiebenägenhet: Rapport från projektet Transnationella utbildningskarriärer: Studieval, möjlighetshorisont och sociala nätverk för unga med utländsk anknytning2012In: Resultatdialog 2012, Vetenskapsrådet , 2012, p. 112-118Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Olsson, Erik O A
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Att leva nära en flygplats: Chilenska migrante rmellan hemland och värdland1997In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, E-ISSN 2003-5624, no 1, p. 43-63Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Olsson, Erik O A
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Bofasthetens operativsystem: Imer- och globaliseringsforskningen om livsformer och global rörlighet1999In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 2Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Olsson, Erik O A
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Diaspora, transnational engagement and the national regimes: Introduction2012In: Global civil society: shifting powers in a shifting world / [ed] Heidi Moksnes and Mia Melin, Uppsala: Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) , 2012, p. 177-180Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Olsson, Erik O A
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Etnicitetens mångfald och gränser2000Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Under det senaste åren har en våg av etnisk medvetenhet sköljt över världen. Av världens befolkning lever idag fler än hundra miljoner människor utanför sina födelseländer. Samtidigt som broar byggs mellan länder, dras ofta skarpa gränser mellan olika grupper. Här ger sex forskare från olika discipliner sin syn på vårt etniska samhälle.

    Medverkar gör: Etnicitetsforskaren Erik Olsson, som också är bokens redaktör. Sociologen Aleksandra Ålund Historikern Rune Johansson Historikern Heléne Lööw Kulturgeografen Ali B. Najib Pedagogen Elsie C. Franzén Förord av Göran Graninger, professor vid Linköpings universitet.

  • 33.
    Olsson, Erik O. A.
    Linköpings universitet.
    Event or process?: repatriation practice and open-ended migration2004In: Transnational spaces: disciplinary perspectives : [Willy Brandt conference proceedings] / [ed] Maja Povrzanović Frykman, Malmö: International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Malmö university , 2004, p. 151-168Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Olsson, Erik O. A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Gemenskapens möjlighet och ensamhetens svårighet: socialitet, migrantskap och ålderdom2000In: Tvärkulturella möten: grundbok för psykologer och socialarbetare / [ed] Carl Martin Allwood, Elsie C. Franzén, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2000, p. 251-279Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Olsson, Erik O. A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Händelse eller process?: om återmigration som frivillig återvandring2001Report (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Olsson, Erik O. A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    I skuggan av ett beslut: hur migration representeras i Migrationsverkets återvandringspraktik2008In: Främlingskap och tolkning: en vänbok till Charles Westin / [ed] Anders Gustavsson, Sonja Olin Lauritzen, Per-Johan Ödman, Stockholm: Stockholms universitets förlag, 2008, p. 152-172Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Olsson, Erik O. A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Internationell migration och etniska relationer i socialt arbete: svensk diskurs1999In: Socialt arbete med etniska minoriteter: en litteraturöversikt / [ed] Haluk Soydan, Ulla Jergeby, Erik Olsson, Mari Harms-Ringdahl, Stockholm: Centrum för utvärdering av socialt arbete [tillsammans med] Liber , 1999, p. 83-124Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Olsson, erik O A
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Invandrade minoriteter som diaspora2007In: I&M, ISSN 1404 6857, Vol. 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Diaspora handlar om folk som, ofta i omgångar, utvandrat till olika länder. Minnet eller myten om hemorten har en central plats i livet i förskingringen och formar en diasporaidentitet som dock förändras mellan generationerna.

  • 39.
    Olsson, Erik O. A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Kris i IMER-forskningen2011In: I & M: invandrare & minoriteter, ISSN 1404-6857, Vol. 6, p. 29-31Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Ceifo, IMER, tvärvetenskaplig, forskning, i&m, migration Ceifo, det tvärvetenskapliga forskningscentret i internationell migration och etniska relationer blev bara 28 år. Den 1 januari 2012 läggs centret ner. Tecken i tiden? Eller är det frågan om en tillfällig kris i IMER-forskningen?

  • 40.
    Olsson, Erik O. A.
    Linköpings universitet.
    Med väskorna packade: identitetsrum mellan Sverige och Chile2003In: Moderna människor: antropologiska perspektiv på samtiden / [ed] Christina Garsten, Kerstin Sundman, Malmö: Liber, 2003, p. 191-215Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Olsson, Erik O A
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Skapa stabilitet i forskningen!2012In: I & M : invandrare & minoriteter, ISSN 1404-6857, Vol. 39, no 1, p. 42-43Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Tvärvetenskapliga ämnen och institutioner gynnar den vetenskapliga utvecklingen. IMER är ett forskningsområde i behov av utveckling och institutionalisering, hävdar Erik Olsson i sitt svar på Wadensjös debattinlägg.

  • 42.
    Olsson, Erik O A
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Väljer att vara annorlunda2003In: I&M, ISSN 1404-6857Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 43.
    Olsson, Erik O A
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Narvselius, Eleonora
    East, West and what next?: formations of identity among young people in post-Soviet L’viv2003Report (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Olsson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Olsson Nyhammar, Carlo
    Made in Swedish: diasporisation and lifestyle orientation among Swedish migrant networks in Southern Spain2021In: Social Identities, ISSN 1350-4630, E-ISSN 1363-0296, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 197-211Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article demonstrates how large social associations are operating at the locus of a community-making related to the networks of Swedish migrants in Southern Spain. The associations are selectively targeting relatively wealthy older (ethnic) Swedish individuals, offering them a home-like social arena with access to a club equipped with well-known facilities and activities from the Swedish tradition. In addition, these associations offers valuable information and services that ensure their members a comfortable lifestyle in Spain but also facilitates a life with close connection to the Swedish society. In this social space, the Swedish migrants meet, socialise and to some extent, consume, rather than making efforts to participate and becoming integrated in Spanish society. It is also obvious how this environment becomes a hub for maintaining links and societal life with the Swedish society. The article argues that the practices used by the social associations in their mobilisation, are becoming part of a ‘diasporisation’ of Swedes in Southern Spain. It is also argued that these practices are both reflecting assumed needs and requests from the individuals in the migrant networks as well as orientating them into a lifestyle that promotes comfort and transnational links with their country of origin.

  • 45.
    Olsson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    O´Reilly, Karen
    Loughborough University, UK.
    North-Europeans in Spain: Practices of community in the context of migration, mobility and transnationalism2017In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 133-138Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this special issue is the migration of North-Europeans to the Spanish coastal areas which are known to be tourist destinations. This is a kind of mobility that most commonly has been conceptualised as Lifestyle Migration (cf. Benson & O’Reilly 2009a, 2009b). The concept of lifestyle migration has been developed and widely employed as a way of thinking about mainly relatively affluent and relatively privileged forms of migration around the world. The authors of this special issue are moving away from the view of Lifestyle Migrants as a distinct category of migrant, and away from an emphasis on fluid migration forms in the context of privilege. Here, instead we focus on the human-being-ness of all migrations, the ubiquitous search for community and belonging, and the work of inhabitance (Ahmed et al 2003: 1). We also draw attention to the new structures or sedimented forms of social life that emerge from this work of inhabitance. And we also draw attention to the lack of actual privilege for some of these supposedly privileged migrants. In this special issue, we explore the processes of settlement, belonging and home-making for Lifestyle Migrants that are evident in all migration trends (Walsh & Näre 2016). We wish to emphasise that, although Lifestyle Migrants have tended to be treated as a specific type or category of migrant, they are indeed migrants, just as refugees, asylum seekers, labour migrants, and returnee migrants are migrants. Similar processes are at play here even though theconditions of migration might differ. The people who moved to the coastal areas of southern Spain as permanent residents, seasonal visitors and long-stayers are as much mobile human beings as a category of Lifestyle Migrants. So, in this special issue, rather than focus on what is unique about Lifestyle Migration, we examine in depth the social life, the community makings and the everyday realities of British and Swedish lifestyle migrants as examples of global and diverse migrations. We hope the debates and empirical evidence presented here will thus contribute to a richer understanding of the processes of migration in the context of diverse conditions. Further, having been often subjected to an emphasis on fluidity, mobility, and flux (e.g., Cohen 2015), the papers in this special issue draw more attention than previously to the sedimented practices and outcomes of these migrations. The work that the migrants put into community, belonging, routines, patterns, and means of coping and living in everyday life leads to new forms of community, new ways of living, and new sedimented practices that, in turn, shape future lives and practices (cf. O’Reilly 2012).

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  • 46.
    Olsson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Rabo, AnnikaStockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Vem älskar Imerforskning? En jubileumsskrift för CEIFO 20092009Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Olsson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO).
    Uherek, Zdenek
    Institute of Ethnology, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic.
    Bitusikova, Alexandra
    Matej Bil University.
    Gabrielová, Jarmila
    Institute of Ethnology, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic.
    Freemanová, Michaela
    Institute of Ethnology, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic.
    Bares, Pavel
    Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs, Czech Republic.
    Horáková, Milada
    Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs, Czech Republic.
    Martínková, Sarka
    Institute of Ethnology, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic.
    Klípa, Ondrej
    Government Council for National Minorities, Czech Republic.
    Korecká, Zuzana
    Institute of Ethnology, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic.
    Pojarová, Tereza
    Institute of Ethnology, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic.
    Migration, Diversity and Their Management2011 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Olsson, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Álvarez López, Laura
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Rutten till Brasilien: Svenska emigranters texter om migrationsindustri och nätverk2022In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 3, p. 147-168Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During the 1800s until the First World War, the migration to Brazil by Swedish citizens reached several thousands. The majority of these migrants were poor laborers or peasants traveling in the hope of finding a prosperous life in the new country. The Swedish migrants migrated to the new country with minimal economic resources at their disposal and with limited opportunities to decide on their own situation. This article is concerned with the migrants’ representation of their routes in different Swedish newspapers or booklets at the time of their migration. These texts provide insights into the conditions the migrants experienced while traveling to the new country and establishing themselves there, as well as the confinements they experienced when encountering a powerful migration regime linked to the Brazilian government and the migration industry that consisted of agents that organized and administered the travel as well as ex-migrants of Swedish or other Scandinavian origin that offered different kinds of services. The article discusses how the Swedish migrants accounted for their attempts to improve their life-situation while dependent on the migration industry for their survival. However, their strategies also included networking with their friends and neighbors for both community and instrumental reasons. In this perspective, the migrants’ interest in publishing their experiences on the routes fits into their attempts to reclaim social agency and expand their social networks to include the broader Swedish society. One conclusion of the study is that the transatlantic migration of the 1800s seemingly had a resemblance to the current migration from the Global South toward the Global North; the migrants are struggling against exploitation and a powerful migration regime by investing their engagement in a larger social network.

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  • 49. Öberg, Britt-Marie
    et al.
    Närvänen, Anna-LiisaNäsman, ElisabetOlsson, ErikStockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Changing worlds and the ageing subject: dimensions in the study of ageing and later life2004Collection (editor) (Refereed)
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