Collective violence against persons labelled as 'tattare' or 'gypsies' in Sweden, c. 1870-1950

Project: Research

Layman's description

Sweden has a long history of racism and discrimination against Roma- and Traveller familie. This history has also been violent: mobs have gathered to drive away these families with force. In this Project, a number of such episodes are analysed, ranging from the 1870's and up until the 1950's. The ultimate aim is to use historical knowledge to analyse racist violence in present day Sweden as well.

Sweden has a long history of racism and discrimination against Roma- and Traveller families. This history has also been violent: mobs have gathered to drive away these families with force. In this Project, a number of such episodes are analysed, ranging from the 1870's and up until the 1950's. The ultimate aim is to use historical knowledge to analyse racist violence in present day Sweden as well.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2015/01/012016/12/31

Participants