Playing the safe card or playing the race card? Comparison of attitudes towards interracial marriages with non-white migrants and transnational adoptees in Sweden.

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Playing the safe card or playing the race card? Comparison of attitudes towards interracial marriages with non-white migrants and transnational adoptees in Sweden.
Author Osanami Törngren, Sayaka
Research Centre Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Date 2018
English abstract
This article compares the attitudes of white Swedes towards interracial marriages with someone of non-white migrant origin and a non-white transnational adoptee. The analysis is based on a postal survey and follow-up interviews conducted in Malmö, Sweden. Survey results show that transnational adoptees are not preferred as marriage partners by white Swedes to the same extent as white Swedes. Moreover, the differences in attitudes towards marriages with migrants and non-white adoptees are not statistically significant. Interviewees utilized the notion of cultural differences to explain the attitudes towards intermarriages with migrants. However, this was highly contested when talking about the attitudes towards non-white transnational adoptees. These results show how race and visible differences play a role in attitudes toward interracial marriages in Sweden.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s40878-018-0074-6 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://comparativemigrationstudies.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40878-018-0074-6 .Icon
Publisher Springer
Host/Issue Comparative Migration Studies;10
Volume 6
ISSN 2214-594X
Pages 17
Language eng (iso)
Subject Attitudes
Interracial marriage
Transnational adoptees
Sweden
Mixed methods
Race
Visible differences
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note Comp Migr Stud
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/25235 Permalink to this page
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