The reconfiguration of Swedish nationalism after the Syrian refugee ’crisis’

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The reconfiguration of Swedish nationalism after the Syrian refugee ’crisis’. / Sofos, Spyros.

In: Nya former av nationalism, 04.2018.

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T1 - The reconfiguration of Swedish nationalism after the Syrian refugee ’crisis’

AU - Sofos, Spyros

PY - 2018/4

Y1 - 2018/4

N2 - The “nativisation” of welfare provision implicitly accepts the SD’s redefinition of refugees as undeserving others and gives credence to its chauvinistic welfare policies. Not only does the restriction of entitlements to non-native Swedes effectively constitute a symbolic bordering practice that circumscribes a restrictive and nativistic understanding of national identity, where solidarity is reserved, not for the needy, but for the ‘true Swedes’, but also it is represented as ‘not quite enough’ by the SD who are intent to capitalize from the transformation of a symbolic binary us v them logic to an antagonism over scarce resources.

AB - The “nativisation” of welfare provision implicitly accepts the SD’s redefinition of refugees as undeserving others and gives credence to its chauvinistic welfare policies. Not only does the restriction of entitlements to non-native Swedes effectively constitute a symbolic bordering practice that circumscribes a restrictive and nativistic understanding of national identity, where solidarity is reserved, not for the needy, but for the ‘true Swedes’, but also it is represented as ‘not quite enough’ by the SD who are intent to capitalize from the transformation of a symbolic binary us v them logic to an antagonism over scarce resources.

KW - Nationalism

KW - racism

KW - welfare nationalism

KW - Sverige Democraterna

UR - https://www.goethe.de/ins/se/sv/kul/sup/nnm.html

M3 - Specialist publication article

JO - Nya former av nationalism

JF - Nya former av nationalism

PB - Goethe Institut Schweden

ER -