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Mulinari, Paula, DocentORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-4225-8590
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Mulinari, P., Ajin, A., Lindqvist, S. & Halilovic, M. (2024). Lycklig är den som har en öppen väg framför sig: En rapport om förutsättningar och hinder för romskt liv i Malmö. Malmö: Malmö universitet; Malmö stad
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lycklig är den som har en öppen väg framför sig: En rapport om förutsättningar och hinder för romskt liv i Malmö
2024 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Malmö universitet; Malmö stad, 2024. p. 103
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Social Work
Research subject
Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-68015 (URN)
Available from: 2024-06-03 Created: 2024-06-03 Last updated: 2024-06-04Bibliographically approved
Mulinari, P. (2024). Temporal Racism and the Invisibilization of Work: or Why Some Can Eat Ice Cream with their Kids While Others Cannot. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 4(4), 1-15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Temporal Racism and the Invisibilization of Work: or Why Some Can Eat Ice Cream with their Kids While Others Cannot
2024 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 1-15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Through the concepts of temporal racism and racial capitalism, this articleexplores how time is racialized in Swedish unemployment projects, shapinga racialized and gendered division of labor. The article identifies three formsof temporal racism practices: temporal racism through the invisibilization ofwork, through waiting, and through wasting. I argue that these practices oftemporal racism create diverse forms of labor and are therefore importantfactors in the production and reproduction of racial capitalism. Temporalracism deprives those defined as ‘foreign-born unemployed women’ of timefor joy, pleasure, community, and family; instead, it ensures that their time isused to transform them into racialized workers, moving between precariousemployment and surplus populations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: , 2024
Keywords
Temporal racism; Racial capitalism; Unemployment; Sweden
National Category
Gender Studies International Migration and Ethnic Relations Work Sciences
Research subject
Arbete och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-67474 (URN)10.33134/njmr.631 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-05-27 Created: 2024-05-27 Last updated: 2024-05-27Bibliographically approved
Mulinari, P., Herz, M. & Svensson Chowdhury, M. (2023). Exploring Swedish ‘Family Planning’: Reproductive Racism and Reproductive Justice. In: Rebecca Selberg; Marta Kolankiewicz; Diana Mulinari (Ed.), Struggles for Reproductive Justice in the Era of Anti-Genderism and Religious Fundamentalism: (pp. 241-261). London: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Swedish ‘Family Planning’: Reproductive Racism and Reproductive Justice
2023 (English)In: Struggles for Reproductive Justice in the Era of Anti-Genderism and Religious Fundamentalism / [ed] Rebecca Selberg; Marta Kolankiewicz; Diana Mulinari, London: Palgrave Macmillan Cham , 2023, p. 241-261Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, during the parliamentary election campaign in 2022, birth control and family planning were identified as practices that could solve all variety of social problems, from poverty to crime. They were also presented as a solution to migrant women’s supposed lack of integration into Swedish society.

Criticism towards discourses and policies of family planning is extensive, from scholars challenging the notion of ‘voluntariness’ to those arguing that, in family planning, women’s lives are subordinated to economic and developmental goals. While contraceptive technologies hold an impressive emancipatory power in the lives of women globally, vulnerable groups of women have, in the name of family planning, experienced forced sterilisation and reproductive coercion.

This chapter aims to analyse political discourses and governmental policies on reproduction through the conceptual lens of reproductive racism. We hope to challenge what we identify as historical amnesia concerning Swedish ‘family planning’ and show how, in different ways, reproductive rights in Sweden are inscribed and embedded into racial inequalities.

The empirical material presented here has been collected with the aim of illustrating governmental policies that historically and today shape and frame diverse forms of reproductive racism with a special focus on welfare professionals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan Cham, 2023
Keywords
repoductive justice, reprodctive racism, sweden, family planning, reproduktiv rättvisa, repoduktiv rasism, sverige, familjeplanering
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63085 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-31260-1_11 (DOI)2-s2.0-85169516658 (Scopus ID)978-3-031-31259-5 (ISBN)978-3-031-31260-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-11 Created: 2023-10-11 Last updated: 2023-10-13Bibliographically approved
Mulinari, P. & Neergaard, A. (2023). Trade unions negotiating the Swedish model: racial capitalism, whiteness and the invisibility of race. RACE & CLASS, 64(4), 48-66
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trade unions negotiating the Swedish model: racial capitalism, whiteness and the invisibility of race
2023 (English)In: RACE & CLASS, ISSN 0306-3968, E-ISSN 1741-3125, Vol. 64, no 4, p. 48-66Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In October 2022, a new employment protection regulation, often seen as a core aspect of the Swedish model of industrial relations, was implemented in Sweden. While the debate around the new regulation was heated, one interesting omission was that, in the unions' advocacy for maintaining various forms of labour market security, the racialised labour market was never discussed, despite a strong racially segmented labour market with varying working conditions. In this article we explore how three white, male-dominated trade unions representing employees in different class locations positioned themselves around the change in the new Employment Act. Inspired by contributions on racial capitalism, we unravel how trade unions take part in the contestation over industrial relations in a context in which neoliberal and ethnoracial policies are growing. Using the 'Swedish model' as an 'empty signifier' - highly variable in meaning, hence contestable - we find that the unions advance three different positions on employment protection regulation: flexible, skilled and protective, and in doing so contribute to the self-racialisation of white male workers in working life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
employment protection regulation, industrial relations, neoliberalism, racial capitalism, Swedish model, trade unions, whiteness
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-58719 (URN)10.1177/03063968231153561 (DOI)000939386500001 ()2-s2.0-85150493852 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-03-20 Created: 2023-03-20 Last updated: 2023-07-06Bibliographically approved
Selberg, R., Sandberg, M. & Mulinari, P. (2022). Contradictions in care: Ward nurses’ experiences of work and management in the Swedish public sector. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 30(2), 81-93
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contradictions in care: Ward nurses’ experiences of work and management in the Swedish public sector
2022 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 81-93Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, austerity politics and market reforms have resulted in a renegotiation of working conditions negatively impacting female-dominated public sector- and welfare state workers. A growing body of research locates the harshening conditions of nurses in a context of colliding logics between professions and professional authority, the specificities of interpersonal work, and public sector restructuring. Feminist scholars also tend to focus on the special character of care work in explaining nurses’ growing discontent under austerity. This article starts out from the position that the characteristics of care work are central in understanding care workers’ experiences, but the analysis also shows a more general conflict between labor and capital play out in care work. Based on a qualitative analysis interviews with 50 nurses, the article shows that this contradiction is expressed through conflicts over time, management and resources.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Keywords
Crisis of care; social reproduction; nurses; Sweden; neoliberalism
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Care science; Organisational studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42291 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2021.1900910 (DOI)000644224600001 ()2-s2.0-85105227114 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-05-24 Created: 2021-05-24 Last updated: 2024-06-17Bibliographically approved
Norstedt, M., Lundberg, S., Mulinari, P., Nordling, V. & Öberg, K. (2022). Editorial: waiting in and for the welfare state. European Journal of Social Work, 25(6), 939-944
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial: waiting in and for the welfare state
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2022 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 25, no 6, p. 939-944Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56776 (URN)10.1080/13691457.2022.2142887 (DOI)000924419900001 ()2-s2.0-85143268599 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-12-19 Created: 2022-12-19 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Selberg, R. & Mulinari, P. (2022). Exit Spirals in Hospital Clinics:: ConceptualizingTurnover Contagion Among Nursing Staff. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 26(1), 87-107
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exit Spirals in Hospital Clinics:: ConceptualizingTurnover Contagion Among Nursing Staff
2022 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2001-7405, E-ISSN 2001-7413, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 87-107Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article introduces the concept of the exit spiral to conceptualize processes in whichpoorly functioning hospital clinics or wards enter a phase of decline due to widespreaddissatisfaction among staff, prompting turnover contagion. In describing and analyzingcases amassed during observations and interviews, the article provides tools to identify,analyze and halt exit spirals. Once a hospital ward finds itself in an exit spiral, employeesexperience increased workloads, loss of control and discontent. Managers may react withincreased rigidity. Instability, discontinuity, and insufficient knowledge transfer areprocesses sparked by exit spirals. The article suggests that exit spirals can be halted ifmanagement recognizes the depth of organizational decline and directs resources toresolve it. This requires further analysis, stimulation of employee voice, innovation, andflexibility.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Gothenburg, 2022
Keywords
nursing, care work, nurse management, exit spirals, EVLN, public administration, public sector
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Arbete och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-50694 (URN)10.58235/sjpa.v26i1.7045 (DOI)2-s2.0-85151453701 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2022-03-19 Created: 2022-03-19 Last updated: 2023-12-12Bibliographically approved
Mulinari, P. (2022). Joan Acker: Hur får vi syn på den osynliga ojämlikheten? (1ed.). In: Em Andersson och Tina Mattsson (Ed.), Teorier för socialt arbete: STRUKTURELL OJÄMLIKHETOCH SAMHÄLLEN I FÖRÄNDRING (pp. 165-179). Lund: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Joan Acker: Hur får vi syn på den osynliga ojämlikheten?
2022 (Swedish)In: Teorier för socialt arbete: STRUKTURELL OJÄMLIKHETOCH SAMHÄLLEN I FÖRÄNDRING / [ed] Em Andersson och Tina Mattsson, Lund: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2022, 1, p. 165-179Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2022 Edition: 1
Keywords
joan acker, genus, ojämlikhet, rasism
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Arbete och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55377 (URN)
Available from: 2022-10-17 Created: 2022-10-17 Last updated: 2022-11-23Bibliographically approved
Selberg, R. & Mulinari, P. (2022). Leaderless Management as the Solution to Struggles Over the Moral Center of Healthcare? Ward Nurses’ Critique of Management as “Real Utopias” in the Public Sector. In: Frederik Hertel; Anders Örtenblad; Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen (Ed.), Debating Leaderless Management: Can Employees Do Without Leaders? (pp. 77-95). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leaderless Management as the Solution to Struggles Over the Moral Center of Healthcare? Ward Nurses’ Critique of Management as “Real Utopias” in the Public Sector
2022 (English)In: Debating Leaderless Management: Can Employees Do Without Leaders? / [ed] Frederik Hertel; Anders Örtenblad; Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, p. 77-95Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Through a historization of the Swedish public sector together with vignettes grounded in interviews, this paper questions managerialism in the public sector. The chapter argues for leaderless management as a shift of attention from managerialism toward worker control. The chapter explores what nurses identify as central areas of conflict shaping their work, and what forms of change they view as necessary to create a more sustainable work situation, for themselves and the patients. Workers—not managers—within the public sector are key knowledge bearers in confronting the crisis of care. Inspired by Nancy Fraser’s idea of a care crisis, as well as Erik Olin Wright’s discussion on real utopia, the chapter analyzes how public sector workers frame their work-life. We use this to frame a vision of leaderless management. Specifically, we draw out three arguments for leaderless management of (1) time, (2) caring, and (3) resources. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022
Series
Palgrave Debates in Business and Management, ISSN 2524-5082, E-ISSN 2524-5090
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Arbete och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59078 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-04593-6_5 (DOI)978-3-031-04592-9 (ISBN)978-3-031-04593-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-04-02 Created: 2023-04-02 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Mulinari, P. & Nordling, V. (2022). Systemskiftet och kampen om tiden (1ed.). In: Niklas Altermark & Magnus Dahlstedt (Ed.), Bortom systemskiftet : mot en ny gemenskap: (pp. 257-279). Stockholm: Verbal förslag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Systemskiftet och kampen om tiden
2022 (Swedish)In: Bortom systemskiftet : mot en ny gemenskap / [ed] Niklas Altermark & Magnus Dahlstedt, Stockholm: Verbal förslag , 2022, 1, p. 257-279-Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Verbal förslag, 2022 Edition: 1
Keywords
tid, ojämlikheter, rasis
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Arbete och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55376 (URN)9789189155916 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-10-17 Created: 2022-10-17 Last updated: 2022-10-17Bibliographically approved
Projects
Consumption, everyday racism and everyday resistance; Malmö University
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