Racialization in the Nordic Countries: An Introduction

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


This chapter conveys some of the crucial changes in the Nordic scene and some of the central forces in global populism and enhanced inequalities that are played out in the Nordic countries. The chapter explains how the authors, who are researchers of racism and racialization, are responding to the changing conditions around them. This includes reflections on their discomfort with how different groups are racialized, especially in the critical media events and incidents saturated with unspoken and outspoken racist slurs and racializing thought.


Coloniality Post-colonialism Inequality Nationalism Islamophobia Neo-racism Racialization The Nordic 


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