To be non-white in a colour-blind society : Conversations with adoptees and adoptive parents in Sweden on everyday racism

@inproceedings{Hbinette2009ToBN,
  title={To be non-white in a colour-blind society : Conversations with adoptees and adoptive parents in Sweden on everyday racism},
  author={Tobias H{\"u}binette and Carina Tigervall},
  year={2009}
}
This study is based on qualitative interviews with 20 adult international adoptees of colour and 8 adoptive parents with internationally adopted children in Sweden regarding their experiences of racialisation, ethnic identifications and coping strategies. The study finds that the non-white bodies of the adoptees are constantly made significant in their everyday lives in interactions with the white Swedish majority population, whether expressed as ‘curious questions’ concerning the ethnic origin… CONTINUE READING

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