Geographies of the Veil : Violent Encounters in Urban Public Spaces in Malmö

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Geographies of the Veil : Violent Encounters in Urban Public Spaces in Malmö
Author(s) Listerborn, Carina
Date 2015
English abstract
Encounters between strangers, as different users of public spaces, are one of the core subjects for discussion in relation to orders in the public space. The empirical material presented in this article illustrates power relations in public spaces of Sweden, which gives a specific national and nationalist framing. This article is based on interviews with 19 Muslim women, all of whom wear the hijab. The aim of this article was to illuminate the neglected violence Muslim women are exposed to and to investigate violent public encounters from the point of view of female Muslim citizens. This recounting of encounters strives to understand the ‘lived experiences of pain’ [Ahmed, S. (2001). The organisation of hate. Law and Critique, 12, 360] and what hate is doing in terms of the effects of hate crimes. First, the concept of affect and economy of hate is elaborated on, after which the meaning of violence is developed in relation to place and space. By showing how frequent such gendered and Islamophobic violence is, in its different forms, while at the same time being largely an overlooked form of violence, the empirical material implicates that such acts of everyday violence work to establish and maintain a hegemonic social, spatial and political order.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2014.950690 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Host/Issue Social and Cultural Geography;1
Volume 16
ISSN 1464-9365
Pages 95-115
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) violent encounters
Muslim women
public space
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18015 (link to this page)

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