Racialization, Racism, and Anti-Racism in the Nordic Countries

Peter Hervik (Editor)

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This book represents a comprehensive effort to understand discrimination, racialization, racism, Islamophobia, anti-racist activism, and the inclusion and exclusion of minorities in Nordic countries. Examining critical media events in this heavily mediatized society, the contributors explore how processes of racialization take place in an environment dominated by commercial interests, anti-migrant and anti-Muslim narratives and sentiments, and a surprising lack of informed research on national racism and racialization. Overall, in tracing how these individual events further racial inequalities through emotional and affective engagement, the book seeks to define the trajectory of modern racism in Scandinavia.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages302
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-74629-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74630-2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2018
SeriesApproaches to Social Inequality and Difference


  • Racialisation
  • anti-racism
  • racism
  • islamophobia
  • nordic countries
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • news media
  • Muhammad Cartoons
  • critical media events
  • whiteness
  • Neonationalism
  • politics of fear
  • orientalism
  • occidentalism
  • color-blind racism
  • anti-racist education

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