A challange to multiculturalism : everyday racism and hate crime in a small Swedish town

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title A challange to multiculturalism : everyday racism and hate crime in a small Swedish town
Author(s) Wigerfelt, Anders ; Wigerfelt, Berit
Date 2014
English abstract
At times of economic decline, such as the deep economic crisis experienced in many European countries today, vulnerable groups can clash with other vulnerable groups. These clashes can be exploited by different political movements and individuals, who point to the Other and the multicultural society as the cause of society’s problems. This can result in intensified everyday racial violations, and an increase in violent hate crimes. A case study, from a small Swedish town in which an asylum seeker from The Ivory Coast was stabbed to death by extreme right-wing youths, illustrates how racist hate crime relates to discrimination and everyday harassment. The murder became a test case for what in Sweden later became known as hate crime.
Link http://www.omnesjournal.org/public/publicView.php?lang=eng&idxno=23 (external link to publication)
Publisher Sookmyung Institute for Multicultural Studies
Host/Issue Omnes: the journal of multicultural society;1
Volume 5
Pages 48-75
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Economic crisis
everyday racist harassment
racial violence
hate crime
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/17654 (link to this page)

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