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Osanami Törngren, SayakaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0137-5528
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Irastorza, N. & Osanami Törngren, S. (2023). Att förstå klyftan mellan politiken för flyktingintegration och erfarenheterna av integration: Resultat från två EU-finansierade projekt, FOCUS och NIEM. Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att förstå klyftan mellan politiken för flyktingintegration och erfarenheterna av integration: Resultat från två EU-finansierade projekt, FOCUS och NIEM
2023 (Swedish)Other, Policy document (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: , 2023
Series
Delmi Policy Brief 2023:1 ; 2023:1
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59208 (URN)978-91-89701-28-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-04-14 Created: 2023-04-14 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Osanami Törngren, S. (2023). Att förstå rasformationer i dagens Sverige: Rasifiering och avrasifiering av mångetniska och mångrasliga svenskar. In: Hübinette, Tobias; Wikström, Peter (Ed.), Sveriges avrasifiering: Uppfattningar om ras och rasism under efterkrigstiden. Karlstad: Karlstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att förstå rasformationer i dagens Sverige: Rasifiering och avrasifiering av mångetniska och mångrasliga svenskar
2023 (Swedish)In: Sveriges avrasifiering: Uppfattningar om ras och rasism under efterkrigstiden / [ed] Hübinette, Tobias; Wikström, Peter, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press , 2023Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2023
Series
Kriterium, ISSN 2002-2131
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59207 (URN)978-9-178-67330-8 (ISBN)978-91-7867-331-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-04-14 Created: 2023-04-14 Last updated: 2023-08-30Bibliographically approved
Lundsfryd Stendevad, M. E., Osanami Törngren, S. & Irastorza, N. (2023). City for Everybody -Building ResponsibleAction for Inclusive Local Communities (CIFER): National Report. Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>City for Everybody -Building ResponsibleAction for Inclusive Local Communities (CIFER): National Report
2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Alternative title[sv]
Stad för alla – Byggansvarsfulla åtgärder förinkluderandelokalsamhällen (CIFER) : Nationella rapport - SVERIGE
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2023. p. 70
Keywords
structural racism, racism, policies
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-65373 (URN)
Available from: 2024-01-24 Created: 2024-01-24 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
Osanami Törngren, S., Irastorza, N. & Kazlou, A. (2023). Model Minority and Honorary White? Structural and Individual Accounts on Being Asian in Sweden. In: Lin Lerpold; Örjan Sjöberg; Karl Wennberg (Ed.), Migration and integration in a post-pandemic world: Socioeconomic opportunities and challenges (pp. 315-342). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Model Minority and Honorary White? Structural and Individual Accounts on Being Asian in Sweden
2023 (English)In: Migration and integration in a post-pandemic world: Socioeconomic opportunities and challenges / [ed] Lin Lerpold; Örjan Sjöberg; Karl Wennberg, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, p. 315-342Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter gives an overview of the socioeconomic situation of Asian immigrants, and their decedents, in Sweden. With the steady growth in the number of immigrants from Asian countries to Sweden since the 1970s, Asians are becoming increasingly visible among the Swedish population. However, they are rarely represented in the public, political, and academic discussions. As a first step to tackle the “narrative scarcity” (Lee and Ramakrishnan, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 7 (2):, 1–20, 2021), we use register data to describe the educational position and employment situation of the 10 largest East, South and Southeast Asian groups in Sweden, in comparison to non-Asian immigrant groups. We found differences based on the regions of origin: East Asian groups are highly educated but have lower employment rates. Once employed, they work in highly skilled occupations. Southeast Asians have lower education and, therefore, are underrepresented in highly skilled jobs but have high employment rates. South Asians stand between these two groups.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023
Keywords
Asians, Immigrants, Socioeconomic position, Educational attainment, Employment, Sweden
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-60073 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-19153-4_12 (DOI)2-s2.0-85169411359 (Scopus ID)978-3-031-19152-7 (ISBN)978-3-031-19153-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-06-05 Created: 2023-06-05 Last updated: 2023-12-12Bibliographically approved
Sato, Y., Aruga, Y.-A. & Osanami Törngren, S. (2023). Reimagining Japan Through the Experiences of Mixed Japanese. In: Tanaka, Kimiko; Selin, Helaine (Ed.), Sustainability, Diversity, and Equality: Key Challenges for Japan (pp. 293-308). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reimagining Japan Through the Experiences of Mixed Japanese
2023 (English)In: Sustainability, Diversity, and Equality: Key Challenges for Japan / [ed] Tanaka, Kimiko; Selin, Helaine, Cham: Springer, 2023, p. 293-308Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Despite the myth of ethnic and racial homogeneity, the population of Japan has been and is increasingly becoming diverse. Among these diverse population are those so called hāfu, mixed Japanese born to a Japanese and a foreign parent. The narrow conception of Japaneseness often leaves mixed Japanese to be excluded from Japanese society and question their claims to being Japanese. This chapter provides a historical overview and transformation on how individuals labelled as “mixed” were treated socially and politically in Japan before 1945 and up to the present. We also present a brief state-of-the-art of the emerging field of hāfu studies and suggest the future direction of this field.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2023
Series
Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science, ISSN 1568-2145, E-ISSN 2215-1761 ; 13
National Category
Sociology International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-61781 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-36331-3_20 (DOI)978-3-031-36330-6 (ISBN)978-3-031-36331-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-04 Created: 2023-08-04 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Osanami Törngren, S. & Ooi, C.-S. (2023). Representing Sweden: packaging Swedish identity through curators of Sweden. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 30(3), 432-451
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Representing Sweden: packaging Swedish identity through curators of Sweden
2023 (English)In: Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, ISSN 1070-289X, E-ISSN 1547-3384, Vol. 30, no 3, p. 432-451Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2011, the Swedish national tourism organisation, Visit Sweden, together with the Swedish Institute, launched a campaign – Curators of Sweden (CoS) – on Twitter, which ended in 2018. Each week a ‘Swedish’ person was chosen as a curator to tweet whatever they liked through the @Sweden account. All the curators were chosen because they represented ‘values, skills, and ideas’ which, according to the campaign, ‘all combined, makes up Sweden’. In this article, we try to understand the contradiction of CoS offering a cacophony of ‘diverse’ voices from Swedes but, at the same time, speaking with the ‘same’ voice. Through dialogism, we locate the different voices, agendas and diverse contexts in reality, and examine how the values, skills and ideas were managed and engineered through the CoS, in a bid to imagine Sweden and Swedish identity. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Sweden, values, identity, dialogism, nation branding
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-52312 (URN)10.1080/1070289x.2022.2076423 (DOI)000799418900001 ()2-s2.0-85130620657 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2022-06-08 Created: 2022-06-08 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Ulver, S. & Osanami Törngren, S. (2023). The empty body: exploring the destabilised brand of a racialised space. Journal of Marketing Management, 39(15-16), 1477-1501
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The empty body: exploring the destabilised brand of a racialised space
2023 (English)In: Journal of Marketing Management, ISSN 0267-257X, E-ISSN 1472-1376, Vol. 39, no 15-16, p. 1477-1501Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we understand cities today as commodified spaces which must struggle at the intersection of cultural, ideological and historical tensions. In order to explore and problematise a contested city brand’s marketing effort, we engage in multiple rounds of in-situ introspective reflections about a racialised city’s place branding material. Based on the two authors’ separate analyses of the same marketing material deriving from two separate theoretical starting points, we engage in agonistic conversation about how visible and invisible racialised tensions are represented. We highlight how absences and (in)visibilities can be predominantly understood as either colour-blindness or ideological fantasy. We find, despite our contrasting theoretical orientations, that a city brand is inevitably fractured and ruptured into ‘a’ non-identity or – to paraphrase Deleuze and Guattari – an empty body. We argue how achieving inclusive branding becomes an oxymoron as narratives surrounding a city are themselves more or less diverse, contested and polarised. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Place branding, commodified space, neoliberalism, race, colour-blindness, ideological fantasy
National Category
Sociology Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-62124 (URN)10.1080/0267257X.2023.2249475 (DOI)001054656800001 ()2-s2.0-85169078034 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-25 Created: 2023-08-25 Last updated: 2023-12-11Bibliographically approved
Sato, Y., Miladinović, A. & Osanami Törngren, S. (2023). To be or not to be ‘White' in Japan: Japaneseness and racial whiteness through the lens of mixed Japanese people. In: Andreassen, Rikke; Lundström, Catrin; Keskinen, Suvi; TateShirley Anne (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies: (pp. 376-390). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To be or not to be ‘White' in Japan: Japaneseness and racial whiteness through the lens of mixed Japanese people
2023 (English)In: The Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies / [ed] Andreassen, Rikke; Lundström, Catrin; Keskinen, Suvi; TateShirley Anne, Routledge, 2023, p. 376-390Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The chapter analyses what race and Whiteness mean in the context of Japan, a non-White country occupying the same socioeconomic status and privilege as the racially white West. In this chapter, they explore the two parallel mechanisms of race-based privileges in Japan. One is the idea of nihonjin (Japaneseness), an unmarked racialising category embedded with privilege and invisible dominant culture equivalent to Whiteness in the West. The other is Whiteness as a white racial category from the Western dominant perspective, a concept that privileges the white-Western phenotypes and cultures associated with admiration and positive images in Japan. The chapter explores these two parallel yet not mutually exclusive constructions of race, through the experiences and identities of hāfu (ハーフ) i.e. individuals of multiethnic and multiracial background living in Japan.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Series
Routledge International Handbooks, ISSN 2767-4886
National Category
Sociology International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-61782 (URN)2-s2.0-85163994739 (Scopus ID)9781003120612 (ISBN)9780367637699 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-04 Created: 2023-08-04 Last updated: 2023-12-11Bibliographically approved
Jernsand, E. M., Kraff, H., Osanami Törngren, S., Adolfsson, C., Björner, E., Omondi, L., . . . Ulver, S. (2023). Tourism memories: a collaborative reflection on inclusion and exclusion. Tourism Recreation Resarch, 48(6), 820-830
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourism memories: a collaborative reflection on inclusion and exclusion
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2023 (English)In: Tourism Recreation Resarch, ISSN 0250-8281, E-ISSN 2320-0308, Vol. 48, no 6, p. 820-830Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to explore how people’s differentiated privileged and marginalised positions in society create instances of inclusion and exclusion in tourism. Eight authors utilised their diverse disciplinary and theoretical bases to engage in individual autoethnography and collaborative reflections of their personal experiences of being tourists and hosts. Through our Western and non-Western, White and non-White experiences, we reveal experiences from a multitude of perspectives, and problematise the dominant White racial frame. The methodology illustrates unquestioned privileges and feelings of discomfort when personally faced with exclusionary practices and creates an understanding of how individuals have different experiences of enchantment and the tourist gaze. The experience of marginalisation is serial and dialectical, which illustrates the complexity of tourism. The paper contributes to an enhanced and multifaceted understanding of tourism experiences and proposes measures to reveal issues of exclusion. Also, the use of autoethnography and collaborative reflection as methodological tools provide opportunities for researchers and practitioners to engage in reflexive conversation on discriminatory practices, and how they hinder certain individuals and groups from enjoying tourism products and services. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59625 (URN)10.1080/02508281.2023.2207153 (DOI)000987121000001 ()2-s2.0-85159351598 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2023-05-17 Created: 2023-05-17 Last updated: 2024-01-05Bibliographically approved
Irastorza, N. & Osanami Törngren, S. (2023). Understanding the gap between refugee integration policies and experiences of integration: Results from two EU-funded projects, FOCUS and NIEM. Delegationen för migrationsstudier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Understanding the gap between refugee integration policies and experiences of integration: Results from two EU-funded projects, FOCUS and NIEM
2023 (English)Other, Policy document (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Delmi Policy Brief 2023:2 summarizes the main results of two EU-funded projects. The projects study how refugee integration policies stand in relation to the EU-directives and other EU countries, in contrast to the experiences of beneficiaries of integration policies.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Delegationen för migrationsstudier, 2023. p. 10
Series
Delmi Policy Brief ; 2023:1
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63575 (URN)978-91-89701-22-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-09 Created: 2023-11-09 Last updated: 2023-11-10Bibliographically approved
Projects
NIEM: The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism; Malmö University, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM); Publications
Irastorza, N. & Osanami Törngren, S. (2023). Att förstå klyftan mellan politiken för flyktingintegration och erfarenheterna av integration: Resultat från två EU-finansierade projekt, FOCUS och NIEM. Stockholm
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