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

  • Peter Hervik

Part of the Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference book series (ATSIAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Debating Racism and Racialization

  3. Denials of Racism and Racialization

  4. Examining Anti-Racism

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 295-302

About this book


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.  


Nordic Racialization racial discrimination Exclusionary practices racism minority groups cultural incompatibility social inequality essentialized identities racial-cultural logic grassroot movements counter narratives critical voices mediating news racialization and activism immigration mediatization media and racism refugee xenophobia

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Hervik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Culture and Global StudiesAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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