Qty:1
  • List Price: $33.95
  • Save: $3.30 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Usually ships within 1 to 3 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Pages crisp and clean. No marks. No underlining. No highlighting.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Even in Sweden: Racisms, Racialized Spaces, and the Popular Geographical Imagination Paperback – November 6, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0520224490 ISBN-10: 0520224493 Edition: 1St Edition

Buy New
Price: $30.65
20 New from $15.28 31 Used from $0.24 2 Collectible from $9.21
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$30.65
$15.28 $0.24
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Frequently Bought Together

Even in Sweden: Racisms, Racialized Spaces, and the Popular Geographical Imagination + A Swedish Dilemma: A Liberal European Nation's Struggle with Racism and Xenophobia, 1990-2000
Price for both: $74.65

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Series: California Studies in Critical Human Geography
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1St Edition edition (November 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520224493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520224490
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,715,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

"A tour de force"—Orvar Löfgren, co-author of Culture Builders: A Historical Anthropology of Middle Class Life

"Written in a striking, experimental style, this is an insightful and impressive book on a topic of enormous contemporary significance."—James Ferguson, author of Expectations of Modernity

"Pred works with a powerful set of ideas and arresting empirical materials to create a series of interlocking, overlapping, and superimposed spaces within which modern racism is brought into view with a shocking clarity. "—Derek Gregory, author of Geographical Imaginations

From the Back Cover

"A tour de force" (Orvar Lfgren, co-author of Culture Builders: A Historical Anthropology of Middle Class Life)

"Written in a striking, experimental style, this is an insightful and impressive book on a topic of enormous contemporary significance." (James Ferguson, University of California, Irvine )

"Pred works with a powerful set of ideas and arresting empirical materials to create a series of interlocking, overlapping, and superimposed spaces within which modern racism is brought into view with a shocking clarity. " (Derek Gregory, author of Geographical Imaginations ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

2.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 2003
Format: Paperback
I just finished reading Even in Sweden and I found it fascinating. Given the political and social history of this country one would not necessarily thinks of race or racism as a factor. I came to understand that a young woman from Ethiopia or from Iran is seen a exotic screen where native swedish men project fantasies of sexual freedom. This is also the case in America. I also gained insight in terms of how the progeny of African men and white Swedish women are looked at in terms of not being European or Swedish enough.This was fascinating.
While Pred's discussion of race and sexuality was interesting,it was a bit limited to me. I failed to get a clear sense of how women and men of African descent from the US are looked at (or treated in the swedish context). Given that some of the offspring from black deserters during Vietnam grew up in Sweden it might be interesting to find out.
Other than these questions, the book is excellent. I highly recommend it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dolamite on July 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
I wanted to learn about racism and xenophobia in Sweden.

I didn't learn much from this book.

It is not a study at all -- it isn't really even social science -- but rather, a whimsical and often psychedelic collection of random quotes from people like Kant and Myrdal, various pseudo-intellectual poems (yes, poems), and stream-of consciousness musings on the nature of racism and "the Other." The pomo style is truly annoying.

I am certain that that author put his heart into this book, and I give him credit for trying to do something "new" and "original" -- but the result left me extremely bummed. I regret buying the book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DickyA on October 27, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Nobody writes longer sentences than this man did. If there is ever a TV contest show for smart kids diagramming sentences, the works of Allan would be ideal subject material.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jaime f on August 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
Previous reviewers have criticized this book for being postmodern. Well... yeah! Pred is quite clear about the fact that he is a scholar of modernity and his framework is an idea he calls 'hypermodernity,' or the new(ish) trend towards interlocking connections and flows of information, people and capital at the local, national, and global levels.

If you want a dry presentation of statistics or a human-free recitation of historical facts, you've come to the wrong bookshelf.

If, on the other hand, you're looking for an engaging, poetic (yes! poetic!) and scathing take on racialization of immigrants in late 20th century Sweden, you should read this. It is a fairly scattered book, relying heavily on quotes from others, but it conveys his message powerfully: there is history of demonizing outsiders and of fear for the purity of "Nordic blood" (not unique to Sweden; this idea was endorsed by Teddy Roosevelt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, etc.) Pred sees echoes of this pattern in the treatment, especially in the media, political and popular discourse but also in the material conditions of life for today's immigrants and their children.

He also makes a sophisticated argument about the nature of racism, arguing that it need not be intentional to have real (material) effects for different groups.

It's a burning question, with implications for the rest of Western Europe. How should Swedes facilitate integration between citizens of various ethnic origins? It's a heartbreaking book at times, but leaves one with motivation for political action.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Gary on August 27, 2003
Format: Hardcover
On the surface, this might seem like a good sociology book, looking at conditions in Sweden, but that surface is misleading. First of all, Berkeley professor and self-proclaimed Marxist Allan Pred is NOT a professor of sociology, but of geography. But let's move on.
Pred's book is heavily footnoted, but many of his claims about Swedish police, news media, and so forth are unsubstantiated. That is to say he will make a claim of certain actions or opinions, but provide few if any footnotes giving a source; the book is highly anecdotal, with Prof Pred not hesitating to list himself as a resource. Therefore, what you are reading in this book is NOT the disinterested and impartial examination of Swedish culture by a trained sociologist, but instead the deep felt opinions of an opinionated sociological layman.
That leads me on to another point - culture. Prof Pred toes the line when it comes to liberal orthodoxy - he denies the very existence of culture. To him any country is a herd of humans, constantly changing with no past and no future. Have you read about Japanese culture, or Indian culture? Well, forget it, there are no such things! To Prof Pred there is no Swedish culture, only a group of people living in a geographic area, who should not reference anything that came before.
What is the meaning of all this? The West (yes, there is such a thing) is in a state of crisis, where people from other cultures are arriving in unprecedented numbers, changing the very nature of the culture penetrated. Why did the good prof not discuss the Sami (Lapp) people? This is because he is part of the liberal establishment that actually wants to see Western culture shattered and replaced by that of third-world cultures.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images