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Theorising Racism: Exploring the Swedish racial regime


Diana Mulinari ,

Department of Gender Studies, Lund University, SE
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Anders Neergaard

REMESO, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, SE
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Sociologists Bonilla-Silva and Baiocchi (2001) assert that sociologists, protected by a myth of neutrality and objectivity, follow the understandings of racism in their analysis of inequality as relegated to a secondary status, either according to the Marxist tradition as the superstructure or within a Weberian framework as a form of status difference. The aim of the article is to put the study of racism, a fundamental principle of social organisation in modern society, at the centre of social theory. The aim is also to develop a productive dialogue with the traditions of Critical Race Theory (CRT), neo-Marxism and Black feminism; traditions that we will argue are highly relevant for the analysis of the Swedish racial regime.
How to Cite: Mulinari, D. and Neergaard, A., 2017. Theorising Racism: Exploring the Swedish racial regime. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 7(2), pp.88–96. DOI:
Published on 27 Jun 2017.
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