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  • 1.
    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 1363-0296Article 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.

  • 2.
    Körling, Gabriella
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Bricks, Documents and Pipes: Material Politics and Urban Development in Niamey, Niger2020In: City & Society, ISSN 0893-0465, E-ISSN 1548-744X, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 23-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article I explore the ways in which material things—bricks, documents, pipes, and utility poles—mediate everyday life and politics in informal neighborhoods in Niamey, the capital of Niger. I argue that informal neighborhoods are key sites where the material becomes political. Created “from below,” these neighborhoods are literally constructed brick by brick through the gradual division of land plots, the incremental construction and improvement of houses, the negotiation of connections to the water and electricity networks, and attempts at securing public service provision. These material transformations are central to residents’ quest for legitimation in a context of insecure land tenure (rights). I pay particular attention to the ways in which these material transformations are mediated by social and political relations involving both state and non‐state actors (including the traditional chieftaincy, NGOs, public and private companies, and the municipality). In sum, the analysis of material transformations and interventions in informal neighborhoods elucidates the important role of infrastructure and other material things in shaping urban landscapes and in mediating political subjectivities in Niamey.

  • 3. Johnson, Mark
    et al.
    Lindquist, Johan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Care and Control in Asian Migrations2020In: Ethnos, ISSN 0014-1844, E-ISSN 1469-588X, Vol. 85, no 2, p. 195-207Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article takes the relationship between care and control as a starting point for ethnographically approaching the dynamics of Asian migrations. The pairing of care and control allows for a description of how migration takes shape through the historical development of entangled relationships - ranging from the supportive to the coercive - rather than strictly through dyadic relationships, social networks, structural forces, or as an effect of push-pull factors. Asian migration is thus approached as a socio-political field that is shaped through emerging forms of care and control which is shaped and constrained, for instance, by the state, market, social relations, brokers, and fellow travellers.

  • 4.
    Helmfrid, Sigrun
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Cotton and Cabaret: Domestic Economy and Female Agency in Burkina Faso2020Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the functioning of the domestic economy of smallholder cotton farmers with the overall aim of interrogating female agency, based on ethnographic fieldwork in Burkina Faso in the mid-1990s. The thesis addresses the following interrelated research questions: How were the smallholder domestic economies organized and how did they function? What were the mechanisms for economic inequality and social stratification? To what extent did women benefit from cotton farming? What economic strategies were available to women? And finally, how could female agency be conceptualized in relation to the domestic unit under male headship? Permeating the analysis is the insight that domestic economies of many West African farming societies consist of separate but interconnected economic domains, the “common” economy of the farming unit and the “individual” economies of its male and female members. It demonstrates that women have vested interests in both the common economy and their individual ones, since women’s individual undertakings, to a large extent, are motivated by their gendered responsibilities towards the domestic group. The study argues for an agency concept that captures the different modes in which women exercise agency, both as individuals and as members of social bodies.

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  • 5.
    Uimonen, Paula
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Decolonising cosmopolitanism: An anthropological reading of Immanuel Kant and Kwame Nkrumah on the world as one2020In: Critique of anthropology, ISSN 0308-275X, E-ISSN 1460-3721, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 81-101Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article offers an anthropological reading of the works of Immanuel Kant and Kwame Nkrumah. By doing so it seeks to expose the Eurocentric and racist ontology that lies behind dominant contemporary forms of cosmopolitanism. The article draws attention to the possibility of a more egalitarian vision of the world as one that can be derived from the perspective of an African philosophical viewpoint. Rather than regarding African social theory as a subordinate or subaltern mode of apprehending the world, it places African philosophy on a par with European traditions of philosophical thought. By focusing on some of the central tenets of cosmopolitanism, it argues that Nkrumah, by insisting on freedom and equality for all of humanity, had articulated a more genuinely cosmopolitan ontology than any that can be derived from the philosophy of Kant. The article argues that an engagement with critical anthropology enables us to imagine forms of decolonised cosmopolitanism which are genuinely both inclusive and egalitarian.

  • 6. Kikon, Dolly
    et al.
    Karlsson, Bengt G.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Light Skin and Soft Skills: Training Indigenous Migrants for the Hospitality Sector in India2020In: Ethnos, ISSN 0014-1844, E-ISSN 1469-588X, Vol. 85, no 2, p. 258-275Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In a recruitment centre in Dimapur, Nagaland, indigenous youth are trained for employment as service personnel in luxury hotels, restaurants and airlines. Most of them are unemployed, seeking new future prospects outside the region and the harsh existence of subsistence agriculture. English language skills, a general cosmopolitan outlook and their fair complexion have proven key assets in securing work within the new hospitality industry. In this article, we deal with the activities at the recruitment centre itself, looking at the skill sets - the 'soft skills' - and habitus that the instructors try to instill in the participants to make them employable. We apply the notion of 'affective labour'. Such labour is all about care, or more precisely in this context, caring for customers. But care also has a wider resonance in the lives of the young migrants, that is, to care for the family, community and ancestral lands back home.

  • 7.
    Cole, Tomas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    'Power-Hurt': The Pains of Kindness Among Disabled Karen Refugees in Thailand2020In: Ethnos, ISSN 0014-1844, E-ISSN 1469-588X, Vol. 85, no 2, p. 224-240Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper I show how, for many Karen living as refugees in 'temporary-shelter-areas' in Thailand, acts of care and kindness often slipped into something painful and controlling. Drawing on fieldwork among Karen refugees disabled by landmines I show how asking for and receiving help was almost always accompanied by the visceral sensation of ana, literally, 'power hurt'. On the one hand, ana was the force driving the circulation of care and kindness, provoking people to help others. On the other hand this circulation also carried with it the constant potential to compromise not only the recipient's but also the donor's 'power', which was understood as their capacity to have an effect on the world. In this manner ana may offer us with a way to grasp the ethical-affective basis of a social arrangement that slips smoothly between lateral solidarities and vertical hierarchical relations allowing egalitarianism and hierarchy to co-exist.

  • 8.
    Körling, Gabriella
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Moussa Ibrahima, Hassane
    “Tout a été loti!”: Decentralisation, Land Speculation and Urban Expansion in Niamey, Niger2020In: kritisk etnografi: Swedish Journal of Anthropology, ISSN 2003-1173, Vol. 2, no 1-2, p. 67-79Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In and around Niamey, land has emerged as a central source of economic and political capital and as the object of intense competition. Land speculation has accelerated with the decentralisation of land management including zoning or land subdivision operations (lotissement) whereby rural land such as agricultural fields are transformed into land plots mainly for housing. The multiplication of actors involved in zoning has led to an unprecedented competition over land on the urban fringe, involving a multitude of actors including municipalities, private and public enterprises, private entrepreneurs and individual land speculators, national politicians, customary landowners and other brokers and intermediaries. With the rapid proliferation of public and private zoning operations, zoning and land management have also quickly become central question in local and municipal politics, engendering conflicts, competition and contestation. In this paper we analyse the economic, political and spatial stakes of land management in the periphery of Niamey. We show that land speculation is part of a wider struggle for political and economic influence that is reshaping local political arenas and rapidly transforming the urban periphery.

  • 9.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    An organized network: World Economic Forum and the partial organizing of global agendas2019In: Organization outside organizations: The abundance of partial organization in social life / [ed] Göran Ahrne, Nils Brunsson, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2019, p. 212-234Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter answers the question of how the World Economic Fourm (WEF) constructs authority for itself in the global arena by studying the form of political action that the WEF draws upon. We argue that it constructs authority beyond itself through turning some participants from its many events into a form of members, thus partially organizing its environment. Participants at WEF activities, as well as WEF staff, would call this order a ‘network’. We acknowledge the network aspects of this order, but argue that it is foremost based on organization; it is a decided order, based on decisions taken within the WEF. Empirically, the chapter builds on interview data within Geneva staff and participants at WEF activities.

  • 10.
    Tsoukalas, Ioannis
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Apprentice Cosmopolitans: Social identity, community, and learning among ERASMUS exchange students2019Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present dissertation is an ethnographic study of the Erasmus Programme, the European Union’s student exchange programme. This programme has, for the last three decades, resulted in an unprecedented exchange of ideas and people within the European Union, and it has quite radically changed the conditions for, and the appearance of, student life in many European universities. Over the years the community has developed a distinctive lifestyle, replete with partying and travel, and is characterized by a strong social cohesion and exclusive ethos.  Empirically the study is a multi-local field study involving participant observation and interviews in two European capitals, namely Stockholm and Athens. Both present and former Erasmus students have been included in the study and were followed for an extended period of time. The study takes a close look at some of the experiential and social processes of the ‘Erasmus lifestyle’ and tries to understand them in the light of wider cultural and political processes such as the European unification process, cosmopolitanism, youth culture, and tourism. In the process it surveys part of the programme’s political history, local configuration, social dynamics, communication practices and global interfaces. According to the present thesis, the Erasmus Programme can be seen as a learning apprenticeship through which the young students gain entrance to and get valuable training in the reality of living in an increasingly interconnected world. The strong experiences engendered by the programme, both emotionally and cognitively, lead to a transformation in the student’s self-perception, social representations and social identity. For some students the programme leads to a drastic reconfiguring of their social networks and extant allegiances (e.g., towards their nation, culture), prompting them, after the end of their sojourn, to explore new venues in terms of career development, family life, and place of residence. Although the students do not seem to integrate with the host country to any significant degree, their extended experience of transnational mobility and their first-hand acquaintance with cultural diversity within the group encourages them to develop a more cosmopolitan outlook on the world and their place within it.

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  • 11.
    Galli, Raoul
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Diskurs2019In: Nyckelbegrepp i socialantropologin / [ed] Raoul Galli, Stockholm: Socialantropologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet , 2019, 4Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    DISKURS | Användningen av den specifika språktermen diskurs i antropologin, kan spåras tillbaka till sent 1960-tal och påverkan från just lingvistiken, men också från semiotik och det framväxande interdisciplinära ämnet ”kulturella studier” (cultural studies). Det diskursbegrepp som har haft särskild stor framgång inom antropologin är hämtat från filosofen Michel Foucault. I centrum för hans idé- och vetenskapshistoriska arbeten stod förhållandet mellan kunskap och makt. Foucaults intresse för maktformer – disciplinering, subjektivering, styrning, styrningsmentalitet (governmentality) – kom tidigt att ingjutna energi i den framväxande ”maktantropologi” som från 1970-talet delvis smälte samman med den sedan länge verksamma politiska antropologin.

  • 12.
    Galli, Raoul
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Doxa2019In: Nyckelbegrepp i socialantropologin / [ed] Raoul Galli, Stockholm: Socialantropologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet , 2019, 4Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    DOXA | (grek., ”åsikt”, ”tro”, ”föreställning”). Doxa är en importerad term från grekisk filosofi, där exempelvis Platon i Staten skiljer på ”kunskap” (episteme) och ”föreställning” (doxa). Termen förekommer i Husserls fenomenologi. Inom antropologin har doxa kommit att stå för det ”osagda”, ”förgivettagna”. Närmast hör begreppet hemma i Pierre Bourdieus teori om symbolisk makt. 

  • 13. Hagberg, Sten
    et al.
    Kibora, Ludovic O.Körling, GabriellaStockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Démocratie par le bas et politique municipale au Sahel2019Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [fr]

    Cet ouvrage collectif engage une analyse ethnographique des communes sahéliennes, notamment celles du Burkina Faso, du Mali et du Niger. A travers des études de cas, l"idée est de décrire la démocratie locale telle qu"elle est pratiquée au niveau municipal. La commune est au coeur de la réflexion pour plusieurs raisons. C"est dans la commune que les plans de développement sont mis en oeuvre. La commune est aussi le lieu où les politiques publiques prennent corps dans la vie quotidienne des citoyens. Elle est également l"espace local où la réalisation d"infrastructures et d"actions de développement se concrétise. La commune abrite le conseil municipal, cette nouvelle institution locale. C"est dans la commune que « la forme » et « la substance » de la démocratie se confrontent.

    La commune sahélienne est une arène, un espace public, une représentation culturelle, une institution nouvelle et un enjeu. Elle est « le retour à la maison » en même temps qu"elle est une nouvelle création de l"État. La commune et ses représentants sont traités de tous les noms ; elle est la cible des ragots et des revendications, des mobilisations et des manquements, des développements et des détournements.

    L"ouvrage est le résultat de plusieurs projets de recherche entre le Département d"anthropologie culturelle et d"ethnologie / Forum for Africa Studies de l"université d"Uppsala (Suède), l"Institut des sciences des sociétés du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (Burkina Faso) et le centre de recherche Point Sud (Mali). La plupart de chapitres ont été écrits en tandem entre chercheurs seniors et juniors dans un esprit collaboratif engagé.

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  • 14.
    Thedvall, Renita
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Fast Childcare in Public Preschools: The Utopia of Efficiency2019Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Fast Childcare in Public Preschools presents an ethnographic examination of the implementation of fast-policy management models and the efforts of teachers to use these to improve their work organization, and the frictions this brings. Using examples from Swedish public preschools, the book focuses on essential areas of the Lean management model in particular, bringing to life concepts relating to the care and education of children. The book draws on international childcare policy and public reforms, exploring the assignments that preschools are set and argues that separating the pedagogical and the organizational as suggested by proponents of management models is not possible.

    This book considers Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore’s work on ‘fast policy’ and ‘model power’ and analyzes the tensions between the easy-to-use and difficult-to-use in management models. The model form of Lean’s management model rendered it difficult to align with existing childcare policy, pedagogical models, and the organization of a preschool. The book explores the utopian dimension of a modern project in pursuit of efficiency and speed in relation to the Lean model and the preschool teachers’ work, by asking, ‘what are the wider societal implications of the Lean project in preschools?’

    Fast Childcare in Public Preschools will be of great interest to cultural anthropologists, qualitative sociologists and political scientists, and organizational researchers interested in the anthropology of policy.

  • 15.
    Rabo, Annika
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Formal education systems as arenas of inclusion and exclusion: Comparative case studies from Lebanon and Syria2019In: Sites of Pluralism: Community Politics in the Middle East / [ed] Firat Oruc, London: C. Hurst & Co., 2019, p. 43-61Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Garsten, Christina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Förförande framtider: antropologiska perspektiv på global styrning2019In: Om Bo Rothstein: forskaren, debattören, livsnjutaren / [ed] Sven Engström, Sven Hort, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2019Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Körling, Gabriella
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Great Expectations and Uncertain Futures: Education and Social Im/mobility in Niamey, Niger2019In: Social Im/mobilites in Africa: Ethnographic Approaches / [ed] Joël Noret, Berghahn Books, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Sweden.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Södertörn University, Sweden.
    His Master’s Voice? Conceptualizing the relationship between business and the World Economic Forum2019In: Journal of business anthropology, ISSN 2245-4217, E-ISSN 2245-4217, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 41-62Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Commonly, the relationship between corporations and non-for profit organizations, such as foundations, think tanks and private research institutes, is analyzed in terms suggesting that when acting as funders corporations set the frames for the non-for profit organization who, in turn, not only mimics but also serves as to broadcast the views of its funder. Drawing on the case of the Swizz based foundation/think tank World Economic Forum and its corporate funders we scrutinize this relationship. We show that as an organization interested in global policy making it is of vital importance for the Forum to construct its own agency, not merely giving voice to its funder’s views, and that it will do so drawing on the resources that the funders provide. Moreover, we submit that as organizations all partaking actors will endeavor to construct their own agency, oftentimes by drawing on the resources of others. In so doing, actors may have both overlapping and divergent interests. Evoking the Lévi-Strauss concept of the bricoleur, we analyze how the various and multifaceted priorities of corporations will not only be filtered by the Form, but it will also make use of the resources at hand for organizing forth own policy messages. The result is a complex and dynamic web of actors and voices.

  • 19.
    Gustafsson, Anna
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. University of St Andrews, UK.
    Invisible Craftsmanship: Lulesami Women's Production of Handicraft and Well-Being at Home2019In: Journal of Modern Craft, ISSN 1749-6772, E-ISSN 1749-6780, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 109-121Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper looks at the contemporary role of handicraft among Lulesami people, a subgroup of the indigenous Sami, in Northern Norway. Many studies have addressed the changes in Sami craftsmanship over time, its symbolic significance for Sami culture and its recent commodification. By contrast, unpaid craft production at home has gained less attention. My ethnography addresses this gap and considers the significance of women's domestic craft production. While women's domestic work cannot easily be measured, this analysis shows that their craftsmanship plays an important part in creating personal and social well-being in everyday life. Paying attention to the demands of domestic handicraft made for non-commercial purposes provides novel insights into Sami handicraft and the significance of women's domestic work in contemporary society.

  • 20.
    Nilsson, Johan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Know your customer: Client captivation and the epistemics of market research2019In: Marketing Theory, ISSN 1470-5931, E-ISSN 1741-301X, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 149-168Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Market research requires both making knowledge and maintaining client relationships. This article inquires into how this feature of commissioned knowledge is dealt with by a group of market researchers. Reception determines the value of the knowledge produced, prompting producers to both prepare informative content and ensure that it lands well with the recipient. Therefore, the nature and dispositions of clients and how their reception can be shaped are integral to the making of knowledge. The article explores an ethnographic case of how market researchers attempt to appeal to and shape the dispositions of their clients throughout the research process. Drawing on means of capture as a metaphor, I show how market researchers frame working with clients as a straightforward issue despite conflicting definitions of just who the client is and what it means to help them.

  • 21.
    Körling, Gabriella
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Moussa, Mohamed
    Les élections municipales de 2011 dans un arrondissement de Niamey (Niger): entre politique nationale et enjeux locaux2019In: Démocratie par le bas et politique municipale au Sahel / [ed] Sten Hagberg, Ludovic O. Kibora, Gabriella Körling, Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2019, , p. 209p. 59-74Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Ekoluoma, Mari-Elina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Local Politics in Controlling Commercial Sex in a Philippine Municipality2019In: kritisk etnografi: Swedish Journal of Anthropology, ISSN 2003-1173, Vol. 2, no 1-2, p. 111-124Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    At the most local level, Philippine political structure relies on two institutions. The smallest political unit is the barangay, which has its own elected council and a barangay Captain. Sabang, the tourist town in focus in this article, constitutes together with twelve other barangays the Municipality of Puerto Galera. Sabang has since the early 1980s developed into a thriving international sex tourism town, which has brought the population lucrative business opportunities, but also a reputation of seediness, immorality and a place of illegal and illicit activities. Although prostitution is nationally illegal in the Philippines, it is also controlled and monitored by the municipal and barangay authorities. From the mid-1990s and forward, the municipal government of Puerto Galera have made several attempts to control the perceived “lewdness” (as it is formulated in official documents) of Sabang, in particular the behaviors and activities of the go-go bars. These attempts have been highly controversial and led to unprecedented events in municipal politics. I explore these charged issues in Puerto Galera ethnographically: who and which institutions are entitled to a) identify, and b) control “lewdness”? These questions inevitably draw attention to municipal policy-making and the various local responses to particularly controversial municipal policies.

  • 23.
    Uimonen, Paula
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    #MeToo in Sweden: Museum Collections, Digital Archiving and Hashtag Visuality2019In: Ethnos, ISSN 0014-1844, E-ISSN 1469-588XArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In October 2017, the Nordic Museum in Stockholm launched its #metoo collection. The aim was to capture the viral #MeToo campaign that in Sweden has been likened to a (feminist) revolution. Based on archival research, interviews and media analysis, this article explores public submissions to the #metoo collection and analyses the museum's rationale for collecting what is considered to be difficult cultural heritage. Noting the absence of images in the collection, the article argues that the iconic hashtag #MeToo constitutes an alternative form of digital visuality, here termed hashtag visuality. Hashtag visuality, the article suggests, is an emerging form of visual representation that captures the multimodal logic of social media, blurring distinctions between texts and images. In Sweden, #MeToo hashtag visuality reveals the contradictory prevalence of structural sexism and sexual violence in a country with a national self-image of gender equality and a self-proclaimed feminist government, while affirming feminist agency.

  • 24.
    Aguirre Vidal, Gladis
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Mobilising care: Ecuadorian families and transnational lives between Ecuador and Spain2019Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis focuses on the dynamics of care in the transnational lives of Ecuadorian migrant women in Spain. It is concerned with the various forms of care that take shape and are sustained in the workplace, between friends, and among family members in Ecuador and Spain. Ultimately, it sheds light on how care is mobilised to sustain ideals of solidarity at work as well as togetherness in transnational life. The thesis is set against the background of the economic and political crisis in Ecuador of the late 1990s and early 2000s, which resulted not only in the dollarization of the economy and the removal of the country’s president, but in a dramatic shift of traditional male migration from the southern highlands to the United States, to a new wave of largely middle class female migration to Western Europe, especially Spain. Women from across the country left their children, spouses and elderly parents behind to work in domestic and care jobs abroad. In Ecuador, this disturbed the dominant cultural imaginary of the co-habitating and united family, centred on the presence of the woman as mother and wife. In light of this, the thesis engages with women’s dilemmas in giving and receiving care during years of absence, the role of family members, friends and domestic workers in this process, and the development of long-term goals focused on remittances, reunification, return, and the ultimate goal of creating a better future. Most generally, while challenging a series of dichotomies between love and money, home and work, gift and commodity—which have structured academic discussions concerning the feminization of international migration—the thesis describes the intimate relationship between women’s participation in the gift economy and a global labour market through the lens of care relationships.

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  • 25.
    Ekoluoma, Mari-Elina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Moraliska gränser i sexturismen till Filippinerna: Olagligt, reglerat och ambivalent2019In: Turismens och resandets utmaningar / [ed] Sandra Wall-Reinius, Susanna Heldt Cassel, Stockholm: Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi , 2019, p. 155-176Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Galli, Raoul
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Hannerz, Ulf (Creator)
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Nyckelbegrepp i socialantropologin2019Collection (editor) (Other academic)
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  • 27.
    Rodineliussen, Rasmus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Organising the Syrian revolution - student activism through Facebook2019In: Visual Studies, ISSN 1472-586X, E-ISSN 1472-5878, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 239-251Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article I engage with the use of Facebook by Syrian student activists to mobilise demonstrations and other acts of resistance against the regime of Al-Assad. The material presented was collected during fieldwork among Syrian refugees in Sweden and activists still in Aleppo, Syria, between 2015 and 2016. Methodologically this is an anthropological qualitative study, employing the method of participant-observation, including online interviews with interlocutors in Syria as a compliment to observations and interviews conducted in Sweden. The findings suggest that although Facebook was not a reason behind the revolution it was an important infrastructure for mobilisation during the revolution. Moreover, I show how Facebook not only allowed activists to mobilise, but also to share images of atrocities in Syria with a global public as well as publish paintings and caricatures of the regime as means to situate themselves within the Syrian revolutionary context. My material illustrates the importance of visuals both as 'visual proofs' and as a media of communication. The article follows the developments of the revolution to show how the use of visuals and social media developed as events turned increasingly violent. With the increasing violence I also probe into how the west viewed what was happening in Syria through images, and conclude on some possible reasons behind the lack of action on behalf of the western audience.

  • 28.
    Palaiorouta, Eleni Zoi
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Organizational Precarity: An Anthropological study of a Civil Society Organization in austerity-ridden Greece2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines a Greek civil society organization, which is struggling to cope with the precarity caused by the environment of crisis. By looking into the austerity that prevails in Greece, I aim to discuss the connection between the Greek society and the organization, as both of them are struggling with the consequences of the crisis which brings them into a precarious position. The methods used during the fieldwork were mainly participant observation in the space of the organization, and interviews as well as informal conversations with the members and recipients of the Solidarity Association. By analyzing their discourses introduced in the thesis through ethnographic stories, I claim that the interplay between precarious labor and precarious life transforms the organization into a space of silence. I suggest that this deadening of life should not only be seen as an outcome of the long period of living under harsh conditions, but also as one of the factors which brings the organization into dissolution. By looking at the disintegration of the Solidarity Association, I discuss that its solidarian culture turns into a philanthropic one due to individualistic behaviors which I argue are one of the outcomes of people’s precarious living. This thesis focuses more on what precarity does rather on what it is and it should be seen as a contribution to the understanding of the influence that precarity has on an organization placed in the context of contemporary austerity-ridden Greece. 

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  • 29.
    Schwabe, Siri
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Resistance in representation: the diasporic politics of Club Deportivo Palestino2019In: Soccer & Society, ISSN 1466-0970, E-ISSN 1743-9590, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 693-703Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores the relationship between soccer and diasporic resistancethroughan examination of Club Deportivo Palestino, a professional footballclubbased in Santiago de Chile.The first 'Club Sportivo Palestina' was founded by Palestinian immigrants in the Chilean capital in 1916. Currently, Palestino plays in the Chilean first division and is among the top teams in the country. Meanwhile, the club is often claimed to represent the Palestinian people and has beena foundational pillar of a diasporic communityto whichthe Palestinianstruggle is a central mobilizing force. In this article, which is based on long-term fieldwork, I seek to show that the political potential in this kind of diaspora club lies first and foremost inrepresentation, and, furthermore, that notions of resistance in this case are closely tied to a wider struggle for an enduring Palestinian presence.

  • 30.
    Rabo, Annika
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Review of recent books on Syria and Syrian refugees (Chatty, Provence, Pearlman, Rabil)2019In: Mashriq & Mahjar, E-ISSN 2169-4435, Vol. 6, no 2Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Vonderau, Asta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Scaling the Cloud: Making State and Infrastructure in Sweden2019In: Ethnos, ISSN 0014-1844, E-ISSN 1469-588X, Vol. 84, no 4, p. 698-718Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Popular representations imagine the internet as being immaterial and fluid; hidden from the public eye are the industry and complex infrastructure securing the functionality of the World Wide Web, as well as this industry's social and environmental effects. Focussing on the implementation of a Facebook data centre in the Swedish city of Lulea, this article investigates how the global cloud is localised within a specific historical and social context. It shows how this new industrial development becomes a part of state-making and regional identity-building processes by triggering the re-scaling of territories and shaping new geographies in relation to expanding cloud infrastructures. Tracing those infrastructure-making processes reveals some of the key dynamics between the Swedish state, its regions and the global IT economy.

  • 32.
    Behtoui, Alireza
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Södertörn University, Sweden.
    Hertzberg, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Jonsson, Rickard
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.
    León Rosales, René
    Neergaard, Anders
    Sweden: The Otherization of the Descendants of Immigrants2019In: The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education / [ed] Peter A. J. Stevens, A. Gary Dworkin, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, 2, no 0721474136, p. 999-1034Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter offers a systematic review of the literature on educational inequality and school attainments of immigrants’ offspring in Sweden. The review covers research conducted between 1990 and 2015 and critically examines how different research traditions explain this inequality. The chapter begins by mapping the key characteristics of the Swedish educational system together with Swedish immigration patterns. Thereafter, five major research traditions that explain educational inequality and ethnic background in Sweden are presented. These perspectives include (1) political arithmetic; (2) racism and discrimination; (3) language proficiency tradition; (4) school choice and school segregation; and (5) cultural and social capital and socio-historical contexts. The ‘political arithmetic’ tradition, which starts mainly from a positivistic approach and employs large-scale, quantitative research strategies, has focused on the individual and demographic characteristics of pupils. The main assumption of the other research clusters is that there are important contextual circumstances (beyond individual factors) which decisively affect the educational achievements of the descendants of immigrants. While often dominated by qualitative approaches, these types of research do sometimes include quantitatively designed studies. These research traditions take a more critical stance on government policies, which have produced an extremely segregated school system, and show the consequences of a concentration of children of families from vulnerable groups (economically disadvantaged and immigrant groups in marginalized neighborhoods) in schools with limited resources.

  • 33.
    Hassanen, Sadia
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Woldu, Dawit Okubatsion
    Mkuu, Rahma
    The effects of migration on the practice and perception Female Genital Cutting (FGC) among the Horn of Africa's immigrants in Melbourne Australia2019In: AIMS public health, ISSN 2327-8994, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 67-78Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This research examines the effects of migration on the practice and perception of Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C) among Horn of Africa immigrants in Melbourne Australia. According to UN 2016 report, on (FGM/C), there are at least 200 million girls and women alive today globally that have undergone some of form of FGM/C. The same report highlights that most of these practices are concentrated in parts of Africa, Middle East and South Asia. Our research employed in-depth semi-structured interviews with 50 men and women informants and five focus groups among the Horn of Africa immigrants living in Melbourne Australia. Interview and focus group data were analysed using MAXQUDA text analysis software to see emerging themes from the data. Upon the examination of the interviews and focus group data, we found that gender and immigration were the two factors that influenced immigrant's perception about FGC. Understanding the social and cultural dynamics on the perception of FGC among immigrant communities in the West could help in devising appropriate interventions to tackle FGC in several groups where this practice is commonly occurring.

  • 34.
    Behtoui, Alireza
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Södertörns högskola, Sweden.
    Høyer Leivestad, Hege
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    The "stranger" among Swedish "homo academicus"2019In: Higher Education, ISSN 0018-1560, E-ISSN 1573-174X, Vol. 77, no 2, p. 213-228Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article deals with individuals of immigrant background in Swedish higher education—i.e., those who have a PhD and work in Swedish universities. The aim of the study is to examine whether and how factors other than academic qualifications—such as gender and migrant background—may affect the individual’s ability to find employment and pursue a successful career in a Swedish institution of higher education. The data used in the first section are Swedish registry data (LISA database and population), administered by Statistics Sweden. The second part of the paper is based on semi-structured interviews with 19 academics of migrant background. The results show that, given the same work experience and compared to the reference group (born in Sweden with at least one Swedish-born parent), individuals born in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America are, firstly, more likely to be unemployed and, secondly, if they are employed, to have a lower income (lower position). The ways in which such gaps arises are also examined.

  • 35.
    Khosravi, Shahram
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    What do we see if we look at the border from the other side?2019In: Social Anthropology, ISSN 0964-0282, E-ISSN 1469-8676, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 409-424Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We live in a time of wall fetishism. Never have human beings been so obsessed with building walls as they are today. Walls are, however, age-old. Empires built walls. And if we look closer, we can see that there are still traces of the old imperial visions in the modern borders and border walls. In this essay I will look at the connections of wars and walls, walls and empires. Through a radical historicisation I will argue that there is a link between the installation of border walls (here) and the unsettling of communities (there). The current border regime is part of a larger and older project of colonial accumulation by dispossession and expulsion; stealing wealth, labour force and time. I will also argue that border crossing discloses the cracks in the dominant narration of borders and that travellers without papers denaturalise what are otherwise naturalised borders, and politicise what are otherwise depoliticised borders. I will illustrate this argument by following travellers without papers along the railways in the Balkans; tracing Afghan deportees in Kabul; and following the social life of the materialities used in the oil sites in Iran and in the wall between Mexico and the USA.

  • 36.
    Khosravi, Shahram
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    A FRAGMENTED DIASPORA: Iranians in Sweden2018In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, ISSN 1799-649X, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 73-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The notion of diaspora generally indicates achievements: creating a home outside the homeland, entrepreneurship, the establishment of local and global networks, new organisations, media and spatial as well as social mobility. In studies of Iranian diaspora, a rosy picture of 'super successful' Iranians has often obscured other aspects of the diaspora - failure, conflicts, internal exclusion and fragmentation of the group along various lines, such as ideologies, class, gender, local identification and cause of migration. Through ethnographic vignettes of the Iranian migrants in Sweden, this article demonstrates the segmentation, hybridity and complexity of the experiences of the diaspora. Avoiding the language of generalisation and by focussing instead on particular histories and individual circumstances, it reveals the diversity, disintegration and contradictions within what has been assumed to be a homogeneous and static diaspora.

  • 37.
    Karlsson, Bengt G.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    After political ecology: New directions in the anthropology of the environment2018In: Anthropology Today, ISSN 0268-540X, E-ISSN 1467-8322, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 22-24Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book review article probes present anthropological engagement with the environment through the prism of political ecology, placing political ecology in conversation with newer work in environmnetal anthropology. In situating this conversation, the reviewer draws on four recent anthropological monographs that, in one way or another, deal with aspects of nature'. The four monographs are Tania Murray Li's (2014) Land's end: Capitalist relations on an indigenous frontier; Marianne Elisabeth Lien's (2015) Becoming salmon: Aquaculture and the domestication of fish; Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing's (2015) The mushroom at the end of the world: On the possibility of life in capitalist ruin; and, lastly, Marisol de la Cadena's (2015) Earth beings: Ecologies of practice across Andean worlds. As I suggest, political ecology requires a radical remake, perhaps a political ecology 2.0, which brings in nature in a new way and makes the category of the political more inclusive.

  • 38.
    Rönn, Victoria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    "Att bli sedd är att finnas": En studie om den involverade, men ofta bortprioriterade anhörige2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 39.
    Leivestad Høyer, Hege
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Caravan Cultures: Second Homes on Wheels2018In: The Routledge Handbook on Second Home Tourism and Mobilities / [ed] Michael Hall, Dieter Müller, Routledge, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Leivestad Høyer, Hege
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Caravans: Lives on Wheels in Contemporary Europe2018Book (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Leivestad Høyer, Hege
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Behtoui, Alireza
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    "De andra" i den svenska akademiska eliten2018In: Eliter i Sverige: Tvärvetenskapliga perspektiv på makt, status och klass / [ed] Bengt Erik Eriksson, Mikael Holmqvist, Lena Sohl, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, p. 247-274Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Handelshögskolan i Stockholm, Sverige .
    Rothstein, Bo
    Svallfors, Stefan
    De policyprofessionella: En okänd politisk elit?2018In: Eliter i Sverige: tvärvetenskapliga perspektiv på makt, status och klass / [ed] Bengt Eriksson, Mikael Holmqvist, Lena Sohl, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, p. 275-308Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Strömdahl Östberg, Adam
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Helperin, Simon
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Den (själv)medvetna konsumenten: Politisk konsumtion och studenters strävan efter erkännande2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka hur åtta studenter som identifierar sig själva som medvetna konsumenter använder politisk konsumtion som strategi för att söka erkännande inför sig själv och andra. Studien tar särskild hjälp av teoretiska begrepp konstruerade av Pierre Bourdieu. Metoden som används för datainsamling är semistrukturerade intervjuer. Utifrån detta syfte har följande frågeställningar formulerats: Vilka strategier använder åtta studenter för att söka erkännande genom politisk konsumtion? Vilka blir konsekvenserna av dessa strategier och hur skiljer de sig mellan männen och kvinnorna i studien?

    Tidigare forskning visar att hur mycket av en persons konsumtion som är politisk beror på position och roll i samhället. Framförallt kvinnor och de med akademisk utbildning tenderar att vara de största politiska konsumentgrupperna. Vidare vet vi att Sverige internationellt sett har relativt hög politisk konsumtion. Många upplever att det är svårt att göra rätt inför sig själva och inför samhället i relation till politisk konsumtion. Genom Bourdieus teoretiska perspektiv där både aktören och strukturen fångas in i begreppet habitus har vi undersökt hur åtta studenter i Stockholm hanterar frågor om rätt och fel i relation till politisk konsumtion. Resultat och analys presenteras utifrån följande teman: Att konsumera politiskt; Kunskapskapital; Konstruktionen av ett självreflexivt habitus. De två första temana beskriver strategier för att nå erkännande, det vill säga ackumulera vad Bourdieu kallar symboliskt kapital, det sista temat ämnar till att beskriva aspekter och konsekvenser av respondenternas habitus utifrån dissonans, ambivalens och skam. Slutligen pekar studien på en skillnad i hur män och kvinnor känner kring politisk konsumtion. Denna studie är explorativ och uppmuntrar till vidare studier om såväl studenter som andra samhällsgruppers relation till politisk konsumtion.

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  • 44.
    Wulff, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Disaporic Divides: Location and Orientations of "Home" in Pooneh Rohi's Araben2018In: World literatures: exploring the cosmopolitan-vernacular exchange / [ed] Stefan Helgesson, Annika Mörte Alling, Yvonne Lindqvist, Helena Wulff, Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2018, p. 119-128Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter draws on a literary anthropological project which explores the social world of the young generation of diaspora writers and their work (fiction, plays, journalism) in Sweden. It uncovers experiences of racism in a country which boasts an ethnically inclusive policy while identifying instances of literary cosmopolitanism from within. Pooneh Rohi´s novel The Arab (2013) circles around the idea of home in terms of homelessness, and the designation “stranger” as the protagonist leads his lonely life in snow-covered Stockholm where he moved decades ago from Iran. For “the Arab” is actually Persian, but is taken to be an Arab in the Swedish context. Sweden is not home to him, he is homeless in his heart. A young woman in the novel is also from Iran, but she is so well integrated that people think she was adopted. Her childhood memories from Iran are now a mirage from the past, a fading scent of salt from the sea. Later, her longing for “that part of the room that is invisible in the mirror” gets stronger.

  • 45.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Discreet power: how the World Economic Forum shapes market agendas2018Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Discreet Power, Christina Garsten and Adrienne Sörbom undertake an ethnographic study of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Accessing one of the primary agenda-setting organizations of our day, they draw on interviews and participant observation to examine how the WEF wields its influence. They situate the WEF within an emerging system of "discretionary governance," in which actors craft ideas and entice formal authorities and top leaders in order to garner significant sway. Yet in spite of its image as a powerful, exclusive brain trust, the WEF has no formal mandate to implement its positions. It must convince others to advance chosen causes and enact suggestions, rendering its position quite fragile.

    Garsten and Sörbom argue that the WEF must be viewed relationally as a brokering organization that lives between the market and political spheres and that extends its reach through associated individuals and groups. They place the WEF in the context of a broader shift, arguing that while this type of governance opens up novel ways of dealing with urgent global problems, it challenges core democratic values.

  • 46.
    Wulff, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Diversifying from Within: Diaspora Writings in Sweden2018In: The Composition of Anthropology: How Anthropological Texts are Written / [ed] Morten Nielsen, Nigel Rapport, London: Routledge, 2018, p. 122-136Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Helena Wulff´s chapter begins with an essay drawing on her ongoing literary anthropological study of diaspora fiction writers and their work in Sweden who, she argues, are diversifying the country from within. The essay engages with the work of Pooneh Rohi born in Iran, who is a new voice while Jonas Hassen Khemiri, of Tunisian background, is an established writer. In addition to writing fiction, they sometimes do journalism. By uncovering often cruel experiences of racism in a country which boasts an inclusive policy, yet has an expanding anti-immigration party (the Sweden Democrats) diaspora writers have an impact on political and cultural debate in Sweden, also because they take on the role as public intellectuals. In her Commentary, Wulff explains how Text came about, how it goes back to her intellectual history that was founded during her upbringing when she first became a habitual reader, and later with her education in comparative literature and anthropology that eventually would make her an anthropological writer. Inspired by her research on the ballet world where desire and technique are key for creativity to spring up, Wulff suggests that this is the case in anthropological writing, as well. As to the recent genealogy of the essay, it is an account of preparations for a major multi-disciplinary research program on world literatures which was funded in 2016.      

  • 47.
    Leivestad Høyer, Hege
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    En Brexit-brikke til besvær2018In: KlassekampenArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 48.
    Behtoui, Alireza
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. Södertörns högskola, Sverige.
    Etniska hierarkier och (icke-)representation: Partikandidater med migrationsbakgrund vid svenska valet 20142018In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 2-3, p. 317-339Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ethnic hierarchies and (non)representation. Party candidates with migration background in the general election of 2014This paper analyses the extent to which individuals with migration background were appointed and elected into different levels of public decision-making bodies in the latest Swedish general election (2014). Individuals of migration background refers in this study to those born abroad or born in Sweden with two foreign-born parents. Data for this study is taken from Statistics Sweden's register of candidates elected in municipal, county and national parliamentary elections in 2014, supplemented by information from other Statistics Sweden's registers. The results demonstrate that: (a) individuals with a migration background are severely underrepresented in the Swedish decision-making bodies; (b) even in cases when individuals with a migration background are nominated on the party lists, they have less of a chance of being elected compared to native candidates. (c) The dominant resource theory cannot explain the underrepresentation of the stigmatized migrant groups and their descendants, and finally; (d) the results indicate some support to the hypothesis about the importance of access to social networks in order to be nominated and elected.

  • 49.
    González-Fernández, Tania
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Feeling Across Distance: Transnational Migration, Emotions, and Family Life Between Bolivia and Spain2018Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    What are the relational dynamics of family life as it is lived across vast distances and over time? What underpins these relations, practices, and experiences of being apart and yet together? Based on a long-term multi-sited fieldwork carried out in Spain and Bolivia from 2013 to 2015, this study sets out to address these questions by investigating caring practices, mediated connections, (non)material exchanges, and lived experiences of “doing” and “feeling” family across borders. It conveys the story of ten families divided between Madrid and the Bolivian urban areas of Cochabamba, Sucre, and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Taking as a point of departure the encounters with middle-aged women who migrated to Spain in the early 2000s, the thesis moves back and forth between “here” and “there” to provide a polyphonic account of family relationships as they are sustained, enacted, and experienced by both those who leave and those who stay. It does so by exploring the transnational provision of care, the routines of keeping in touch, the exchange of remittances and material goods, as well as the interplay of these practices with the management of emotions and the circulation of affects. The term “affective maps” is employed here as a concept to capture the myriad of relatives taking part in these connections, in that it points out how these are strongly interdependent relationships through which people have the capacity to affect and to be affected by one another across distance. More specifically, this study demonstrates how the various ways of dealing with transnational family life are constantly shaped by migration regimes, restrictive policies, and global inequalities, on the one hand, and by power social relations, gender and generational roles, and life-course stages, on the other. To illuminate the dynamics at play, the notion of “feel-work” is introduced as a tuned-in ethnographic practice that simultaneously engages the body and the mind, reasoning and feeling. This study is thus a multi-sited ethnography contributing further knowledge into emotions and affects in human mobility, while it consistently uses emotions and affects as methodological and epistemological tools. The thesis argues that family members recreate a sense of “closeness” and maintain their emotional connection despite not being physically together nor seeing each other over long periods of absence. Ultimately, in grappling with the affective dimension of family relationships in the distinct context of current Bolivia-to-Spain migration, this thesis aims to shed some light on the emotional and the corporeal as constitutive aspects of the ethnographic endeavor.

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  • 50.
    Linder, Elin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Food: A Sensuous Matter of the Everyday: A sensorial exploration of material and bounded natures of mundane food practices2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines everyday food practices such as sensed by seven households in the city ofStockholm, Sweden. By sensuously exploring the acts of acquiring, preparing, cooking, eating,and wasting food, I analyze how food is a matter of olfactory, gustatory, auditory, tactile, andvisual significance, as much as matter per se. More specifically, I address relational andbounded aspects of food, looking at how ambient surroundings, presences of material andimmaterial factors, sensuously influence everyday experiences of food. Intrigued by the at onceinter-, extra-, and re-corporeal matters of food, I analytically position myself alongside Latour,Ingold, Douglas, and Bennett. In entertaining their theoretical lines of thoughts, using them asanalytical springboards, this thesis explores socio-material dimensions of food practices, as wellas corporeal dynamics of human-material encounters. Methodologically carried out by meansof sensuous ethnography, following Pink’s notion of participatory practice, I have during tenweeks of fieldwork—in people’s homes and in their frequented grocery stores—engaged mysenses to experientially sense the world of food, such as lived by them. In our conjoint sensorialexploration, taken-for-granted mundane understandings of what food constitutes and whatconstitutes it, have emerged as domestically diverse, bounded to sensuous perceptionsderivative of the past, carried out in the presents, and cor(po)related to the future. By surveyingsituated meanings of what is smelled when savored, tasted when flavored, seen when looked,and felt when touched, simultaneously as accounting for nonhuman matters salient to coursesof actions, the thesis remarks context-sensorial-imbued figurations of everyday food.

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