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Displacement: Structural Evictions and Alienation
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Urban Studies (US). Dept. People and technology, Roskilde University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0204-4336
2020 (English)In: ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, E-ISSN 1492-9732, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 364-373Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite decreases in formal evictions in Sweden, housing precarity measured through homelessness as well as through various forms of displacement is increasing. It is therefore important to conceptualize beyond evictions when looking to the condition of various housing regimes. Forced relocation following renovations (renoviction) is a dominant form of displacement in Sweden today, and this form of displacement makes little difference compared to formal evictions, in terms of outcomes for both landlords and tenants.  Drawing inspiration from displacement literature, I suggest conceptualizing all forms of ‘mundane displacement’ that lead to forced relocation as ‘structural evictions’. By mundane displacement I mean displacement processes instigated from within an already established political and legal framework, by actors in the realm of housing, that result in for instance increased costs of living for households to the extent that they are forced to leave their homes. I will use the example of renoviction to show how the boundary between formal evictions and structural evictions through renoviction are blurry at best. In this paper the similarities between formal evictions and displacement through renoviction will be illustrated through narratives by tenants relocated within two neighborhoods in Uppsala, Sweden, that are undergoing renovations.

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University of British Columbia Press, 2020. Vol. 19, no 1, p. 364-373
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Human Geography
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Urban studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-37051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-37051DiVA, id: diva2:1505761
Available from: 2020-12-01 Created: 2020-12-01 Last updated: 2024-02-02Bibliographically approved
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1. The Original Sin: On displacement through renoviction in Sweden
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2020 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Malmö: Malmö University & Roskilde University, 2020. p. 182
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Dissertation Series in Migration, Urbanisation, and Societal Change ; 13
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Human Geography
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Urban studies
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urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-37054 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178771448 (DOI)978-91-7877-143-1 (ISBN)978-91-7877-144-8 (ISBN)
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2020-12-18, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2020-12-01 Created: 2020-12-01 Last updated: 2023-10-25Bibliographically approved

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