New article on women’s experiences of everyday anti-Muslim racism in Sweden

My article on everyday anti-Muslim racism is now available online in the journal of Critical Sociology. One of the aims of the project I worked on at Cemfor was to understand Muslim women’s experiences of Islamophobia (I prefer to use the term anti-Muslim racism). The article is based on individual and focus group interviews with about 30 women who were either born or raised in Sweden. Some are socially engaged activists, artists, influencers, university students. The purpose of the article has primarily been to highlight strategies used by these women to deal with everyday anti-Muslim everyday within the current climate of negative political and media rhetoric in regard to immigrants and Muslims in Sweden. The strategies used can be subtle, reminding us of a pursuit of respectability. However, some strategies can, with the help of social media, result in collective resistance and sharing one’s own experience with others.