Neo-sectarianism and Rainbow Coalitions

Neo-sectarianism and Rainbow Coalitions : Youth and the Drama of Immigration in Contemporary Sweden

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Racist and anti-racist movements are increasingly taking the stage in contemporary European societies in the face of a rapidly changing cultural landscape. The drama of immigration has been enacted by these movements with heightened intensity since the 1980s and in particular the struggle is engaging the youth of Europe. In this work, the author discusses the two sides of the anti-racist movement in Sweden, on the one hand, the explosive sociality of the confrontation, a phenomenon she designates are neo-sectarianism, and on the other, the ephemeral sociality of "rainbow coalitions" of non-confrontation. In focus is the participation of young people in the anti-racist movement - arguing that it is an attempt by young people to not merely respond to perceived social changes and problems within society, but to actively participate in and shape society.
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  • Hardback | 150 pages
  • 157 x 222mm | 400g
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • United Kingdom
  • 185972700X
  • 9781859727003

Table of contents

The theoretical bricolage; media modernity and the drama of immigration; the struggle over that "bit of cloth"; the anti-racist movement in Sweden - the activists self-perceptions of the struggle; the drama of immigration and popular culture - the "background" of political protest; the explosive sociality of the confrontation; the ephemeral sociality of rainbow coalitions.
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