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By Allan Pred

Allan Pred writes compellingly in regards to the reawakening of racism all through Europe on the finish of the 20th century-even in Sweden, a rustic generally considered as the very version of social justice and equality. Many millions of non-European and Muslim immigrants and refugees who took good thing about Sweden's beneficiant immigration regulations now locate themselves the thing of discrimination and worse. in the course of the cascading juxtaposition of many voices, together with his personal, Pred describes the intensifying cultural racism of the Nineteen Nineties, the proliferation of destructive ethnic stereotypes, and the spatial segregation of the non-Swedish. He charges the newspaper Dagens Nyheter: "It is excessive time that Sweden re-evaluate its self-image because the stronghold of tolerance" (July 21, 1998), and analyzes the recommendations that permit humans to keep up that self-image. possibly the best energy of Even in Sweden is that Pred supplies to the social results of worldwide fiscal restructuring a few very particular faces and areas and a mess of expressions of human will, either in poor health and strong.

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Rojas (1995), 85. During the years immediately preceding the “Whole of Sweden Policy,” about 60 percent of all the refugees and other immigrants arriving in Sweden took up residence in Stockholm (Andersson [1993], 22). 37 RACISMS ber of geographically dispersed refugee-processing camps until individual decisions were reached regarding whether or not permission would be granted to remain in the country. 63 They put too many people in one place. It becomes a . . what do you call it . . a culture sock .

Swedes—of all kinds—find themselves in a period of self-examination and reexamination. More and more people realize that we are no longer what we were. But as yet it isn’t quite clear to ourselves who we have become. 32 It could not be otherwise that women and men, individually and collectively, have been repeatedly driven to wonder: What in the world is going on here? Where in the world am I, are we? 33 [Europe’s new racisms of the 1990s] are not only a consequence of our society’s so-called modernization crises, but also constitute one of the factors triggering those crises.

Construction worker from near the northern town of Kramfors, during August 1991, when he had been unemployed for eight months (Swedish national television news program, Aktuellt, August 16, 1991) In the aftermath of the political and economic changes of the 1980s (a successive adjustment of Swedish politics to the mainstream of European politics, acknowledged in 1990 when Sweden decided to apply for membership in the European Community), as well as radical changes in Eastern Europe . . it is easy to register a growing tendency of crisis for the collective identity of Swedes.

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