I skuggan av kulturella stereotypier

perspektiv på forskning om genus, jämställdhet och etniska relationer i Sverige

  • Aleksandra Ålund Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier, Linköpings universitet
  • Minoo Alinia Hugo Valentin-centrum, Uppsala universitet


In the shadow of ethno-cultural stereotypes: gender, equity and ethnic relations in Sweden

Scientific debates about cultural differences between ”Swedes” and migrants/ethnic minorities in Sweden have fuelled stereotypical categorizations and a socio-cultural demarcation between ”us” and ”them”. The authors argue that this development has underpinned constructions of foreignness. In the light of a critical review of the current debate on honour related violence, the authors discuss – inspired by Georg Simmel’s and Erving Goffman’s classic texts on the stranger, the stigma and the construction of foreignness – alternative understandings of culture and politics of belonging with a focus on gender, agency and identity formation. Formation of cultural and ethnic identity should be related, the authors conclude, to a dynamic interplay between the past and the present. Moreover, the social dimension should be highlighted, in order to avoid a stigmatizing culturalism.

Referera så här
Ålund, A. och Alinia, M. (2011) ”I skuggan av kulturella stereotypier: perspektiv på forskning om genus, jämställdhet och etniska relationer i Sverige”, Sociologisk Forskning, 48(2), s. 43-64. Tillgänglig vid: https://sociologiskforskning.se/sf/article/view/18426 (åtkomstdatum: 4mars2021).