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Hemmaty, M., Lind, J., Hansen, C. & Khoury, N. (2024). “We Never Say We Are Integrating People!” Interpretative Repertoires of Integration Among Local Stakeholders in Sweden. Journal of International Migration and Integration
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“We Never Say We Are Integrating People!” Interpretative Repertoires of Integration Among Local Stakeholders in Sweden
2024 (English)In: Journal of International Migration and Integration, ISSN 1488-3473, E-ISSN 1874-6365Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article examines how local stakeholders in Scania, the southernmost county of Sweden, talk about integration. Drawing on 28 qualitative interviews, we use the theoretical concept of interpretative repertoires to analyze perceptions and conceptualizations among those who work closely with migrant integration. We identify two interpretative repertoires that stakeholders draw upon to make sense of the concept on the ground: the separation and de-migranticization repertoires. The repertoires display a shared understanding among the stakeholders of integration as a failure, although they do not agree on the extent or cause of the perceived failures of integration, or even how the problems should be defined or tackled locally. Within the separation repertoire, integration is failing in terms of processes where primarily migrants are seen as accountable and responsible for their (in)ability to adapt to the Swedish society. Within the de-migranticization repertoire, integration is differently perceived as something that is plagued with misdirected or even false boundaries between groups (in this case “migrants” and “non-migrants”), and authorities are held accountable for problems beyond migrants and migration, such as inequality, racism, and discrimination. The findings reflect the contested field of integration on the ground and contribute to ongoing critical debates on the concept of integration within migration research, by providing snapshots from a bottom-up perspective of local stakeholders’ acceptance of, or resistance to, present-day integration discourses. 

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66058 (URN)10.1007/s12134-024-01127-y (DOI)001162086800001 ()
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, Grant Agreement No. 870700Malmö University
Available from: 2024-02-20 Created: 2024-02-20 Last updated: 2024-02-26Bibliographically approved
Lind, J. (2023). Book review of Herz, Marcus and Lalander, Philip 2021. Social Work, Young Migrants and the Act of Listening: Becoming an Unaccompanied Child. London: Routledge. 177 pp [Review]. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 13(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book review of Herz, Marcus and Lalander, Philip 2021. Social Work, Young Migrants and the Act of Listening: Becoming an Unaccompanied Child. London: Routledge. 177 pp
2023 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 13, no 2Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki University Press, 2023
Keywords
Unaccompanied minors, Everyday life, Social work, Sweden
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-61955 (URN)10.33134/njmr.708 (DOI)001019681800010 ()
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Lind, J. (2023). Comparing the Everyday Lives of Undocumented Migrants in Birmingham and Malmö. In: L. Lessard-Phillips, A. Papoutsi, N. Sigona, & P. Ziss (Ed.), Migration, Displacement and Diversity: The IRiS anthology (pp. 138-147). Oxford: Oxford Publishing Services
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparing the Everyday Lives of Undocumented Migrants in Birmingham and Malmö
2023 (English)In: Migration, Displacement and Diversity: The IRiS anthology / [ed] L. Lessard-Phillips, A. Papoutsi, N. Sigona, & P. Ziss, Oxford: Oxford Publishing Services , 2023, p. 138-147Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford Publishing Services, 2023
Series
Rapport från fritidsvetenskapligt program
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-58820 (URN)9781739784621 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-03-24 Created: 2023-03-24 Last updated: 2023-03-27Bibliographically approved
Lind, J., Hansen, C. & Khoury, N. (2023). The Impact of Temporary Residence Permits on Young Refugees’ Abilities to Build a Life in Sweden. Social Sciences, 12(3), Article ID 143.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Impact of Temporary Residence Permits on Young Refugees’ Abilities to Build a Life in Sweden
2023 (English)In: Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 12, no 3, article id 143Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on interviews with young refugees, 20–30 years old, mainly from Syria and Afghanistan, we discuss the effects that temporary residence permits have on their ability to build a life in Sweden. The article includes both unaccompanied and accompanied youth that at some point had been given temporary residence permits. These permits could later be renewed or turned into permanent permits if the youth fulfilled certain tough requirements. Through rich empirical data, we show how these temporal techniques of border control keep young refugees in a state where they fear deportation, which have detrimental effects for their ability to build a life in Sweden. They are not able to plan ahead and they feel forced to work although they would have preferred to study, which puts them out of sync with other young people around them, challenges their sense of agency and increases their vulnerability. Temporary residence permits severely limit the life opportunities of young refugees in Sweden, and thus hamper their ability to achieve the “migrant integration” that is expected of them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-58446 (URN)10.3390/socsci12030143 (DOI)000958449700001 ()2-s2.0-85150957677 (Scopus ID)
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 870700
Available from: 2023-03-01 Created: 2023-03-01 Last updated: 2023-05-15Bibliographically approved
Hermansson, L., Lundberg, A., Gruber, S., Jolly, A., Lind, J., Righard, E. & Scott, H. (2022). Firewalls: A necessary tool to enable social rights for undocumented migrants in social work. International Social Work, 65(4), 678-692
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Firewalls: A necessary tool to enable social rights for undocumented migrants in social work
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2022 (English)In: International Social Work, ISSN 0020-8728, E-ISSN 1461-7234, Vol. 65, no 4, p. 678-692Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Firewalls are clear divisions between border policing and the provision of basic social rights. They have a dual character: to ensure that no information collected with the purpose of safeguarding basic social rights should be shared for immigration control purposes; and that migrants should not be subject to immigration control when being present at, or in the vicinity, of religious, private and public institutions upholding and providing social rights. This article suggests a normative argument for ‘firewalls’ in the context of social work and develops the concept theoretically as a principle practised and negotiated at different scales.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
Firewalls, irregular migration, social rights, social work, Sweden, welfare
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-17389 (URN)10.1177/0020872820924454 (DOI)000536554600001 ()2-s2.0-85085627005 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-05-29 Created: 2020-05-29 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Reimers, E., Wahlström Smith, Å., Hammarén, N., Sjögren, H., Martín Bylund, A., Martinsson, L., . . . León Rosales, R. (2022). Hedersproblematik är varken utmärkande eller exklusivt för islam. Sydsvenska dagbladet (2022-01-31)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hedersproblematik är varken utmärkande eller exklusivt för islam
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2022 (Swedish)In: Sydsvenska dagbladet, ISSN 1652-814X, no 2022-01-31Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: , 2022
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-49780 (URN)
Available from: 2022-01-31 Created: 2022-01-31 Last updated: 2023-08-28Bibliographically approved
Persdotter, M., Lind, J. & Righard, E. (Eds.). (2021). Bordering practices in the social service sector: Experiences from Norway and Sweden. Taylor & Francis Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bordering practices in the social service sector: Experiences from Norway and Sweden
2021 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Following the 2015-peak of asylum-seeking migrants in Europe, asylum-policies have become increasingly restrictive. As bordering has become a prioritized issue among many European national governments, including in the Nordic countries, practices of bordering have also become more decentralised, diffuse and dispersed. This special issue set focus on such bordering practices as these are manifest in the social service sector. It draws on research conducted in Norway and Sweden and consists, besides this introduction, of seven original articles.Of particular focus is how social work, in its regulations and practices, are involved in the bordering of both the nation and the welfare state. Connecting insights from border studies – and related critical research – with social work research, the articles present empirical analyses of the dynamics of bordering practices among varying practitioners and in varying organizations, including legislators, courts, municipalities, street-level social workers and civil society organizations. The special issue as a whole also raises questions about the ethical and political challenges that emerge at the nexus of bordering and social service provision. In this introductory article, we provide an overview of the field of border studies and discuss how it relates to social work research. This serves as a conceptual foundation which we hope will enable critical reflections on the relationships between social service provision and bordering practices in Norway, Sweden and beyond.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2021. p. 101
Series
Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-8588, E-ISSN 2156-857X ; 11(2)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55132 (URN)
Available from: 2022-09-23 Created: 2022-09-23 Last updated: 2022-09-26Bibliographically approved
Jolly, A. & Lind, J. (2021). Firewalls as a resource for resistance: separating border policing from social service provision in Sweden and the UK. Nordic Social Work Research, 11(2), 183-196
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Firewalls as a resource for resistance: separating border policing from social service provision in Sweden and the UK
2021 (English)In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 183-196Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Firewalls separate rights provision for undocumented migrants from the border policing of migration authorities. In this article, we compare how firewalls have been negotiated during recent years in Sweden and the UK. Firewalls have been partly strengthened in the UK as a result of the ‘Windrush scandal’. Simultaneously, firewalls have been increasingly contested in Sweden after the 2015 ‘long summer of migration’ as a result of continuously more repressive migration policies. On the basis of this detailed comparison, we argue that firewalls are a useful conceptual lens to understand migrant struggles and the development of migration policies. Moreover, we suggest that firewalls can be a useful resource for social service providers using their discretion to resist repressive migration governing at different levels and scales and for organizing political work by and for people at risk of deportation. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2021
Keywords
Firewalls, undocumented migration, border policing, human rights, social work
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-46237 (URN)10.1080/2156857x.2020.1862898 (DOI)001025253700008 ()2-s2.0-85124726669 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-10-11 Created: 2021-10-11 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Persdotter, M., Lind, J. & Righard, E. (2021). Introduction to special issue: Bordering practices in the social service sector: experiences from Norway and Sweden. Nordic Social Work Research, 11(2), 95-102
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to special issue: Bordering practices in the social service sector: experiences from Norway and Sweden
2021 (English)In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 95-102Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Following the 2015-peak of asylum-seeking migrants in Europe, asylumpolicies have become increasingly restrictive. As bordering has become a prioritized issue among many European national governments, including in the Nordic countries, practices of bordering have also become more decentralised, diffuse and dispersed. This special issue set focus on such bordering practices as these are manifest in the social service sector. It draws on research conducted in Norway and Sweden and consists, besides this introduction, of seven original articles.Of particular focus is how social work, in its regulations and practices, are involved in the bordering of both the nation and the welfare state. Connecting insights from border studies – and related critical research – with social work research, the articles present empirical analyses of the dynamics of bordering practices among varying practitioners and in varying organizations, including legislators, courts, municipalities, street-level social workers and civil society organizations. The special issue as a whole also raises questions about the ethical and political challenges that emerge at the nexus of bordering and social service provision. In this introductory article, we provide an overview of the field of border studies and discuss how it relates to social work research. This serves as a conceptual foundation which we hope will enable critical reflections on the relationships between social service

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2021
Keywords
Borders, bordering, social work, welfare states
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-46236 (URN)10.1080/2156857x.2020.1861895 (DOI)001025253700001 ()2-s2.0-85124714164 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-10-11 Created: 2021-10-11 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Pull, E., Lind, J., Tsoni, I. & Baeten, G. (2020). Introduction to the Themed Issue "Narratives of Displacements". ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 19(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to the Themed Issue "Narratives of Displacements"
2020 (English)In: ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, E-ISSN 1492-9732, Vol. 19, no 1Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This is a themed issue about displacements. Or more precisely, about research grounded in narratives of people suffering displacement in its various forms, and their all too visible and yet oftentimes made-invisible demographics. ‘All too visible’ as those individuals or groups stand out either as scapegoats on which to lay blame for urban problems, or as the human fallout of ongoing processes of class struggles and racialised conflicts under neoliberal, neocolonial and neonationalist regimes of spatial encroachment. Yet, their subjectivity, agency and voice are invisibilised in public and political discourse, as well as in academic research, or they are altogether erased through the poor selection of methodologies that fail to capture the discrete statistical categories that can register displacement. Therefore, those afflicted by it become un-researchable. The papers within this themed issue collectively seek to re-center displacement, through investigations and narratives of displaced populations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACME, 2020
Keywords
Displacement; gentrification; migration
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-17412 (URN)
Available from: 2020-06-03 Created: 2020-06-03 Last updated: 2024-02-02Bibliographically approved
Projects
Undocumented children’s rights claims. A multidisciplinary project on agency and contradictions between different levels of regulations and practice that reveals undocumented children ‘s human rights; Malmö UniversityMIMY - Migrant Youth Integration & Empowerment
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3811-0892

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