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‘Black skull’ consciousness: the new Swedish working class

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Publiceringsår: 2005
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 55-72
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Race & Class
Volym: 46
Nummer: 3
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: SAGE Publications

Sammanfattning

Many of the immigrant workers who came to Sweden from the sixties onwards, and their children, are stereotyped as ‘black skulls’. They are seen as silent, passive and mired in ‘traditional’ cultures, a stereotype that also pervades the trade union bureaucracies which are closely tied to the dominant Social Democratic Party. But interviews with activists in the FAI, a network of immigrant union activists, reveal a new ‘black skull’ consciousness in which the stereotype and insult of passivity have been turned on their heads. A new consciousness and analysis of Swedish racism has emerged — one which ultimately seeks to transform the whole way in which trade unions operate.

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Nyckelord

  • Social Sciences
  • racism
  • immigrants
  • activists
  • workers
  • trade unions
  • Sweden

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  • ISSN: 0306-3968

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