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Povrzanovic Frykman, MajaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9621-6751
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Povrzanovic Frykman, M., Narveslius, E. & Törnquist-Plewa, B. (2023). Postmigrant talks: Experiences of language use in Swedish academia. Ethnologia Scandinavica, 53, 114-135
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Postmigrant talks: Experiences of language use in Swedish academia
2023 (English)In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, ISSN 0348-9698, Vol. 53, p. 114-135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The authors take on a problem that many departments in Sweden, not least in the humanities, are dealing with right now: language. They show how social status in academia is decoupled from linguistic integration, at least if we understand status in terms of academic titles. Feelings of insufficiency and incompleteness are, however, prevalent, even among those whose Swedish proficiency is objectively very high. The authors underline the value of language, how competence in English, Swedish, and other languages is crucial for academics’ possibilities to work and build careers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kungliga Gustav Adolfs Akademien, 2023
Keywords
postmigration, academia, language use, Sweden
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-62205 (URN)001203253700008 ()
Projects
Academia and cultural production as ‘postmigrant’ fields in Sweden
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P20-0137
Available from: 2023-08-30 Created: 2023-08-30 Last updated: 2024-05-20Bibliographically approved
Povrzanovic Frykman, M. (2022). Högutbildade migranter mellan privilegier och förfrämligande. Nio-Fem (1), 20-27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Högutbildade migranter mellan privilegier och förfrämligande
2022 (Swedish)In: Nio-Fem, ISSN 2004-4046, no 1, p. 8p. 20-27Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

The migrants’ and their descendants’ presence in leading positions in Europe is full of tensions and does not develop at the same pace in all professional fields. This project explores such processes of establishment in present-day Sweden, in academia and cultural production as the two fields in which migrants have the highest representation in leading positions in public institutions.

This project contributes to the emerging cross-European debate and research on the ‘postmigrant’ condition that acknowledges antagonistic positions towards migration, and struggles about participation and representation, but also highlights new alliances that are not reduced to origin or heritage.

Our empirical interest is directed at the paths to recognition and professional influence of people who self-identify as migrants or migrant descendants and work as university teachers and researchers on the one hand, and as authors, cultural journalists and professionals in performing arts on the other.

Spanning ethnology, migration and literary studies, the project explores different constellations of alliances between migrants, their descendants and ‘natives’, with a particular interest in the role of friendship. It addresses issues of professional influence and public visibility and asks how they differ in the two fields. It also brings insights into the under-explored Arabic language-based cultural field in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2022. p. 8
Keywords
postmigration, academia, cultural production, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56464 (URN)
Projects
Academia and cultural production as ‘postmigrant’ fields in Sweden (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond [RJ], Dnr. P20-0137)
Available from: 2022-12-05 Created: 2022-12-05 Last updated: 2022-12-07Bibliographically approved
Povrzanovic Frykman, M. & Mäkelä, F. (2022). Refugees Welcome Sverige efter 2015: en svensk rörelse med kosmopolitisk bakgrund. In: Maria Zackariasson, Magnus Öhlander, Oscar Pripp (Ed.), Polarisering och samexistens: Kulturella förändringar i vår tid (pp. 291-318). Stockholm: Boréa Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Refugees Welcome Sverige efter 2015: en svensk rörelse med kosmopolitisk bakgrund
2022 (Swedish)In: Polarisering och samexistens: Kulturella förändringar i vår tid / [ed] Maria Zackariasson, Magnus Öhlander, Oscar Pripp, Stockholm: Boréa Bokförlag, 2022, p. 291-318Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Boréa Bokförlag, 2022
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56463 (URN)978-91-89140-96-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-05 Created: 2022-12-05 Last updated: 2023-10-19Bibliographically approved
Haaland, H., Magnussen, M.-L., Wallevik, H. & Povrzanovic Frykman, M. (2021). Ulike måter å «sikre sted»: flyktningers fortellinger om integrering inn i et lokalsamfunn i Sør-Norge. In: Berit Gullikstad; Guro Korsnes Kristensen; Turid Fånes Sætermo (Ed.), Fortellinger om integrering i norske lokalsamfunn: (pp. 180-202). Trondheim: Universitetsforlaget
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ulike måter å «sikre sted»: flyktningers fortellinger om integrering inn i et lokalsamfunn i Sør-Norge
2021 (Norwegian)In: Fortellinger om integrering i norske lokalsamfunn / [ed] Berit Gullikstad; Guro Korsnes Kristensen; Turid Fånes Sætermo, Trondheim: Universitetsforlaget, 2021, p. 180-202Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [no]

Gitt forståelsen av integrering som en mangfoldig prosess som kan romme mange ulike praksiser og aktører, diskuterer vi integrasjon som en prosess der mennesker «sikrer sted». Vi utforsker flyktningers integreringsfortellinger, for å forstå hvilke integreringserfaringer disse rommer. Rammeverket til Penninx og Garcés-Mascareñas (2016) brukes til å analysere flyktningers fortellinger om integrering inn i et lokalsamfunn. Gjennom disse erfaringene viser vi et mangfold av integreringsforståelser og praksiser.

Abstract [en]

While understanding integration as a diverse process embedded in a variety of practices and involving different actors, the authors of this chapter employ Penninx and Garcés- Mascareñas’ (2016) understanding of integration as a process of “securing one’s place”. The chapter points to the diversity of the ways in which integration is understood and practiced. The analysis dwells on social relations perceived as important and explores how these are linked to perceptions of integration into a local community in Southern Norway.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim: Universitetsforlaget, 2021
Keywords
integration, refugees, experiences, narratives, social relations, understanding of place, Southern Norway
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-45040 (URN)10.18261/9788215042961-2021-08 (DOI)9788215042954 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-20 Created: 2021-08-20 Last updated: 2022-08-17Bibliographically approved
Povrzanovic Frykman, M. (2020). Aistimuistot ja affektiivinen jatkuvuus humanitaarisen avun esineissä. In: Jenni Rinne, Anna Kajander, Riina Haanpää (Ed.), Affektit ja tunteet kulttuurien tutkimuksessa: (pp. 31-66). Helsinki: Suomen kansatieteilijöiden yhdistys Ethnos ry
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aistimuistot ja affektiivinen jatkuvuus humanitaarisen avun esineissä
2020 (Finnish)In: Affektit ja tunteet kulttuurien tutkimuksessa / [ed] Jenni Rinne, Anna Kajander, Riina Haanpää, Helsinki: Suomen kansatieteilijöiden yhdistys Ethnos ry , 2020, p. 31-66Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

During the 1992–95 war, the vast majority of people in Bosnia and Herzegovina relied on international humanitarian assistance for survival. Material goods sent as humanitarian aid were crucial to the civilians trapped in Sara-jevo under siege. This chapter presents what some of the residents remember and how they talk about it two decades later. The analysis pursues how the act of narration of a particular person–object interaction activates corporeal memories and establishes affective links – resonances in the body and mind – between then (when the experience was acquired) and now (when one narrates it), between what the research participants talked about (their humanitarian aid-related experiences), and how they talked about it (affects that were revived in the course of narration). The vivid descriptions of sensual experiences concerning humanitarian aid – the tastes and smells of food and feel of clothing items received from distant donors – witness to the lingering sensual effects those experiences still have today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: Suomen kansatieteilijöiden yhdistys Ethnos ry, 2020
Series
Etnos-toimite, ISSN 0357-511X ; 22
Keywords
affect, material culture, memory, humanitarian aid
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-18129 (URN)978-952-68509-5-5 (ISBN)978-952-68509-6-2 (ISBN)
Note

This chapter is a translation of "Sensitive objects of humanitarian aid: corporeal memories and affective continuities", published in Sensitive Objects: Affect and Material Culture, eds.Jonas Frykman & Maja Povrzanović Frykman. Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2016, pp. 79–104. Open Access, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21525/kriterium.6

Available from: 2020-08-25 Created: 2020-08-25 Last updated: 2023-12-28Bibliographically approved
Hemer, O., Povrzanovic Frykman, M. & Ristilammi, P.-M. (Eds.). (2020). Conviviality at the Crossroads: The poetics and politics of everyday encounters. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conviviality at the Crossroads: The poetics and politics of everyday encounters
2020 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

With the 2015 refugee migration and its aftermath as a main reference and focal point, this anthology uses Conviviality as a lens to examine the current challenges to democracy. Conviviality and the inter-related concepts Cosmopolitanism and Creolisation are assumed to provide tools for analysis as well as forms for “cross-cutting communication”. Originally introduced by Ivan Illich (1973), conviviality was re-launched and re-defined by Paul Gilroy (2004) against a backdrop of social, racial and religious tensions in post-imperial Britain, denoting an ability to be at ease in the presence of diversity without restaging communitarian conceptions of ethnic and racial difference, and has subsequently been refined to provide “an analytical tool to ask and explore in what ways, and under what conditions, people constructively create modes of togetherness” (Nowicka & Vertovec 2014: 2). In Gilroy’s understanding conviviality was a substitute for cosmopolitanism, which in his view had been hijacked as a pretext for Western “supposedly benign imperialism” in the aftermath of 9/11 and the war on terror (Gilroy 2004: 66). But rather than replacing one concept with the other, this anthology seeks to explore the interconnections – commonalities and differences – between cosmopolitanism and conviviality. Creolisation is the other supplementary concept, by constituting a valid alternative to conventional interpretations of cross-cultural contact and allowing agency and influence to hitherto marginal and subordinate cultures and peoples (Cohen and Toninato 2010).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. p. 290
Keywords
Conviviality, Cosmopolitanism, Creolisation
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8344 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-28979-9 (DOI)2-s2.0-85148830340 (Scopus ID)30830 (Local ID)978-3-030-28978-2 (ISBN)978-3-030-28979-9 (ISBN)30830 (Archive number)30830 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-08-22Bibliographically approved
Hemer, O., Povrzanovic Frykman, M. & Ristilammi, P.-M. (2020). Conviviality vis-à-vis Cosmopolitanism and Creolisation: Probing the Concepts. In: Oscar Hemer, Maja Povrzanovic Frykman, Per-Markku Ristilammi (Ed.), Oscar Hemer, Maja Povrzanovic Frykman, Per-Markku Ristilammi (Ed.), Conviviality at the Crossroads: The poetics and politics of everyday encounters (pp. 1-14). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conviviality vis-à-vis Cosmopolitanism and Creolisation: Probing the Concepts
2020 (English)In: Conviviality at the Crossroads: The poetics and politics of everyday encounters / [ed] Oscar Hemer, Maja Povrzanovic Frykman, Per-Markku Ristilammi, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 1-14Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The introductory chapter discusses conviviality in relation to the adjoining concepts cosmopolitanism and creolisation. Inspired by the Spanish term convivencia, Ivan Illich envisioned a post-industrial convivial society of “autonomous individuals and primary groups” (Illich 1973), which resembles present-day manifestations of “convivialism”. Paul Gilroy refashioned conviviality as a substitute for cosmopolitanism, denoting an ability to be ‘at ease’ in contexts of diversity (Gilroy 2004). Rather than replacing one concept with the other, this book seeks to explore the interconnections—commonalities and differences—between them. The urgency of today’s global predicament is the recurring argument in the discussion of all three concepts, and a further reason to bring them in dialogue. Whereas conviviality and cosmopolitanism are already tightly intertwined, creolisation is arguably a necessary complement to the other two.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
Keywords
Conviviality, Cosmopolitanism, Creolisation, Diversity, Globalisation, Colonialism, Metamorphosis
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9335 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-28979-9_1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85118368142 (Scopus ID)30573 (Local ID)978-3-030-28979-9 (ISBN)978-3-030-28978-2 (ISBN)30573 (Archive number)30573 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-08-22Bibliographically approved
Povrzanovic Frykman, M., Guribye, E., Hidle, K. & Mozetič, K. (2020). How does place matter to highly skilled migrants? Work/non-work experiences of international physicians in Norway and Sweden (ed.). Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 10(1), 51-68
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How does place matter to highly skilled migrants? Work/non-work experiences of international physicians in Norway and Sweden
2020 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 51-68Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article tackles the question of how place matters to migrant physicians in the regions of Agder in Norway and Skåne in Sweden by exploring how place-specific conditions affect their experiences in the work, private, family and social domains of life. For this purpose, the article uses thematic analysis of the narrative material gathered through 25 semi-structured interviews. The lens of work/non-work domains, combined with a practice-oriented approach to place, highlights the complexity of lived experiences as they evolve in a particular context. Three main findings are identified: the non-homogenous significance of place across life domains, the vital role of transborder connections and obligations that affect individual and family resources for work/non-work negotiations in the place of settlement and the limits to the skill-based privileges in the place of settlement, which are notable in the domain of work but not replicated in non-work domains.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki University Press, 2020
Keywords
place, work/non-work life domains, highly skilled migrants, Norway, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-1532 (URN)10.2478/njmr-2019-0026 (DOI)000578877200004 ()2-s2.0-85108178188 (Scopus ID)30216 (Local ID)30216 (Archive number)30216 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-27 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Povrzanovic Frykman, M. & Mäkelä, F. (2020). Post-2015 Refugees Welcome Initiatives in Sweden: Cosmopolitan Underpinnings. In: Oscar Hemer; Maja Povrzanovic Frykman; Per-Markku Ristilammi (Ed.), Oscar Hemer, Maja Povrzanovic Frykman, Per-Markku Ristilammi (Ed.), Conviviality at the Crossroads: The poetics and politics of everyday encounters (pp. 165-188). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Post-2015 Refugees Welcome Initiatives in Sweden: Cosmopolitan Underpinnings
2020 (English)In: Conviviality at the Crossroads: The poetics and politics of everyday encounters / [ed] Oscar Hemer; Maja Povrzanovic Frykman; Per-Markku Ristilammi, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 165-188Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter contributes to the literature that seeks to understand the social and political developments of Refugees Welcome initiatives beyond the immediacy of 2015 “crisis”. Based on interviews conducted in 2018 with activists who hold leading positions in the national umbrella organisation Refugees Welcome Sweden, the chapter presents the analysis of their perceptions and self-reflections on engagement with refugees and on working for a humane asylum politics. It exemplifies how the moral and political dimensions of cosmopolitanism are intertwined in pointing to the universal aim of equality and at the same time demanding that it is realised locally. While none of our interviewees employed the notion of cosmopolitanism, they outlined a normative order that emerges as a political project towards a reconstruction of society along lines of equality and justice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
Keywords
Moral cosmopolitanism, Political cosmopolitanism, Volunteering, Activism, Refugees Welcome, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9227 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-28979-9_9 (DOI)2-s2.0-85092620990 (Scopus ID)30569 (Local ID)978-3-030-28979-9 (ISBN)978-3-030-28978-2 (ISBN)30569 (Archive number)30569 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-08-22Bibliographically approved
Povrzanovic Frykman, M. & Mozetič, K. (2020). The importance of friends: social life challenges for foreign physicians in Southern Sweden (ed.). Community, Work and Family, 23(4), 385-400
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The importance of friends: social life challenges for foreign physicians in Southern Sweden
2020 (English)In: Community, Work and Family, ISSN 1366-8803, E-ISSN 1469-3615, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 385-400Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article connects the fields of work/non-work research with the research on social integration of migrants. It is based on in-depth interviews with foreign physicians in the south of Sweden which explored their work/non-work experiences and their subjective perceptions of managing work, family, social and private domains of life. Based on individual reflections of social life as experienced in the workplace, in the locations of everyday life and transnationally, the analysis does not pursue the existence and composition of social networks but focuses on non-instrumental aspects of social life and explores their significance for high-skilled migrants’ own sense of integration. The findings suggest that migrants who are privileged in terms of education and employment still face extensive challenges in the social domain of life, especially with regard to close friendships. The findings furthermore suggest that social integration is a process that is influenced by place, time and individual life trajectories and therefore cannot be truthfully accounted for by looking at the numbers and ethnic composition of a migrant’s social relations. It is the quality of relations – notably friendships – that matters most.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
highly skilled migrants, work/ non-work, social domain, friendship, physicians, Sweden
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-14365 (URN)10.1080/13668803.2019.1599323 (DOI)000618790900002 ()2-s2.0-85063971309 (Scopus ID)28627 (Local ID)28627 (Archive number)28627 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Projects
The Social Life of the First Reception Regime: Human rights, dignity and hospitality on irregular migrant maritime routes into the EU; Malmö UniversityMuseum as arenas for integration – new perspectives and methods of inclusion; Malmö University, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
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