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Curating and Performing Racism: Scenarios of Afrophobia in Contemporary Sweden

Curating and Performing Racism: Scenarios of Afrophobia in Contemporary Sweden Curating and Performing Racism: Scenarios of Afrophobia in Contemporary Sweden Dirk Gindt John Potvin Stockholm University Concordia University But Swedish racism is particularly sneaky—so polished and subtle, so hidden in the smallest of gestures. It is not even possible to defend yourself against it. You cannot just explode each time someone stares at you or rolls his eyes. There’s little room for otherness here. —Makode Linde, quoted in Borjas (2016) Det är inte vi afrosvenskar som inbillar oss om n-ordets politiska och emotionella sprängkraft . . ., det är en vederbörlig sanning som många av oss afrosvenskar konfronteras med var dag. —Mattias Järvi (2016a) (It is not us Afro-Swedes who imagine the political and emotional explo- siveness of the n-word . . ., it is a proper truth that many of us Afro-Swedes are confronted with every day.) 1. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the two anonymous readers for their pertinent comments and constructive suggestions. We also thank Makode Linde and his team for their enthusiasm and cooperation. Finally, we wish to thank Amélie Eliza - beth Pelley. 2. All translations from Swedish are by the authors of this article. While there are important debates regarding self-designation among Swedes of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scandinavian Studies Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

Curating and Performing Racism: Scenarios of Afrophobia in Contemporary Sweden

Scandinavian Studies , Volume 92 (1) – Feb 20, 2020

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Curating and Performing Racism: Scenarios of Afrophobia in Contemporary Sweden Dirk Gindt John Potvin Stockholm University Concordia University But Swedish racism is particularly sneaky—so polished and subtle, so hidden in the smallest of gestures. It is not even possible to defend yourself against it. You cannot just explode each time someone stares at you or rolls his eyes. There’s little room for otherness here. —Makode Linde, quoted in Borjas (2016) Det är inte vi afrosvenskar som inbillar oss om n-ordets politiska och emotionella sprängkraft . . ., det är en vederbörlig sanning som många av oss afrosvenskar konfronteras med var dag. —Mattias Järvi (2016a) (It is not us Afro-Swedes who imagine the political and emotional explo- siveness of the n-word . . ., it is a proper truth that many of us Afro-Swedes are confronted with every day.) 1. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the two anonymous readers for their pertinent comments and constructive suggestions. We also thank Makode Linde and his team for their enthusiasm and cooperation. Finally, we wish to thank Amélie Eliza - beth Pelley. 2. All translations from Swedish are by the authors of this article. While there are important debates regarding self-designation among Swedes of

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Published: Feb 20, 2020

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